Transport

Theme Sponsor

Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM)

Description

The Transport network provides the means for moving people, goods and freight, and other services from one location to another.

In countries as remote and relatively sparsely populated such as Australia, having effective transport systems is crucial for maintaining competitive and sustainable trade, business and recreation activities.

Committees

ICSM Permanent Committee for Topographic Information (PCTI)

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
  • The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM) released a Roads Data Model in 2011. This model is a “content” model – that is, it identifies the types of information that should be included in any foundation roads dataset. Each jurisdiction is now working towards capturing and maintaining content in line with the Roads Data Model.
  • Road names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)
  • Foundation roads datasets will be compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as Geographic Data Files (GDF)
  • Foundation roads datasets will be consistent, where possible, with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility Forum , and the EuroRoadS Forum
  • AS7630 Railway Infrastructure – Track Classification
  • Conformance with Civil Aviation & Safety Authority regulations (based on ICAO Annex 15, Chapter 10 and Appendix 8)

Datasets

Roads: This data defines paths for the transfer of goods or movement of vehicles and people. They do not have fixed tracks for vehicular movement like a railway; and include foot tracks, cycle-ways and ferry routes.

Railways and Railway Stations: This data comprises transport systems using one or more rails to move vehicles carrying freight or passengers; as well as recognised stopping places where goods, vehicles or passengers may be transferred from one form of transport to the railway network (and vice versa).

Airports and Airfields: This data defines areas intended to be used for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and associated cargo, and the transfer of goods and passengers from one form of transport to the air network (and vice versa).

Navigation aids and obstacles – land: This data includes variable forms of markers or devices that aid travellers in determining their position or safe course. Includes transmission lines, buildings, radio towers and masts, skyscrapers, chimneys on power plants (Note: this may be an information product rather than a dataset).

Crossings: This data includes structures built to facilitate transport over or under another physical feature; and includes bridges, tunnels, fords, culverts and boardwalks.

Traffic Control Devices: structures used to control, calm, slow or impede the movement of traffic on another transport feature.

Description

The Transport theme is a representation of the land, water and air networks used to move people and goods, and deliver services from one location to another.

It includes network connectivity and characteristics such as type, name and potential restrictions on what can be moved through the network.

Datasets

Roads - Defined paths for the transfer of goods or movement of vehicles and people. They do not have fixed tracks for vehicular movement like a railway. Includes foot tracks, cycle ways and ferry routes.

Crossings - Structures built to facilitate transport over or under another physical feature. Includes bridges, tunnels, fords, culverts and boardwalks.

Railways and Railway Station - Transport systems using one or more rails to move vehicles carrying freight or passengers. Recognised stopping places where goods, vehicles or passengers may be transferred from one form of transport to the railway network (and vice versa).

Traffic Control Devices - Traffic control devices are used to control, calm, slow or impede the movement of traffic. They include roundabouts, gates, stock grids, level crossings, tolls and barriers.

Airports and Airfields - Defined areas intended to be used for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and associated cargo, and the transfer of goods and passengers from one form of transport to the air network and vice versa.

Navigation Aids and Obstacles (Land) - Variable forms of markers or devices that aid travellers in determining their position or safe course. Includes transmission lines, buildings, radio towers and masts, skyscrapers, and chimneys on power plants.

Purpose

The transport network is the means by which people, goods and freight, and many services are moved from one location to another. In countries as remote and relatively sparsely populated as Australia and New Zealand, having effective transport systems are crucial to maintaining competitive and sustainable trade, business and recreation activities. The transport network is also critical for border security and community safety.

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of a road. This may be integrated from data held by transport authorities or derived from GPS data, roads defined in the cadastre, or interpreted from satellite or airborne imagery. New roads derived from subdivisions are included in state and territory datasets within 2 weeks of being lodged.

Until 2006, data captured under Commonwealth mapping programs was not integrated with state and territory datasets. Since 2006, data captured in collaboration with the Commonwealth under the National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will also be incorporated into state/territory datasets – these are mostly roads in rural and remote areas which have not been revised for up to 20 years. As these are significant updates to a large number of roads over large areas, these will take some time to be integrated into state and territory roads datasets.

