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Last updated:9 September 2015

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Digital Atlas of Australia

Explore, analyse and visualise trusted data on Australia's geography, people, economy, and the environment in a central platform.

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Our capabilities

Geoscience Australia, specifically the National Location Information Branch, is the Australian Government's national mapping agency.

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Australian Exposure Information Platform (AEIP)

Geoscience Australia’s Australian Exposure Information Platform, or AEIP for short, is a free, web-based tool, released in 2019, for users to quickly and easily create exposure reports on demand at any scale or extent across Australia.

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National Exposure Information System

Use our nationally consistent exposure data to help understand what could be at threat from natural hazards.

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Digital Mapping Australia

The new Digital Mapping Australia (DMA) initiative will modernise how government gets and uses digital mapping by making it faster and easier to get seamless digital mapping across Australia, such as transport, built environment and utilities data.

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Foundation Spatial Data

The Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) provides a common reference for the assembly and maintenance of Australian and New Zealand foundation level spatial data in order to serve the widest possible variety of users.

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Historical Aerial Photography

Geoscience Australia is the custodian for Commonwealth vertical and oblique aerial photography.

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Data / Spatial Applications

Discover, explore and access a broad range of data and location based information products using online applications, or consume them as web services into your own applications.

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Digital Elevation Data

Access digital elevation data about Australia's landforms and seabed, which is crucial for addressing the impacts of climate change, disaster management, water security, environmental management, urban planning and infrastructure design.

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Built Environment and Exposure

The built environment is where people live, work and gather for recreational activities. Geoscience Australia is the custodian of nationally consistent built environment and exposure information to support disaster management and public safety, infrastructure planning and resource development.

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National Surface Water Information

A core information requirement for managing Australia's water resources is knowledge of the spatial location, relationships and characteristics of the hydrological natural and man-made features that make up the hydrological system.

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Topographic information

Topographic maps are used for a wide variety of applications, from recreational uses, such as holiday planning, to urban planning, surveying, mining and emergency management.

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Includes dimensions of Australia's oceans and seas, coastline, and states and territories.

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Lists some of Australia's significant landforms including waterbodies, mountains, rivers and deserts.

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Laptop Portal

An online map-based tool that allows easy access to location-based data from Australian government agencies.

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