Web Services

Web services are released under open access licences as part of the NSW Government Open Data Policy to support new and innovative uses of NSW Government digital information.

These 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 directly in spatial systems, mobile apps and applied using software outlined below.

Spatial Services offers access to NSW Foundational Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) data themes through the Spatial Collaboration Portal.

The Spatial Collaboration Portal (SCP) offers all the foundation feature web service datasets, which can be accessed from the links below. As our primary delivery platform, the SCP includes a host of other API web services shared by Spatial Services and external contributors which are available to the community as open data.   

The SCP data search can be undertaken from the home page or using the Browse Data by theme, viewer or contributor, or selecting the Foundation Spatial Data theme and category icon to view the range of available content.


Administrative Boundaries Elevation and Depth Geocoded Addressing Imagery Land Cover
Land Parcel and Property  Place Names Positioning Transport Water

Physiography Features of Interest

Further information on the NSW Survey Control Management System (SCIMS) is available here.

NSW Address Location service can be accessed using the following API Reference guide. Details about this service are available from the Information sheet

If you have questions about the SCP or our datasets available please contact us

Supported protocols

Web Services are available through:

Using Web Services

Consumption of these services and applications is aimed at Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional users with technical knowledge on web service development processes.

To use Web Services, you need access to software which can communicate with the Web Services, such as an online web portal or a GIS application. The links below provide additional instructions on how to consume web services into commonly used spatial systems.

Web Services may also be used in your own custom GIS applications. Please refer to the Advanced User Guide for more advanced options.

Terms of use

By accessing any of available Spatial Web Services you acknowledge acceptance of Spatial Web Services Terms and conditions.

Data accessed through these Web Services are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution By Licence.