Other Mapping Agencies

State and territory mapping agencies


Standards and map trade associations


Mapping in partnership

In 1997 the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (AUSLIG), now Geoscience Australia, took steps to outsource the production of the Australian Government's topographic maps. This successful link with the spatial information industry has, over the years, led to a panel of providers who are working with us to provide 'fundamental' topographic maps and data of Australia.

 
A list of the most commonly requested types and where they can be obtained.
Map/data type Provider/other details

Bathymetry maps

Geoscience Australia also has Australian bathymetry and topography grid data.

Australia's external territories

Geoscience Australia has a limited range of topographic maps covering Australia's external territories.

Overseas maps

Please contact your nearest Topographic Map Retailer, many of whom stock a range of overseas maps. The National Library of Australia External icon link maintains a cartographic links page with information on maps from around the world. Geoscience Australia has some maps of Australia's external territories.

Soil types maps and data

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) External icon link

National and overseas aircharts

AirServices Australia External icon link

Cadastral data and maps

Public Sector Mapping Agency (PSMA) External icon link - Cadastral Lite Value Added Resellers or state/territory government agencies.

Australian electoral boundary maps

Australian Electoral Commission External icon link

Hydrographic charts and information

Australian Hydrographic Service External icon link

Australian statistical maps and information

Australian Bureau of Statistics External icon link


Geoscience Australia and Defence cooperation

In recent years Geoscience Australia and the Department of Defence have been working together with a shared goal of achieving greater coordination and cooperation in the collection and management of spatial information covering Australia.

Geoscience Australia manages the onshore topographic map production requirements for Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) External icon link. This arrangement strengthens the spatial information industry in Australia through extended contract opportunities for the private sector map producers on the Geoscience Australia Panel. This work is now being allocated to panel contractors.