Geo Data


There is a huge range of geospatial datasets freely available through online search engines and data portals. The following is a small selection of sites that contain some highly valuable datasets:

Australian

  • Data.gov.au
    • A range of tabular and spatial datasets released from government departments
    • Open access
    • Mostly Creative Commons licences- refer Copyright information
  • Geoscience Australia
    • A range of environmental spatial datasets released from government departments
    • Open access
    • Mostly Creative Commons licences- refer Copyright information
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • A range of demographic and spatial datasets relating to Australian human settlements
    • Open access
    • Mostly Creative Commons licences – refer Copyright information
  • AURIN – Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
    • A range of spatial datasets relating to human settlements from both government and private data sources
    • Open and restricted access
    • Mostly Creative Commons licences – refer Copyright information

International

  • OpenStreetMap
    • Detailed geographic data presented in a map based interface
    • Open access
    • Open Data Commons licenced – refer Copyright information
  • NASA EARTHDATA
    • A range of spatial datasets covering both the environment and human settlements
    • Mostly open access
    • Mostly Creative Commons licenced – refer Copyright information
  • Old Maps Online
    • A range of historical maps from libraries around the world
    • Open access
    • Mostly Restricted licences – reference Copyright information