New Zealand and Australia are working together on a trial of satellite-based augmentation service (SBAS) technology for both countries in 2017 and 2018.
LINZ is co-operating with Geoscience Australia in delivering the trial. It will improve the accuracy of GPS and other satellite navigation systems, so accurate positioning information can be received anytime and anywhere across New Zealand.
The two-year project will test two new satellite positioning technologies including next generation SBAS and Precise Point Positioning, which will provide positioning accuracies of several decimetres and five centimetres respectively.
They say SBAS will make positioning data, like GPS, even more accurate than it is now.
Other agencies involved in the trial include the New Zealand Transport Agency, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Transport.
Geoscience Australia and the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI) will work with LINZ on the trial.