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Australia

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

KML, SHP

Data Location

  • http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/6 - GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 (Shape file format)
  • http://services.ga.gov.au/gis/services/Topographic_Base - Topographic Base Map Layers WMS
  • http://www.ga.gov.au/gisimg/services/topography/NATMAP_ - Topographic Base Map Image WMS
  • http://nationalmap.gov.au/#share=s-7XUy6CPlchUfm7VyhVxi - 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 http://www.ga.gov.au/data-pubs/web-services/ga-web-services
    findable 4
    findable_steps Google search, Geoscience Australia Search
    licence_url http://www.ga.gov.au/copyright 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 http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/6 - GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 (Shape file format), http://services.ga.gov.au/gis/services/Topographic_Base - Topographic Base Map Layers WMS, http://www.ga.gov.au/gisimg/services/topography/NATMAP_ - Topographic Base Map Image WMS, http://nationalmap.gov.au/#share=s-7XUy6CPlchUfm7VyhVxi - NationalMap view of Topo250k dataset

    Details

    The datasets collated under the FSDF project will soon replace the Topo250k as the authoritative source for these datasets http://www.anzlic.gov.au/fsdf-themes-datasets

    Reviewer comments

    OK

    Meta data

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