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The Survey Software Laboratory is primarily a Survey software computing facility in the School of Surveying.


  • 47 computers
  • Colour laser A4/A3 printer/scanner
  • Colour wide format (up to A1) plotter
  • Digital projector


The main software packages in use are:

Survey and Engineering

Geodetic surveying

Survey and land information

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

GPS processing

Laser Scanning

  • Trimble Realworks


  • QPS

Standard Desktop Productivity Tools

  • Microsoft Office

Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
  • ESRI ArcGIS Pro
  • Quantum GIS (QGIS)

In addition to these a number of support and utility software items are in use in the lab.

Access and Rules

Students enrolled in 200 level and above Surveying papers have 24 hour seven day access to the relevant lab(s). After-hours access to the computer labs is by swipe card (student ID cards)

The use of this facility is subject to rules. Please check out the School of Surveying Computer Lab Rules.


The Survey Software Laboratory is managed and maintained by School of Surveying. For any enquiry, please contact:

Kelly Gragg
Room 208, 310 Castle Street
Ph +64 3 479 7602

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