Spatial refers to place, space or location. Since everything is 'somewhere' on the earth's surface, spatial information and spatial technologies have broad ranging and important uses. The spatial industry helps us understand our world, its people and solve issues relating to the environment, hazards and development from a community to a global scale.
Wouldn't you like to be involved in creating the world of tomorrow?
How far are the bushfires spreading? Where should the new shopping centre be located? Where are our endangered species and how can we protect them?
Spatial technologies include any software or hardware that interact with real world locations. Exploring your world virtually with Google Earth, Google Maps, Bing Maps or NASA World Wind is interacting with GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Recording data with a GPS (Global Positioning System) or navigating the streets with car satellite navigation is using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems).
Explore Queensland using the Queensland Spatial Portal.
Explore study options and find opportunities
A range of opportunities are available to support you on your journey into the spatial industry.
- Cadetships offer full time work and study costs are paid for
- Traineeships allow you to begin your study through TAFE and receive work experience while still at school
- Work experience programs allow you to get hands on experience in the industry
- Scholarships offer financial support towards your study
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Last updated 6 February 2013