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free/open source Western Australian Topographical data

does anyone know (or have :P) a free or open source Western Australian Topographical datasets? I have a project that involves terrain relief in Northam, ideally they want it at a scale of 1;25,000 but ...
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Projected Coordinate System for South Australia

I am calculating areas of polygons and distances between points in a small park in South Australia (~ 139.4 longitude, -34.3 latitude). All of these points are currently in GCS WGS 1984, and the ...
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Where to find data on Australian business types and locations? [migrated]

There are numerous Australian government websites which manage businesses, including: Australian Business Register Australian Securities and Investments Commission Business.gov.au ABN lookup ...
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coordinates in Australia not lining up

I have the following set of points (there are far more). Originally they were given to me without any decimals. I was able to correctly plot them into arcmap however they don't line up with my other ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System ...
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Are Australian Height Datum and GDA94 applicable to Christmas, Lord Howe, and Norfolk islands?

I've been asked to recommend a mapping coordinate reference frame for use for Australian mapping, which I've said AHD for the vertical component and GDA94 for the the horizontal component. However, ...
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Error in merging 2 shape files of different geometry types

I am trying to merge two shape files ... Here are the links of two shape files Australian State & Territory State and Territory ASGC Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format ...
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Overlapping polygons and features and how to dissolve

I am new to GIS area and also new to any software that can modify the GIS. I am currently working with South Australia map I have download from Australian census site. I am using QGIS to load the ...
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Recast data from one geographic standard to another

I'm working right now a project looking at medical labour supply in rural areas in Australia. I aim to use STATA for most of this analysis, but a change in geographic standards by the Australian ...
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Looking for Parish Boundaries Datasets for QLD Austraila

Every so often, I am asked for a parish boundary dataset. I can never find them as I am of the belief that they are no longer used. Has any one had any experience with parish boundaries in Australia ...
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UAVs and using ground control

I have been having a conversation at the office about whether to use ground control when using drones/UAVs to capture aerial images. The ground control that I am referring too is any permanent survey ...
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Putting x y locations into ArcMap?

How can I put x,y values in an Excel spreadsheet into Arcmap? They do not show on the map when I try. I think the problem is the projection. I tried coordinate system: ...
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Interpreting SIX Maps basemaps flood maps?

I am using SIX Maps for NSW government (in Australia). I looked at basemaps from Richmond Valley NSW. The flood maps had green dots areas that expanded out from river. I assume these green dots show ...
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Can I use Redfearn's formula to convert between WGS84 and UTM?

I have GPS data at 1 point per second for several weeks in WGS84 latitude/longitude form. It was collected using a UBLOX GPS in 2015 in Australia (Zone 55s) Would it be correct to use Redfearn's ...
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mass geocoding one time australian addresses

I wondered if anyone knew the best place to get a one time bulk geocode done (800K) australian addresses. All the services I've seen offer a subscription servcice but as stated I only need this done ...
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NDVI Web services over Victoria australia

Does anyone know of any web services that are available where you can pass...say a WKT polygon or point and return the mean NDVI or NDVI from that point from an array of the most recent NDVI runs?
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Overlaying two shapefiles and projecting one of them from Geographic to Projected Coordinate System? [duplicate]

I am trying to project a shapefile which is in Geographic Coordinate System i.e. Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 to a Projected coordinate system i.e. Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 using GDA 94 ...
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Obtaining free satellite imagery for Australian floods?

How can I obtain free satellite imagery for Australia? I want to find the extend of flood in specific time. I have already tried land-sat.But unfortunately there is no data available for that specific ...
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Extracting gridded data from polygon vector layer

So I've spent a few enjoyable (and frustrating) days teaching myself the basics of QGIS and fiddling around to try get some data output I need to drive some calculations. Sadly I'm not having any joy ...
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Reprojected Shapefile does not align with Openlayers Plugin [closed]

I am based in NSW, Australia. I have a shapefile that when I underlay with the openlayer plugin (google satellite), the shapefile is skewed despite all my efforts to correct it. I changed the ...
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Looking for Melbourne and Canberra metropolitan suburb shapefiles / ABS coded lists

