Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Spatial Data Analysis Network (SPAN)

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 (RHD) students of the university in the areas of:

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

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

SPAN aims to:

  • Facilitate and enhance research
  • Provide a University-wide set of computer-based tools and training to assist researchers
  • Develop and promote a University-wide user base of GIS applications

The benefits of using SPAN in your research are:

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

SPAN can assist with Data Analysis and Visualisation of digital data sets, such as:

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

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