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Discussion: Mapant

in: TheInvisibleLog; TheInvisibleLog > 2016-12-01

Dec 2, 2016 6:40 AM # 
Pessimistic words about geodata access in Vic. Strange difference for two countries otherwise so close. Around here the topo data and publicly owned imagery is readily available as deliberate govt policy see And work is under way on coordinating the elevation data. The limitations (cf Finland) will be the big holes in the raw data - but they may be areas unsuitable for orienteering and rogaining anyway.
Dec 2, 2016 7:23 AM # 
NSW has just announced it will be releasing its data. The notification arrived today. They will use the Federal Geoscience Australia site.
"Geoscience Australia has collaborated with NSW Spatial Services, a unit of Department of Finance Services and Innovation (DFSI), and is pleased to announce the initial release of the NSW Surface Model Enhancement (SME) product portfolio.
To access go to for1m/ 2m DEMs and Point Cloud data over NSW.
The SME product portfolio improves the resolution and quality of NSW elevation data from 25m statewide DEMs derived from contours +/- 8m in vertical accuracy to:
• 5m DEM +/- 0.9m*
• 2m DEM +/- 0.6m*
• 1m DEM +/- 0.3m*
* (95% Confidence Interval)"

Rumour has it Tasmania is in the throes of doing the same.

Meanwhile in my state this cartel still operates-

This is despite the existence of an open access data policy. Go to this site and find hundreds of piddly data sets. I was in the bureaucracy when this policy was introduced. Departments were given quotas of data sets to release, so the usual strategy was to break data into components and release each as a data set. The spatial data on this site is pathetic.
Dec 2, 2016 8:14 AM # 
I knew it was a mistake introducing you two.

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