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Seeking 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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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 ...
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Transition to GDA2020 in QGIS?

Just wondering if anyone knows when and how to do the transition to GDA2020 in QGIS? I assume it will be as simple as selecting the CRS but it doesn't appear to be available as a CRS yet. Currently ...
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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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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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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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What is the function of GDA2020 dynamic formats?

Comments against another question on GDA2020 identified that while EPSG 9 includes static GDA2020 support, there are apparently some dynamic (temporal dependency) variant(s). How do the GDA2020 ...
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Does ArcMap sometimes incorrectly skip datum check between GCS_WGS_1984 and GCS_GDA_1994? [closed]

My original test (included at the bottom of this question) did not match completely the circumstances in which I see ArcMap unexpectedly skip a datum check between GCS_WGS_1984 and GCS_GDA_1994. This ...
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Satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification, does GIS SE make the cut?

Does participation in moderated online communities such as GIS SE count towards satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification issued by the Survey and ...
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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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No Landsat across northern Australia in 1974-1977

Why there is no Landsat imagery available for the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia, in 1974-1977? I have obtained imagery via USGS Earth Explorer from 1972 through to 2017, but there is a gap ...
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Converting Australian coordinates (EPSG:3112) for mapping in R

I'm trying to map road accidents in Australia, which comes with x and y coordinates (e.g., x = 1328459.1 and y = 1670878 for Adelaide) as well as the following information: PROJECTION LAMBERT UNITS ...
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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, I'...
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Error in merging two shapefiles of different geometry types

I am trying to merge two shapefiles... Here are the links of two shapefiles Australian State & Territory State and Territory ASGC Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format (http://...
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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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Using new Australian Datum GDA2020 in SQL Server 2016?

We have several hundred datasets/spatial layers within SQL Server 2016 which has the geometry datum/projection of GDA1994 Zone 54 (EPSG:28354) and we wish to reproject/shift the spatial locations to ...
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Producing map of higher level regions using postal codes in SAS only?

I have a map of Australian postal codes (technically a postal code shapefile downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Web Site) and I want to use this map to construct a higher level ...
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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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Seeking Australian Topo Map GeoTIFFs

Does anyone know if Australian topo map GeoTIFFs are made available anywhere (preferably for free)? LINZ makes them available in New Zealand - http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/index.aspx, ...
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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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Creating CRS of ISG (superseded NSW coordinate system) in QGIS?

I want to use a superseded projection (NSW integrated survey datum - referred to as ISG) because my main client utilises it. The projection is based on AGD66. We regularly receive survey files in this ...
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Choosing Projected Coordinate System for Western Australia?

I am using QGIS to observe and analyse spatial distribution of earthquakes in Western Australia. I want to measure polygon areas, and create buffers, for which I need to use a projected coordinate ...
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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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Seeking shapefile for Australia and New Zealand?

I was trying to find a shapefile 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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Mapping coordinates from one to another location?

I have some MapInfo files in my workspace in FME. The coordinate system of my data is "LL-GDA94", this coordinate system is related to Australia. My problem is the coordinates of all data in TAB ...
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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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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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Setting right coordinate system for northern Australia?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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Difference between UTM GDA94 and GDA94/MGA zone 56

I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me the difference between UTM UPS GDA94 (set on my GPS) and GDA94/MGA zone 56, the nearest equivalent I can find in ArcGIS (under Projected Coordinate ...
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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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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?
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Finding Statistical Area (SA) in which address (Lat\Long) lies via R Point in Polygon?

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provide census information for all Australia. However, ABS has its own division of a state/suburb/town called Statistical Areas Level 1-4 (SA), which is different ...
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Formula for rotating half degree square map/data frames in projected coordinate system so that they look straight?

I am currently developing a map series using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro. I am not using the Map Series functionality for this because I need to have lots of control over what is on each map sheet, and ...
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Can the JSON output for an ArcGIS Rest Server be opened in a similar way to a WFSServer?

I would like to construct a python script to obtain JSON vector data from the following ArcGIS Rest Server: http://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/arcgis/rest/services/sixmaps/LPIMap/MapServer/69 For a ...
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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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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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Using 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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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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Cannot connect to WMS server from QGIS

I am trying to connect to a WMS server from this location through QGIS. I get the message The server you are trying to connect to does not seem to be a WMS server. Please check the URL I am ...
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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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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 access this ...
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Choosing Projected Coordinate Sytem for Australia in ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I have a data from Australia which has the Geographic Coordinate System of GCS_GDA_1994 but has no Projection System. I need to calculate (Geomerty) the area/length in part of my model but for that ...
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Finding city polygon for Brisbane, Australia using OpenStreetMap?

I can't seem to find a polygon for the city of Brisbane, Australia. I can only find a Point. Is there another name i should be searching for? ie. city, municipality. I've searched for "Brisbane, ...
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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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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 (GDA_94)...
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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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Plotting points using AusMap plugin QGIS v3?

I am trying to plot infrastructure points from the AusMap plugin but it does not align with my current CRS. The points are in GDA2020 - when I change my basemap to this it still does not align. I am ...
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GNAF query for all points in Turf denoted by list of points?

I'm using Australia's gnaf geospatial info which is loaded into postgres with the postgis extension. It is a SQL database . Gnaf has a table of address with long,lat and i have a list of points like ,...
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Converting the vertical datum of elevation data in R

I have elevation data for 699 points around Australia. I want to calculate the difference between these point elevations and the highest elevation within 25 nautical miles - in simple terms I want to ...
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Loading Australian Electoral Commission data (MIF/MID) into QGIS for Ubuntu?

I have installed QGIS for Ubuntu (linux) and downloaded some GIS electoral data from the AEC. When I try to open the files (they have MID and MIF extensions), the application does not recognise the ...