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The Spatial Data Analysis Network (SPAN) is a research support unit within the Research Office, Charles Sturt University.

SPAN's primary role is to support research by academic staff and higher degree by research (HDR) students of the university in the areas of:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • Spatial Statistics and Spatial Analysis
  • Questionnaire Design and Survey Implementation
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Provision of spatial and analytical software
  • Access to scientific instrumentation and other hardware
  • Spatial data sourcing and supply

SPAN provide services to staff and higher degree students and in most cases these services will not incur a charge.

SPAN aims to:

  • Facilitate and enhance research by providing technical expertise
  • Provide University staff and students with spatial expertise, techniques, tools and training to assist researchers
  • Develop and promote a University-wide user base of spatial applications, including GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis

The benefits of using SPAN in your research are:

  • Enhancing your research data analysis
  • Incorporating data from other sources into your study
  • Exploring geographic patterns and phenomena in your research data
  • Access to SPAN's wealth of knowledge and experience

SPAN can assist with analysis and visualisation of digital data sets, such as:

  • Satellite / Airborne Imagery
  • GIS and Mapping Data
  • Census and other Australian Bureau of Statistics data
  • Weather records and climate data from the Bureau of Meteorology

To find out more about SPAN services and capabilities, please explore this site. If you would like further information feel free to contact a SPAN staff member.