Spatial Services captures and creates imagery products across NSW. Aerial imagery is collected using an aircraft and an imagery sensor to a defined specification.

Standard aerial imagery is captured at 50 cm Ground Sample Distance (GSD) resolution for 1:100,000 topographic map sheets and 10 cm GSD resolution for urban areas with a population over 500 people.

For areas across NSW which have a very high population base (eg. Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong) Spatial Services may acquire high resolution imagery via the private sector to agreed capture specifications.

Spatial Services has daily updated state-wide satellite imagery, available to other government entities free of charge. The 3.7m resolution imagery is a vital tool for government and provides the opportunity to look for patterns across the state and to measure change. It also has applications in urban growth, monitoring emergency environmental situations, resource management, infrastructure and countless other functions. NSW and local government users can subscribe to the satellite imagery service by clicking on the following link: Satellite imagery subscription

Satellite and aerial imagery are available to view online in SIX Maps.