Roads datasets are released as products by the states and territories, or supplied to PSMA Australia Pty Ltd (PSMA) for aggregation into a national information product and distributed through value-added reseller networks.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all eight transport datasets, as listed, for a national coverage.

Future Status

Provide a nationally consistent suite of transport datasets which support and deliver transport information. This will allow linking of location of these features across all themes.

Short-term Objectives (2014)

  • Fully aggregate all jurisdictional data into a national dataset which provides a complete, consistent representation of the Transport theme.
  • Establish governance structure between ANZLIC and supply chain (sponsor, custodian, aggregator and distributor)
  • Compliance to relevant ISO 19100 series, Australian and International spatial standards
  • Engage Industry on validation of use cases for this dataset

Medium-term objectives

  • Crossings information included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities which is categorised as part of the foundation will be integrated with the foundation datasets.
  • Crossings will be captured no greater than 1m in urban areas and between 2m and 10m in remote areas if captured from imagery.

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near real-time currency – crossings recently gazetted or proposed will be made available in the national product overnight.

All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CCBY) at zero cost.

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1 (implemented using ISO/TS 19139:2007, Geographic information – Metadata – XML schema implementation)
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)

Access and Licensing

Products and services relating to this theme are distributed by the Geoscience Australia, Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence and are available through commercial resellers under a PSMA licence.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) data is available through viewing through Australian Marine Spatial Information System. Data is available under AMSA license agreement via contact with AMSA.

Related Websites

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of agreed Transport Theme datasets for all of Australia.

Sponsor

Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM)

Key Users

Federal, State and Territory Governments, industry and research communities.

Version

1.0

Roads

Crossings

Railways and Railway Stations

Traffic Control Devices

Airports and Airfields

Navigation Aids and Obstacles - Land

 

 

Roads



Warringah Freeway / Wiki Commons

Description

Roads are defined paths for the transfer of goods or movement of vehicles, people or animals. Unlike Railways, Roads do not have fixed tracks. The Roads dataset includes cycleways, foot tracks and ferry routes.

Purpose

The Road dataset is an aggregation of data from multiple jurisdiction sources which depicts national and accurate road based information.

Classification depending upon its purpose or importance, such as a national highway that connects capital cities, arterial roads which connect major regional centres or move large volumes of traffic across metropolitan areas, down to access roads which provide access to buildings within properties centrelines.

Dataset Uses

  • Routeing, traffic flow management and economic analysis
    • the development of routeing road networks for use by freight and logistics companies, emergency service / response authorities, and general public includes: shortest distance, fastest time and presence/absence of obstacles or restrictions depending upon mode of transport - name, structure, weight/height/speed limits or some other weighting
    • fuel-efficient fleet management and self-drive vehicles - require full transport surface specifications including slope, camber, etc.
    • predicting, analysing and modelling passenger and freight vehicle movements, and accidents, when joined with business or statistical information for analysis. May only need a list by name, but possibly also location and intersection with other roads, railways, crossings etc.
  • Context for other location information
    • context for other features over local or small project areas - may show location, name, surface and user access
    • context for other features on topographic maps, or other regional or national tourist maps - usually name, class, surface, and route number, obstacles or barriers
    • context for charts and reference maps - generally only the location of higher order roads shown
  • Asset management, infrastructure protection and public safety
    • asset management systems by roads authorities
    • identification of infrastructure vulnerable to different hazards
  • Service provision
    • Being able to calculate the remoteness of communities by comparing a location to the nearest urban centres, particularly to identify areas poorly served by medical facilities
    • funding determinations for infrastructure investment
  • Analysis of other foundation datasets to determine
    • unique addresses within a locality and its neighbours
    • the location (as a boundary or an important artery) of administrative boundaries such as local government areas, localities and statistical geographies

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of a road, which may be integrated from data held by transport authorities, or derived from GPS data, roads defined in the cadastre, or from interpretation from satellite- or airborne imagery. New roads derived from subdivisions are included in state and territory datasets within two weeks of being lodged.

