Tasmania Parks Import
This page will track the progress of importing into the OSM database the boundaries and metadata for Tasmanian national parks and other protected areas.
In June 2013 I contacted Felicity Faulkner, Spatial Analyst for the Land Conservation Branch, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. She provided me with a shapefile (details below) and gave permission to use the Tasmanian Reserve Estate Spatial Layer in the OSM database, with attribution back to http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/tasreserveestate. The shapefile used in the import has not been released publicly, however I asked Felicity if she would consider uploading it to the Australian Government's http://data.gov.au website so others can also view it. In the meantime, anyone wishing to use the shapefile should contact Felicity directly (contact details at the mentioned URL).
The primary goal is to identify in the OSM database any areas of land or water that are reserved for conservation and/or recreation purposes. Of particular interest to me personally are national parks and I will be concentrating on those to begin with.
- Import national parks for areas not yet mapped: complete
- Import national parks for areas with some existing data: complete
- Import major conservation areas: complete
- Import major forestry areas: complete
- Import other data: see Collaborative_Australian_Protected_Areas_Database_(CAPAD) for further progress on this.
License & Usage Conditions
The data does not appear to be under any particular license, simply Copyright State of Tasmania. It has been requested that the attribution point to the URL http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/tasreserveestate
When requesting the data, I made it clear that users of OSM data are only required to make attribution to Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors - I was told this would be OK.
Example Source Data
Proposed tag mapping:
|Original Key||FOREIGN_ID||RES_CLASS||RES_NAME||RES_STATUS||NAME_SHORT||MANAGE||MINING ACT||CUSTODIAN||CREATED||EXPIRY||IUCN||FOR_ID2||CREATED2||PROJECT||AS_AT_DATE||ENVIRON||TERM||REG||NRS||MGT_PLAN||FISHING||AREA_HA|
Example Import XML:
<relation id="xxxxxx" version="1" timestamp="2013-06-16T22:22:20Z" changeset="xxxxxxxxx" uid="xxxxxxx" user="porjo_tasparks"> <member type="way" ref="xxxxxxxxx" role="outer"/> <tag k="boundary" v="protected_area"/> <tag k="landuse" v="forest"/> <tag k="name" v="Tahune Forest Reserve"/> <tag k="type" v="multipolygon"/> <tag k="start_date" v="1992-11-26"/> <tag k="operator" v="DPIPWE"/> <tag k="protection_title" v="Forest Reserve"/> </relation>
leisure=nature_reserve tag will be added to relations that fit the category.
The following tags will be applied to each relation entity aswell as to the initial import changeset:
|source=Tasmanian Reserve Estate Spatial Layer 2012|
|Nature Recreation Area||199|
|Private Nature Reserve and Conservation Covenant (NCA)||29|
|Indigenous Protected Area||15|
|Private Sanctuary and Conservation Covenant (NCA)||2|
As of mid 2016, all (if not most) protected areas within Tasmania which are classified as:
- National Parks
- Conservation Areas
- State Reserves
- Nature Recreation Areas
- Nature Reserves
- Regional Reserves
- State Reserves
- Marine Reserves
- Commonwealth Marine Reserves
Have been added or updated in OpenStreetMap with 2014 CAPAD data. See Import/Catalogue/Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) with more information.