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  • GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 is a vector representation of the major topographic features appearing on the 1:250,000 scale NATMAPs. Data is arranged within specific themes. All data is based on the GDA94 coordinate system. The 250K transport data used in the National Map base map are seamless national datasets and cover the whole of Australia. The transport datasets have been updated since the GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 release.

  • The railways that link urban and regional Australia have played a significant role in the development of our nation. Rail transport contributes many billions of dollars every year to Australia`s economy. Many of the products we use every day have travelled by rail at some stage in their journey. From home to work or across the country, passenger trains carry more than 500 million people each year - that`s around 25 times Australia`s population! With the opening of the Alice Springs to Darwin line in February 2004, all mainland capital cities and their ports are now connected by a 9420 kilometre network of standard gauge track, known as the Interstate Rail Network. The Railways of Australia thematic map reflects Australia`s impressive rail network. Whether it is used as a functional reference map or simply an outstanding wall-piece, Railways of Australia is a must for all rail enthusiasts and industries that rely on the nation`s rail network. Railways of Australia shows major passenger and freight lines, selected tourist railways, and metropolitan rail networks. Travelling times and distances, length of track, passenger loads, freight tonnage, and fabulous facts about Australia`s rail network are also included. This map was produced with the help of the Australasian Railway Association and Railpage. Product Specifications Coverage: Australia Scale: 1:5,000,000 (1 cm on the map measures 50km) Currency: November 2003 Coordinates: Geographical Datum: GDA94 Projection: Simple Conic on two standard parallels 18S and 36S

  • Bluecap is an open-source python software library developed through a collaboration between Monash University and Geoscience Australia. The software enables geospatial economic simulation of Australian resource projects. The simulator's goal is to highlight regions of high potential value in the early planning/exploration phase. Bluecap is designed to assist companies in focusing their efforts on regions more likely to generate commercially-viable projects. It was initially developed for the purpose of supporting mineral exploration, and has recently been expanded to include the capability to model hydrogen production. The simulator is a pre-scoping tool that uses coarse-level empirical models to compare project prospects across large areas. Due to its broad scale, Bluecap lacks the detailed information necessary for full feasibility studies, and as such, it should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. The Bluecap software underpins Geoscience Australia's Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool (HEFT) and Economic Fairways Mapper. If you use Bluecap for a publication, please cite the following: Walsh, S.D.C., Northey, S.A., Huston, D., Yellishetty, M. and Czarnota, K. (2020) Bluecap: A Geospatial Model to Assess Regional Economic-Viability for Mineral Resource Development, Resources Policy. Geoscience Australia eCat number: 132645