Until 2006, data captured under Commonwealth mapping programs was not integrated with state and territory datasets. Since 2006, data captured in collaboration with the Commonwealth under the National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will also be incorporated into state/territory datasets – these are mostly roads in rural and remote areas which have not been revised for up to twenty years. As these are significant updates to a large number of roads over large areas, it will take some time to be integrated into state and territory roads datasets.

Roads datasets are released as products by the states and territories, or supplied to PSMA Australia Pty Ltd (PSMA) for aggregation into a national information product and distributed through a value-added reseller network.

States and territories have legislative responsibilities under various roads management acts for specifically gazetted roads. Local government and private entities manage the remaining road network.

The Commonwealth provides funding for roads maintenance, safety and development under various infrastructure investment and road safety programs. The Commonwealth in particular prioritises funding for the National Network, which comprises roads and other transport infrastructure deemed as nationally significant.

The private sector (e.g. Nokia, Sensis and Intelematics) also manages significant roads datasets particularly as an input to in-car navigation systems. These companies may utilise existing government information as a basis for their datasets, or capture and maintain their own datasets.

There is currently no single vertical integration of roads datasets, as listed, for the national coverage.

Future Status

Short-term objectives

Provide a nationally consistent roads dataset which supports and delivers roads information through the vertical and horizontal integration of the listed datasets. This will allow linking of the location of these features across all themes.

Dataset custodianship will sit with the relevant state and territory land management authority.

An national custodianship of the national roads dataset needs to be identified. Significant stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Bureau of Meteorology, as the lead agency under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 for water flow modelling and forecasting
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads , as the representative agency of road transport and traffic authorities in Australia (and New Zealand)

The National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will continue to address consistency issues in dataset content, and compliance with the ICSM Roads Data Model, by:

  • integrating the GEODATA Topo-250K data content into datasets managed by the states and territories, with subsequent aggregation by PSMA
  • undertaking data capture programs to bring state and territory information up to the ICSM Roads Data Model content specifications
  • national information products will be made available as web services

Medium-term objectives

  • Roads information included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in the states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities, which is categorised as part of the foundation, will be integrated with the foundation datasets
  • Agreement reached with private providers of roads information on inclusion of highly positional accurate roads into authoritative datasets, and agreement on constitution of foundation roads datasets
  • Roads will be captured no greater than 1m in urban areas and between 2m and 10m in remote areas if captured from imagery

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near-real-time currency – roads recently gazetted will be made available in the national product overnight
  • All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CC-BY) at zero cost
  • Review of constitution of foundation roads datasets due to changes in operating environments

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
  • The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM) released a Roads Data Model in 2011. This model is a “content” model – that is, it identifies the types of information that should be included in any foundation roads dataset. Each jurisdiction is now working towards capturing and maintaining content in line with the Roads Data Model.
  • Road names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)
  • Foundation roads datasets will be compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as Geographic Data Files (GDF)
  • Foundation roads datasets will be consistent, where possible, with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility Forum , and the EuroRoadS Forum

Access and Licensing

Products and services relating to this dataset are distributed by PSMA and are available through commercial resellers under a PSMA licence

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia and external territories (except Antarctica)

Quality

  • The roads component of this dataset conforms to the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping's roads data model and PSMA's business rules for this product
  • Accuracy of data varies from:
    • Approximately 2m in metropolitan areas
    • 10–20m in urban fringe and rural areas
    • 50–150m in remote areas. There are breaks in connectivity at state borders
    Data is six months old when released to market but in rural and remote areas features have a currency of 5–20 years
  • Information is available that describes:
    • Type of road
    • Surface
    • User access and physical restrictions
    This information is at various levels of completeness depending upon the jurisdiction. Information may also not be consistently classified between states and territories – for example, an arterial road in one state may not be the same as an arterial road in another
  • The product is GIS-ready in a range of formats depending upon the distributor

Metadata

https://www.psma.com.au/transport-topography-metadata-statement

Custodian Agency and Contact

PSMA; enquiries@psma.com.au

Aggregator

PSMA

Distributor(s) and Products

  • PSMA Transport and TopographyTM
  • Geoscience Australia; GEODATA Topo-250K

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Commercial resellers and other government agencies enhance these datasets with navigation-specific information such as turning restrictions, camber and travel direction and may also upgrade the geometry of certain parts of the road network to capture individual lanes within a road to sub-metre accuracy.

