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 and administrative boundary 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 everyday through tools like GPS and online navigation.

In using Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, organisations across local and NSW governments and the private sector can use digital data in combination with their own data for planning, management of assets, and operations. Individuals from the community can also access NSW Spatial Services, with many products and services offered free of charge from our self-service portal.

The NSW Foundation Spatial Data Framework includes 10 data themes:

  1. Administrative Boundaries
  2. Land parcel and Property
  3. Geocoded Addressing
  4. Transport
  5. Positioning
  6. Place names
  7. Elevation and Depth
  8. Imagery
  9. Water
  10. Land Cover

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Metadata

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 Creating spatial metadata (PDF 78.9 KB) information sheet.

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