Government Datasets or APIs

Free the AusENC Hydrographic Data

Hydrographic (nautical mapping) data is currently only provided by the Australian Navy under restrictive licensing conditions and heavy fees.

 

Freeing this data would foster innovation in Australian marine applications.

 

Licensing conditions:

http://www.hydro.gov.au/prodserv/licensing/licensing.htm

 

AusENC:

http://www.hydro.gov.au/prodserv/digital/ausENC/enc.htm

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Detailed Base Map from CDATA96

Almost 20 years ago, ABS made a CDROM that included "Detailed Base Map". "The Detailed Base Map Datapak contains data such as streets, town centres, rivers and features such as airports, railway stations, national parks, post offices, police stations, schools, caravan parks, churches, hospitals etc. These specific features have proven to be a very useful asset to enhance decision making in relation to planning and development." ...more »

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