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

Federal, State and Territory Governments, industry and research communities and Business and community at large

States and territories have legislative responsibilities under various roads management acts for specifically gazetted roads. Local government and private entities manage the remaining road network.

The Commonwealth provides funding for roads maintenance, safety and development under various infrastructure investment and road safety programs. The Commonwealth in particular prioritises funding for the National Network, which are roads and other transport infrastructure deemed as nationally significant. Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics, due to the important role roads datasets play in determining statistical geographies and in operation of the census
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads, as the representative agency of transport authorities in Australia
  • National Transport Commission

The private sector – Sensis, Here and Intelematics - also manages significant roads datasets particularly as an input into in-car navigation systems. These companies may utilise existing government information as a basis for their own datasets, or capture and maintain their own datasets.

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

  • Publicly-controlled roads will have a parcel in the cadastre
  • Road centrelines can be captured and revised from high- to medium-resolution imagery
  • Roads, including roads not part of the public network but where access may be authorised, should have an associated name
  • Inputs into other datasets:roads are an important component of an geocoded address

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

 

 

Crossings



Sydney Harbour Bridge / Wiki Commons}

Description

Crossings are structures built to facilitate the movement over, under or through another physical feature. In the Transport Theme, crossings include bridges, tunnels, fords, culverts and boardwalks.

Purpose

Crossings provide connection with the road, railway, footpath, river or other feature which structures are built on to facilitate transport over or under another physical feature.

Dataset Uses

  • Routeing, traffic flow management and economic analysis
    • the development of routeing road networks for use by freight and logistics companies, emergency service / response authorities, and general public includes: shortest distance, fastest time and presence/absence of obstacles or restrictions depending upon mode of transport - name, structure, weight/height/speed limits or some other weighting
    • predicting, analysing and modelling traffic flows, accidents, when joined with business or statistical information - may only need a list by name, but possibly also location and intersection with other roads, railways, etc.
  • Context for other location information
    • context for other features over local or small project areas - may show location, name, surface and user access
    • context for other features on topographic maps, or other regional or national tourist maps - usually name, class, surface, and route number, obstacles or barriers
    • context for charts and reference maps - generally only the location of higher order roads shown
  • Asset management, infrastructure protection and public safety
    • asset management systems by roads authorities
    • identification of infrastructure vulnerable to different hazards
    • funding to improve safety at dangerous locations
  • Service provision
    • Being able to calculate the remoteness of communities by comparing a location to the nearest urban centres, particularly to identify areas poorly served by medical facilities
    • funding determinations for infrastructure investment

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of a crossing. This information may be integrated from data held by transport authorities, derived from GPS data, roads defined in the cadastre, or from interpretation from satellite or airborne imagery.

Until 2006, data captured under Commonwealth mapping programs was not integrated with state and territory datasets. Since 2006, data captured in collaboration with the Commonwealth under the National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will also be incorporated into state/territory datasets – these are mostly crossings in rural and remote areas which have not been revised for up to twenty years. As these are significant updates to a large number of crossings over large areas, these will take some time to be integrated into state and territory datasets.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage

Future Status

Short-term objectives

Provide a nationally consistent transport dataset which supports and delivers transport information through the vertical and horizontal integration of the listed datasets. This will allow linking of location of these features across all themes.

Dataset custodianship will sit with the relevant state and territory land management authority.

