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  • This service has been created specifically for display in the National Map and the chosen symbology may not suit other mapping applications. The Australian Topographic web map service is seamless national dataset coverage for the whole of Australia. These data are best suited to graphical applications. These data may vary greatly in quality depending on the method of capture and digitising specifications in place at the time of capture. The web map service portrays detailed graphic representation of features that appear on the Earth's surface. These features include the administration boundaries from the Geoscience Australia 250K Topographic Data, including state forest and reserves.

  • This service provides Australian surface hydrology, including natural and man-made features such as water courses (including directional flow paths), lakes, dams and other water bodies. The information was derived from the Surface Hydrology database, with a nominal scale of 1:250,000. The National Basins and Catchments are a national topographic representation of drainage areas across the landscape. Each basin is made up of a number of catchments depending on the features of the landscape. This service shows the relationship between catchments and basins. The service contains layer scale dependencies.

  • The Historical Bushfire Boundaries service represents the aggregation of jurisdictional supplied burnt areas polygons stemming from the early 1900's through to 2022 (excluding the Northern Territory). The burnt area data represents curated jurisdictional owned polygons of both bushfires and prescribed (planned) burns. To ensure the dataset adhered to the nationally approved and agreed data dictionary for fire history Geoscience Australia had to modify some of the attributes presented. The information provided within this service is reflective only of data supplied by participating authoritative agencies and may or may not represent all fire history within a state.

  • This service shows the Principal Hydrogeological Divisions of Australia which was produced from the 1:5,000,000 scale Hydrogeology of Australia map (Jacobsen and Lau, 1987).

  • Earthquake recordings in Australia are a crucial input to a wide range of applications in seismology and earthquake engineering. In particular, earthquake recordings are critical for robust estimation of earthquake magnitudes, earthquake hazard assessment, and dynamic structural analysis. The expansion of permanent monitoring networks (e.g., Australian National Seismograph Network) and deployment of temporary seismic networks in Australia over the past few decades has resulted in a significant increase in the number of earthquake ground motion recordings, particularly for moderate magnitude events. The volume of new data means there is now a need to store these recorded data and metadata in standard format in a comprehensive, searchable, national ground motion database. Recently, we developed a ground-motion database for earthquakes in cratonic regions of western and central Australia, as well as non-cratonic southeastern Australia. We also developed an associated graphical user interface tool to process and visualise the ground-motion data. This tool can also store the processed waveforms in the database. Work is ongoing at Geoscience Australia to develop a web delivery portal to provide end-users direct access to Australian ground-motion data. This web-based portal would enable end-users to search the ground-motion database based on key earthquake, station, and waveform parameters in a user-friendly platform. Providing public access to these data will facilitate greater use of ground-motion recordings to inform various applications including seismic hazard assessment and dynamic structural analysis. Presented at the 2023 Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES) Conference

  • This web map service provides visualisations of in-service, large-scale battery installations connected to the National Energy Market (NEM) power system in eastern and south-eastern Australia. Data compiled from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

  • This web service provides access to the Foundation Rail Infrastructure dataset. This contains the spatial locations and attributes of Railway lines and Railway Station points.

  • The Exploring for the Future Project Areas web service depicts the spatial extents of project work undertaken as part of Geoscience Australia's $100.5 million initiative dedicated to boosting investment in resource exploration in Australia. Each project area extent has been generated by aggregating all project work sites into an envelope polygon. An indicative spend on each f the projects is also given.

  • Petroleum Blocks cut to the AMB 2014a epoch. The service contains the Blocks as defined under Section 33 (3) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. Coverage includes indicative areas of coastal waters and land, within the constitutional limits of the States and territories.

  • The annual offshore petroleum exploration acreage release is part of the government’s strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration. Each year, the government invites companies to bid for the opportunity to invest in oil and gas exploration in Australian waters. The 2022 acreage release consists of 10 areas offshore of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria, and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.