Australian Data Imports
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- 1 National
- 2 State/Territory Government
- 3 Local and Regional Councils
ABS Suburb Boundary Data Set
- CAPAD 2014 - Terrestrial (CC-BY) is available for use in OpenStreetMap. This dataset includes government, indigenous and privately protected areas for continental Australia.
- CAPAD 2014 - Marine (CC-BY) is available for use in OpenStreetMap. This dataset includes off-shore protected areas in both state and Commonwealth waters. For Commonwealth protected areas, consider using the more descriptive dataset for Australia's network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves
The Australian Government has a website, data.gov.au, launched in September 2009, to make government datasets available for reuse under amenable licenses.
Datasets under the Geography category are of particular interest to OSMers.
Several projects are underway using the data.
Geoscience Australia - Land Tenure
Geoscience Australia has a CC licenced dataset of Land Tenure, National Parks, State Forests (or equivalent) etc:
Geoscience Australia 1:250 000 GIS Datasets
- New South Whales
- Northern Territory
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
www.data.vic.gov.au Holds a vast amount of data under Creative Commons 4 (CC BY 4.0) licences. If other users who have more time to navigate the (I'm imagining) complicated and relatively time consuming business of starting to import some of these data it would be amazing. For a start www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/building-polygon and two associated datasets seem to contain most building polygons in the State.
New South Wales Other
Geographical Names Board Data
Imported by Brent Easton in November 07
Potential Datasource: Main Roads in Qld provide POI co-ords in downloadable format here: http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/en/Driving-in-Queensland/Maps/Points-of-interest-files.aspx - unsure of the licence terms
The navman zip file contains CSV format of all POIs... http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/~/media/files/driving-in-queensland/maps/point-of-interest-files/navmanzip.ashx
Import of Queensland Protected Areas (National Parks etc)
Queensland Government Information Service has datasets containing National Park, Wetland areas and State Forests are available for the Qld State Govt under a CCBY3 licence. Importing these would improve the Qld map area, (so long as duplicate nodes and clashes with pre-existing data could be resolved). see Australia/Queensland/The Department of Environment and Resource Management/Protected Areas Import
Proposed Import of Queensland Peaks and Mountain names
Queensland Government has place name gazetteer under a CCBY3 licence. See Australia/Queensland/The Department of Environment and Resource Management/Peaks And Mountains Import
|Organisation||Item||Reference||Date Request Made||Requester||Date Response Received||Respondent||Permission Granted?||Import Progress|
|Department of Transport and Main Roads, Qld||State Controlled Roads||Unknown||27th May, 2010||DavidDean||27th May, 2010||Nicholas Lawrence||Yes||Australia/Queensland/Department of Transport and Main Roads/Import|
A shapefile (updated monthly) is available atː https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/locality-boundaries-queensland/resource/77b8535e-8db4-408d-a86f-0512b4b9524c
Local and Regional Councils
Queensland : Sunshine Coast
Contacted: 18 Feb 2009 by JeffP_Oz
Status : 26 Oct 2009 in principle agreement to supply content, pending legals review
Content : road centre lines
File format : upon request (eg bi-monthly) shapefile on cdrom
Import process : not yet defined