• Pioneers in lightning detection.
    More than 20 years of experience in designing,
    manufacturing, installing and supporting lightning
    detection systems.
  • Sensor sites located
    all across Australia.
    Originally based on the LPATS III sensor,
    all sites are now converted to a newer
    model of the TOA precision
    lightning sensor.
  • Check out our
    live feed in action.
    GPATS provides a view of current
    lightning activity around Australia.
  • Largest historical lightning
    database covering Australia.
    GPATS has archived more than
    10 years of lightning data collected over the
    entire Australian continent.
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    Robust lightning detection sensors
    With a broadband detector, the different
    characteristics of ground strokes and cloud
    strokes can be identified.
  • Latest software and
    hardware to provide accurate
    lightning information.
    The lightning network is designed to provide
    optimal performance for customers.

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Welcome to GPATS

The Global Position and Tracking Systems Pty. Ltd. (GPATS) is located in Ultimo, NSW, Australia and was founded with the mission of developing, manufacturing, selling and supporting lightning location networks, and lightning hazard warning sensors and systems. GPATS is focused on providing our clients with the most accurate, affordable and reliable lightning detection and warning systems available today.

The GPATS group has more than 20 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, installing and supporting lightning location systems. GPATS’s beginnings started back in 1983 with Dr. Rodney B. Bent, the founder and CEO of GPATS, pioneering the Time-of-Arrival technology... read more

Why should you use our services

  • Utilises the time-of-arrival technique to detect calculate characteristics of lightning events.
  • System consists of lightning detection sensors, hardware and software for processing.
  • Boasts long-range detection capabilities.
  • Stores data in digitised form for future analysis.
  • Digitises and stores waveforms of each lightning stroke for scientific analysis.
  • Continually earns international academic acclaim and support.

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Our Clients

We provide accurate lightning data to several mining, railway, weather and major power companies across Australia. We are also an exclusive lightning data provider to the Australian Bureau of Meterology.