Data Sets and Services

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This page has the list of data sets and data services that are being featured in the Envirohack hackfest. Most of these are rather large collections of data, so please see the introductory pages at the respective data sites for more information about the data. Most are already publicly available but may be hard to find and/or use. For some data sets and services, we have tried to make them easier to use in the hackfest by converting data or providing online services to access the data (there will be more details and tools available for this by the day of the hackfest).

The licensing information below is for quick reference only and we cannot ensure that it is completely accurate (eg some of the data services have data under various different licensing conditions). Please see the sites for usage restrictions if you plan to make your work publicly available.

Also see this page for more geospatial or environmental data sites or collections that exist. That list is a broader collection of datasets that we have not looked into in detail or made tools to simplify access or use, but may be of use to you. If you know of a dataset that would be of use to participants, please add it to that page. Thanks.

Note: Not all services below are publicly accessible yet - those that aren't, will be active by the time of the hackfest. Some of the services may not be available permanently. We hope that all of the data sets and data services that are openly available will soon be findable through http://data.gov.au/. Please provide any feedback on the data sets and services at https://github.com/NICTA/fsdf-hackfest/wiki/Feedback.


Name Foundation Spatial Data Framework Administrative Boundaries (prototype)
Description Australian statistical and administrative boundaries
Theme Administrative Boundaries
Source Office of Spatial Policy (OSP) derived from ABS data sources
Licence CC BY 2.5 AU Note: If you use this data, you need to give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made
Date TBD
Type WFS / WMS
Link http://envirohack.research.nicta.com.au/admin_bnds_abs/web/ Rest service available at http://envirohack.research.nicta.com.au/fsdf/web/. See comments below.
Comments This is a prototype of the data for the first available of the ten FSDF themes. This is a collection of legislative, regulatory, political, statistical and general administrative boundaries sourced from local, state and territory and national boundary datasets. Please provide feedback on this prototype data set to influence its future direction. This data and related services are provided solely for the purposes of the hackfest and should not be relied upon due to the prototype status. We anticipate that a final version will be available in 2014. More information at https://github.com/NICTA/fsdf-hackfest/wiki/FSDF-Admin-Boundary-Linked-Data

Name Geodata TOPO 250k
Description A collection of geospatial topographic feature sets
Theme Cartography, Elevation, Framework, Habitation, Hydrography, Infrastructure, Terrain, Transport, Vegetation, and Utilities
Source Geoscience Australia (GA) Geodata TOPO 250K datasets via NICTA hosted service
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU
Date 2006-
Type WFS / WMS
Link http://envirohack.research.nicta.com.au/geotopo_250k/web/
Comments A pdf describing these datasets in detail is available for download here.

Name National Geoscience Datasets GIS
Description A large range of geospatial feature and image sets
Theme Various
Source Geoscience Australia (GA)
Licence Free download generally CC BY 3.0 AU, restrictive on non-free
Date Various
Type Various, but primarily File
Link http://www.ga.gov.au/map/national/
Comments A web site to get more information on available products is available here. And related data product services are available here.

Name Department of the Environment
Description Environment related datasets
Theme Industry, Marine, Parks, Vegetation, Water, Heritage, Natural Resource
Source Department of the Environment (DOE)
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU and Restricted
Date 2013
Type File
Link http://www.environment.gov.au/metadataexplorer/explorer.jsp
Comments A pdf table describing these datasets in detail is available for download here.

Name Integrated Vegetation and Land Use
Description Land Use Time Series, Higher Detailed sections
Theme Land Use, Vegetation
Source Department of Agriculture (DAFF)
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU and Restricted
Date 2009 (Vegetation), 2006 (Land Use)
Type Files (Create WFS/WFS?)
Link http://www.daff.gov.au/abares/aclump/land-use/data-download
Comments A web page describing the integrated vegetation is available here.

Name Geofabric
Description Hydrography related feature sets
Theme Hydrography
Source Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU
Date Various
Type WFS / WMS
Link http://geofabric.bom.gov.au/simplefeatures/ows?service=wfs&request=GetCapabilities
Comments A web page describing the service is available here and more detail on the datasets is available here.

