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Spatial data

Spatial data describes the shape and location of features and boundaries such as natural features, buildings, survey marks, land parcels, street addresses and local government areas.

Digital spatial data has become a vital tool for people who need information on land, the environment, transport, communications, utility services and demographics. It is also used in everyday through tools like GPS and online navigation.

Since 1990, LPI has collected and developed a rich array of digital spatial data related to NSW. Spatial Services maintains several fundamental geospatial databases; cadastral, address, topographic and imagery.

With the help of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, many organisations in government and the private sector use this data in combination with their own to plan and manage assets and operations. Individuals and the community can also benefit from our data.

Data can be provided on hard disk, through regular file updates provided over the Internet, and on a dynamic basis through connections between your computer system and ours.

Web Services

Spatial Services is now providing spatial data as web services. The web services have been released under open access licenses as part of the NSW Government Open Data Policy to support new and innovative uses of NSW Government information.

The web services allow users to access the most up to date information without having to store and maintain it in their own systems or applications. The web services can be used in multiple ways e.g. direct use, mashups, mobile apps and spatial systems.

Purchase datasets

To purchase cadastral and topographic datasets go to the Spatial Services portal.



T: 02 6332 8287


Metadata provides the means for discovering spatial information by identifying ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ the data behind the information is constructed. Metadata is the means to disclose what the spatial data describes, as well as how it should and can be used.

For more information see the Spatial Services brochure or Creating spatial metadata fact sheet (PDF 78.9 KB)

The NSW Spatial Data Catalogue is available at or for more information or assistance please contact E:


If you wish to use any Spatial Services material in a publication or website, you need to obtain permission. Contact us at:


T: +61 2 6332 8287

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