Spatial Data Analysis Network

The Spatial Data Analysis Network (SPAN) is a unit within the Research Office of Charles Sturt University. SPAN's primary role is to support research by academic staff and higher degree by research (HDR) students in the areas of:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Questionnaire Design and Survey Implementation
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Data visualisation
  • Access to spatial and analytical software
  • Access to spatial and technical equipment
  • Data access and supply

SPAN services provided to CSU staff and HDR students will not incur any charge in most cases.

Aims of SPAN

  • Facilitate and enhance research
  • Provide a University-wide set of computer-based tools and training to assist researchers collect, visualise, manage, analyse and present research data
  • Develop and promote University-wide use of GIS and other spatial technology
  • Provide equipment, facilities, tools, skills and resources to support researchers

Benefits of using SPAN

  • Enhancing your research - methodology, data, visualisation, analysis and presentation
  • Incorporating a broader range of data into your research project
  • Exploring and analysing geographic patterns and phenomena in your research
  • Access to SPAN staff members' wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise

What we offer

SPAN can assist with the provision, analysis and visualisation of data, such as:

  • Satellite / Airborne Imagery/ LiDAR
  • Environmental, social,
  • Census and other Australian Bureau of Statistics data
  • Climate and Weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Surveys and questionnaires

View SPAN website