SAGE Laboratory

The Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE) Laboratory is a central space to support SAGE teaching and research. It consists of state-of-the-art instruments and up-to-date software packages for catching up the latest technology development in surveying and geospatial engineering.

Lab facilities:

  • GNSS signal replicators and a CORSnet station.
  • Desktop workstation Windows computers, multi-GPU Linux computers and satellite imagery servers.
  • Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for aerial photogrammetry, remote sensing and lidar.
  • Close range photogrammetry devices (e.g. DSLR cameras, iSense3D scanner).
  • Close range photogrammetry software e.g. Australis, iWitnessPro and Photomodeler.
  • GIS, aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing software e.g. ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI, Px4D, Correlator3D.
  • Lidar data processing and visualisation software e.g. Quick Terrain Modeler and LAStools
  • Surveying and geospatial data processing applications e.g. Leica Infinity, Cyclone, Magnet Office, AutoCAD Civil3D, Fixit4

Lab access:

  • SAGE staff have 24/7 card access.
  • Student access can be granted from Dr Yincai Zhou or Dr Craig Roberts with academic supervisor's approval and lab induction completion.
  • An instrument training is required to operate instruments or equipment in the lab.
  • Lab users must follow UNSW & the School’s health and safety guidelines. Please refer to UNSW Health and Safety website
  • If you invite visitors into the lab, you are responsible for their conduct and for the security of the lab. 
  • Report any WHS hazards to Dr Yincai Zhou or your supervisor or the School’s WHS officer in school office.
  • Do not remove any instruments, equipment, peripherals or accessories from the lab unless it is authorised.
  • If you borrow anything from the lab, please record it in the loan book and leave your mobile number on the book.
  • If you leave a computer running for your programs or tasks, please leave your name and mobile phone number on its keyboard.