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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?

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
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 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

Meta data

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
Data licence
Data format   KML, SHP
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 00:37:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)