I am looking for shapefiles or a list of suburb names for Melbourne and Canberra. I have ABS shapefiles, but I need to filter that to end up with only metropolitan suburbs. My shapefile has codes in ...
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Producing a map of higher level regions using postal codes

Say I have a map of Australian postal codes (technically a postal code shapefile downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Web Site). I want to use this map to construct a higher level ...
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Looking for Melbourne shapefile? [duplicate]

I am looking for Melbourne shape file map (boundaries or suburbs or roads). Just for Melbourne. Any one knows where I can download it?
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How can I make PROC GMAP (SAS) run is less time?

I am trying to create a map of Australia, by Local Government Area (LGA), with shaded regions displaying the population for each LGA. The shape file can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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Projecting GCS Australian 1984 to WGS 1984 UTM (or similar) to get units of meters?

I am currently trying to run a kernel density analysis and need to change the co-ordinate system to a UTM measurement in order to set some meaningful biological constraints to my seabird data (eg, ...
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Needed shape file for Australia and New zealand

I was trying to find a shape file which has Australia and New zealand together(states) so that i could convert to jvectormap for ANZ. where i can find it?
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Postal codes in shapefile overlapping

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Its basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy

I have created lines between multiple points that are across MGA 54 and 55S (EPSG 28355). I am trying to calculate the distance between points but different methods give different answers (~1km ...
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How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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Suburb shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) hass missing suburbs, unsure how to fill the holes

I downloaded the latest suburb shapefiles from the latest census at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1270.0.55.003July%202011 from the link "State Suburbs ASGS Non ABS ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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Identify what projection this Australian map uses?

Im looking to put this map into google maps as custom tiles, but i now learn what projection is and that this map does not use the same format as google's default. You can create custom projections i ...
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Trying to extract arc information from a Suburb shapefile

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It's basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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All LGAs for Australia in KML or KMZ format

Can somebody please show me where to find a KML or KMZ file that includes the digital boundaries for all Local Government Areas in Australia? Thanks!
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How to best set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55 (Australia)

I am looking for help on the best way to set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55. (i.e. all the relevant settings etc.)[1.8 in lieu of 2.0] Am working off Garmin GPS/gpx data in GDA/UTM format (I accss this ...
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Spot NDVI spatial reference system

I have a series of spot NDVI data for Australia and I need to extract some information from it. Unfortunately there is no spatial reference system attached to it. This is one example of the data (HDF ...
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Geocoding rural addresses in Australia

For my research project at university I would like to geocode about 100-200 addresses in mostly rural areas in Australia. I'm having problems finding a suitable geocoding online service. Services ...
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Dynamic Text for coordinate system

I would like to change the dynamic script for a coordinate system from "GDA 1994 MGA Zone 54" (Taken from a cut down version of the dynamic text>coordinate system) to "GDA 94 z54" How would I do ...
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Looking for a live feed of tides in Australia

I'm looking for a feed of predicted tide heights and times, specifically for NSW, Australia. Tide sites such as the Bureau of Meteorology only provide static images of predicted tide height. NSW ...
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Where can I find map data for Northern Territory State, Australia?

Could you please say where I can find the layers for Australia? I need just Northern Territory State I need basic layers like buildings, roads and others in shape format apart from the cloudmade. ...
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Obtaining Australian Spatial Data?

I already have basemap data - for that Bing Maps or OpenStreetMap are fine. However, for demonstration purposes I need data for operational layers that I can throw on top of this. It needs to be ...
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Is ANZLIC Metadata supported using the new approach of ArcGIS 10.x?

I like the new approach to metadata at ArcGIS 10 because I fall into the camp that prefers minimal metadata for many purposes, but like to have the option to work with more comprehensive standards ...
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Equal Area SRID for Australia

Does anyone know the SRID for an equal area projection that is suitable for the whole of Australia? I realize that I could make my own (which I have done) but I am looking for one that is present ...