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What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 (Shape file format)
  • - Topographic Base Map Layers WMS
  • - Topographic Base Map Image WMS
  • - NationalMap view of Topo250k dataset
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes Topo250k Series 3 is the most recent release of the dataset.
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format KML, SHP WMS, WMTS and ESRI REST versions are also available
    findable 4
    findable_steps Google search, Geoscience Australia Search
    licence_url Geoscience Australia material on their website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, unless indicated.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Geoscience Australia
    characteristics Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders
    location - GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 (Shape file format), - Topographic Base Map Layers WMS, - Topographic Base Map Image WMS, - NationalMap view of Topo250k dataset


    The datasets collated under the FSDF project will soon replace the Topo250k as the authoritative source for these datasets

    Reviewer comments


    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 00:37:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)