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Spatial Sciences Landgate Studios

Landgate Studios

These purpose-built Spatial Science student areas consist of three computer studios (total of 60 computers with access to a wide range of specialised software), a student common room and a computer area.

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The Spatial Sciences Landgate studios are available for students use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The design of the studios allows for easy interaction and collaboration between students and between academic staff and students, very similar to many work environments.

Spatial Sciences Lecture Room

Lecture Room

The Department has its own purpose-built teaching area for use by its staff and students.

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Facilities include projecting facilities, audio and video conferencing and recording facilities to allow staff to video and record lectures. Most lectures are available for viewing by students via the internet. All other lectures not scheduled for the Spatial Sciences Lecture Room are scheduled in various lecture theatres/rooms with similar facilities throughout the campus.

Research Rooms

Research rooms

The four main research areas within the Department have their own research student laboratories/project rooms.

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The four main research areas, GNSS, Geodesy, GIScience, Remote Sensing, and Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning have their own research facilities to enable research students to work quietly alongside fellow students with similar research interests.

Surveying Equipment (for teaching purposes)


Surveying and Mine and Engineering Surveying students are required to use surveying equipment during their practical/fieldwork classes from the first semester of their first year.

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The surveying equipment in use by the Department of Spatial Sciences is currently some of the most up-to-date equipment available. This greatly contributes to the students being industry-ready upon graduation.

Major surveying equipment for teaching: 
Total StationsSokkia Set 530RK3

Sokkia Set 1X

Data RecordersSokkia Allegro

Trimble TSC3
GNSSSokkia GSR27001SX

Sokkia 2650LB

Trimble R10

Mobile Mapper 100

Mobile Mapper CE
Digital LevelsLeica
Optical LevelsLeica NA720
Gyro StationsSokkia
Access to Cavity Monitoring System

Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Equipment


Equipment in this area include the Leica C10 laser scanners as well as specialised software.

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The Department also has a MDL Dynascan 5250 mobile scanner for use by research staff, research students and those students specialising in the photogrammetry and laser scanning field.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Equipment


The GNSS Research Group uses the latest in GNSS equipment to conduct its research.

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Key equipment includes a GSS670 Multi-GNSS Simulator and a range of advanced multi-GNSS receivers. The Group also make use of the most advanced specialised software including Geo++ Software.



Similar to the surveying equipment in use by the Department, the latest software is made available for student use to assist them in being industry-ready when they graduate from their courses.

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Major software available for student and research use:

  • 3DM Analyst
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcServer
  • Australis
  • Civilcad MAGNET
  • Cyclone
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Geoida
  • Microresearch Geolab PX5
  • Microstation and add-on: Cadscript
  • MOVE3
  • PostgreSQL
  • PyCharm
  • Python 2.7 + PythonWin
  • Sokkia Spectrum Survey
  • Surpac
  • Trimble Business Centre
  • WingID