BOOSTING ACCURACY... Global Positioning System specialist Matt Wilkinson at the Corny Point Differential GPS station. BOOSTING ACCURACY... Global Positioning System specialist Matt Wilkinson at the Corny Point Differential GPS station.

Corny Point’s tower of power

CORNY Point lighthouse is home to the only Differential Global Positioning System station in South Australia.

The facility is one of 16 throughout Australia which improve the accuracy and integrity of GPS signals around Australia’s coast.

The stations provide differential corrections to GPS receivers to improve navigation accuracy, immediately notifying users if a signal is inaccurate. Others are located in Darwin, Mackay, Albany, Karratha and Sydney.

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