The research will be conducted on GIS in various applications and software that can be used particularly in the predictive systems and mapping applications. This research activity will produce various systems e.g. bushfire risk assessment, coastal sensitivity index ranking systems, flood warning systems, oil spill trajectory systems, landslide early warning systems, location-based services, and others.
The GIS field is characterised by a great diversity of applications and concepts developed in many areas: computer science, disaster management, surveying, geology, geography, decision making, resource management, agriculture, statistic, and many others. Research in advanced GIS technologies is to enhance the methodology for decision making in various applications for best management practice. The GIS for spatial and temporal modelling will lend itself as a base of research excellence, not only for Masters and PhD research but also in the formulation of innovative and inventive solutions for real world problems.