Name Census Data
Description Census data aggregated to Statistical Units for 2006 and 2011
Theme Population Characteristics
Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Licence Restricted
Date 2006, 2011
Type Files
Link http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/data
Comments You will need to register to get access to the Census data. The CSV file DataPacks are recommended. This site may provide a quick start on the 2006 data

Name Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries
Description Australian statistical and administrative boundaries
Theme Administrative Boundaries
Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data from here via NICTA hosted service
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU
Date 2006 / 2011
Type WFS / WMS
Link http://geospace.research.nicta.com.au:8080/admin_bnds/web/
Comments includes: States, Commonwealth Electorates, State Electorates, Local Government Areas, Town Place Names, Urban Areas, Wards, Post Codes, Indigenous Areas, Indigenous Locations, Indigenous Regions, and ABS Mesh Blocks for 2006, 2011.
An overview of the structural relationships is available here with more detail on mesh blocks available here and non ABS structures here.

Name Atlas of Living Australia
Description Site for sharing Australian Biodiversity Knowledge
Theme Environment, Wildlife
Source Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)
Licence CC attribution 3.0 Australia
Date 2013
Type WFS / WMS / Files
Link http://www.ala.org.au/about-the-atlas/downloadable-tools/web-services/ http://spatial.ala.org.au/geoserver/web/
Comments See http://www.ala.org.au/ for more information about the site in general

Name Weather Data Services
Description Publicly available data feeds for weather measurements, radar images, forecasts, and climate data
Theme Weather
Source Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
Licence CC BY 3.0 AU
Date 2013
Type Data files, images
Link http://www.bom.gov.au/weather-services/public-access.shtml
Comments Data feeds are at http://www.bom.gov.au/catalogue/data-feeds.shtml. There is also long term climate data available on their site.

Name PSMA data services
Description Administrative Boundaries, Address verification, geocoding and tagging to key administrative boundaries
Theme Various
Source PSMA
Licence Restricted
Date Various
Type Various
Link TBD
Comments

Name National Centre for Geographic & Resource Analysis in Primary Health Care
Description GRAPHC has been created to promote and facilitate the use of GIS to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia. Datasets include: ABS (ASGC & ASGS) Socio Economic Index For Areas. Public Health Information Development Unit data.
Theme Demographics, Population Health Data, Population Characteristics
Source Various including: ABS, PHIDU, ANU, DoH
Licence Cite GRAPHC Various others (see: http://graphc.aphcri.anu.edu.au/documents/terms.html)
Data We offer more than 6,000 statistical indicators associated with over 50 administrative regions. We have 2011 and 2006 ABS data as Dynamic Map Services and most as Feature Services. The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) dataset is huge and is also available as Map & Feature services. http://graphc.aphcri.anu.edu.au/arcgis/rest/services/PHIDU/PHIDUSocialHealthAtlas2012_Simp100/MapServer, http://graphcdev.aphcri.anu.edu.au/arcgis/rest/services/ABS2011. Also our G-ET Services return selected statistical fields from multiple data sources in a single .csv based on regions. These Web API’s are documented here: http://graphc.aphcri.anu.edu.au/documents/GRAPHC%20Web%20Services%20G-Tags%20System%20User%20Guide.pdf
Date 2006, 2011
Type Dynamic Map Services , Feature Services, Web API’s
Link http://graphc.aphcri.anu.edu.au/arcgis/rest/services and http://graphcdev.aphcri.anu.edu.au/arcgis/rest/services
Comments More information about the Centre can be found here. The web service is a prototype which is still work in progress. More details can be found here

Name National Environmental Information Infrastructure (NEII) Metadata Catalogue
Description Provides metadata on selected environmental data and services supported by the Bureau of Meteorology and other Australian Government agencies.
Theme Environment
Source Bureau of Meterology (BOM)
Licence Various
Date Various
Type Various
Link http://www.bom.gov.au/environment/activities/search/
Comments A directory of environmental data sources

Name Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure - ASDI
Description A search tool for finding a variety of Australian of geospatial datasets
Theme Several
Source Maintained by Geoscience Australia on behalf of ANZLIC
Licence various
Date Various
Type various
Link http://asdd.ga.gov.au/asdd/
Comments This is a site for maintaining and searching metadata on geospatial datasets and does not provide data directly.
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