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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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced 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
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
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
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

Meta data

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
Data licence   http://www.ga.gov.au/copyright
Data format   KML, SHP
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
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Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 00:37:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)