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Membership to the Geospatial Council of Australia enables members to get access to Australia’s premier geospatial publication, Position Magazine and the Journal of Spatial Sciences.

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Position Magazine

Position magazine is the only Australasia-wide independent publication for surveying and spatial sciences and is the official magazine of the GCA.

Position covers the acquisition, manipulation, application and presentation of geo-data in a wide range of industries including agriculture, disaster management, environmental management, local government, utilities, and land-use planning. Position contains news, views and applications stories, as well as coverage of the latest technologies that interest professionals working with spatial information.

The magazine is published bi-monthly in both hard copy and digital, with six comprehensive issues annually.

Spatial Source

Spatial Source is Australia and New Zealand’s first website covering the geospatial, surveying, GIS and mapping communities. Online partner to the long-established Position magazine, Spatial Source is the only online resource dedicated to covering the latest industry developments, product and technology news.

Spatial Source also delivers a free weekly e-newsletter, sent to over 6,000 professionals – subscribe here.


Journal of Spatial Sciences

The Journal of Spatial Science (JOSS) publishes original research and review papers contributing to the theory and practice of the spatial sciences. All research and review manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Professional papers are not refereed but are assessed by the editors.

The professional papers regularly describe aspects of practice and implementation of techniques relating to:

  • Cartography
  • Geographic information science
  • Hydrography
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Surveying.