What we do

We specialise in the development of custom software and web applications for the engineering and scientific communities.

Plain Tech has developed and maintains software covering topics as wide as custom weather modelling, explosives engineering & blast design, noise prediction & analysis, vibration control and Aboriginal heritage management.

Plain Tech Pty. Ltd. was established in 2014 to provide a user oriented programming service to allow engineering or scientific companies to better develop their intellectual property into readily available, widely accessible, user-friendly applications. We have the technical acumen, and the end-user relations to convert complex calculations into plain & simple solutions.

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Where to find us

Plain Tech Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 309,
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

MOB +61 438 393 267
TEL +61 3 9028 7654
EMAIL info@plaintech.net.au

Australian NTv2 Grid Conversion

The Australian NTv2 Grid Conversion module and command line script enables conversions between AGD66/AGD84 and GDA94 coordinates using national grid files. It is intended as a partial replacement of the GDAit transformation software provided by The Office of Surveyor-General Victoria. National grid files obtained from the ANZLIC Committee on Surveying & Mapping are bundled with this application. If you find any issues, or re-use the code for your own projects, please take the time to send a note and let us know how it works for you. Python code is available on pypi, or via pip install australian-ntv2-grid-conversion. Source code is available from bitbucket with some documentation.

Conversion options
Convert single grid point
Conversion options
Convert single Lat/Lon point
Conversion options

Custom Weather Forecasting

We produce customised, cloud based, web accessible weather forecasting systems for use in the modeling of airblast, noise, dust and noxious fume emissions from operations in the Hunter Valley region.

This data is produced on behalf of the Hunter Valley Meteorological Sounding Joint Venture (HVMSJV) and is accessible to all Joint Venture members and their designated consultants.

Plain Tech runs a customised WRF model multiple times daily to produce high-resolution forecasts suitable for use in a wide range of models including dust and NOx emissions modelling by Todoroski Air Sciences and airblast predictions by Terrock.

Our WRF modelling is currently run on AWS using dynamically allocated computing resources for high-performance computing and data storage.

Redfearn's Formula

Use Redfearn's formulae to convert between latitude & longitude and grid coordinates and vice versa. Further detail and other calulators can be found on the ICSM website. If you find any issues, or re-use the code for your own projects, please take the time to send a note and let us know how it works for you. Python code is available on pypi, or via pip install redfearn. Source code is available from bitbucket with some documentation. PHP source code is available here.

Lat/Lon to GDA/MGA
GDA/MGA to Lat/Lon