Tasmania Parks Import

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About

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).

--Porjo (talk) 19:04, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Goals

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.

Schedule

  1. Import national parks for areas not yet mapped: complete
  2. Import national parks for areas with some existing data: complete
  3. Import major conservation areas: complete
  4. Import major forestry areas: complete
  5. Import other data: see Collaborative_Australian_Protected_Areas_Database_(CAPAD) for further progress on this.

Import Data

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.

Tags

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
OSM Key nill protection_title=* name=* nill nill nill nill operator=* start_date=* end_date=* nill nill nill nill nill nill nill nill nill nill nill nill


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>

Static Tags

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
attribution=DPIPWE, http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/tasreserveestate

Shapefile

Filename md5sum Bytes
tas_reserve_estate_gda94.shp 12df9845ffd8dcd486da806af5f8d95b 73334316
tas_reserve_estate_gda94.dbf ce67ea5cbacb979ef68ffe622dbaed25 16214610
tas_reserve_estate_gda94.shx 2624a088ec619d0a947347fffaecc777 170772

Statistics

RES_CLASS Feature Count
Conservation Area 4120
National Park 2504
Nature Reserve 658
State Reserve 441
Regional Reserve 362
Forest Reserve 222
Nature Recreation Area 199
Game Reserve 190
Historic Site 145
Private Nature Reserve and Conservation Covenant (NCA) 29
Indigenous Protected Area 15
Private Sanctuary and Conservation Covenant (NCA) 2

2016 expansion/update

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.