A national custodianship of the national crossing dataset needs to be confirmed significant stakeholders including:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Bureau of Meteorology, due to its role under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 for water flow forecasting, modelling and prediction
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads, as the representative agency of transport authorities in Australia

The National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will continue to address consistency issues in dataset content, and compliance with the ICSM Roads Data Model, by:

  • Integrating the GEODATA Topo-250K data content into datasets managed by the states and territories, with subsequent aggregation by PSMA Australia
  • Undertaking data capture programs to bring state and territory information up to the standard of the ICSM Roads Data Model content specifications
  • National information products will be made available as web services

Medium-term objectives

  • Crossings information included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities which is categorised as part of the foundation will be integrated with the foundation datasets
  • Crossings will be captured no greater than 1m in urban areas and between 2m and 10m in remote areas if captured from imagery

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near-real-time currency – crossings recently gazetted or proposed will be made available in the national product overnight
  • All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CCBY) at zero cost

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
  • The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM) released a Roads Data Model in 2011. This model is a “content” model – that is, it identifies the types of information that should be included in any foundation roads dataset. Each jurisdiction is now working towards capturing and maintaining content in line with the Roads Data Model.
  • Crossing names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)
  • Compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as GDF.
  • Consistent where possible with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility forum, and the EuroRoadS Forum.

Access and Licensing

Products and services relating to this dataset are distributed by PSMA and are available through commercial resellers under a PSMA licence

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia and external territories (except Antarctica)

Quality

  • The roads component of this dataset conforms to the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping's roads data model and PSMA's business rules for this product
  • Accuracy of data varies from:
    • Approximately 2m in metropolitan areas
    • 10–20m in urban fringe and rural areas
    • 50–150m in remote areas. There are breaks in connectivity at state borders
    Data is six months old when released to market but in rural and remote areas features have a currency of 5–20 years
  • Information is available that describes:
    • Type of road
    • Surface
    • User access and physical restrictions
    This information is at various levels of completeness depending upon the jurisdiction. Information may also not be consistently classified between states and territories – for example, an arterial road in one state may not be the same as an arterial road in another

Metadata

https://www.psma.com.au/transport-topography-metadata-statement

Custodian Agency and Contact

PSMA; enquiries@psma.com.au

Aggregator

PSMA

Distributor(s) and Products

  • PSMA Transport and TopographyTM
  • Geoscience Australia; GEODATA Topo-250K

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Commercial resellers and other government agencies enhance these datasets with navigation-specific information such as turning restrictions, camber and travel direction and may also upgrade the geometry of certain parts of the road network to capture individual lanes within a road to sub-metre accuracy.

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

States and territories have legislative responsibilities under various transport management and safety acts for specifically gazetted crossings. Local government and private entities manage the remaining network.

The Commonwealth provides funding for maintenance, safety and development under various infrastructure investment and safety programs. The Commonwealth in particular prioritises funding for the National Network, which are roads and other transport infrastructure deemed as nationally significant. Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads, as the representative agency of transport authorities in Australia
  • National Transport Commission

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

  • Crossings will coincide with two or more roads, railways or water features
  • Crossings should have an associated name

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

 

 

Railways and Railway Stations



Trans-Australia railway, Cook, South Australia / Wiki Commons

Description

Railways are transportation systems using one or more rails to carry freight or passengers. Railway stations are recognised stopping places where goods, vehicles or passengers may be transferred from one form of transport to the rail network, and vice versa. Railway stations can also include what are now called “intermodal transfer stations”.

Purpose

National railway database provides information that connects capital cities, metropolitan or suburban railway lines, down to access railways which provide access within properties

Dataset Uses

  • Routeing, traffic flow management and economic analysis
    • the development of routeing road networks for use by freight and logistics companies, emergency service / response authorities, and general public includes: shortest distance, fastest time and presence/absence of obstacles or restrictions depending upon mode of transport - name, structure, weight/height/speed limits or some other weighting
    • fuel-efficient fleet management and self-drive vehicles - require full transport surface specifications including slope, camber, etc.
    • predicting, analysing and modelling passenger and freight vehicle movements, and accidents, when joined with business or statistical information for analysis. May only need a list by name, but possibly also location and intersection with other roads, railways, crossings etc.
  • Context for other location information
    • context for other features over local or small project areas - may show location, name, surface and user access
    • context for other features on topographic maps, or other regional or national tourist maps - usually name, class, surface, and route number, obstacles or barriers
    • context for charts and reference maps - generally only the location of higher order roads shown
  • Asset management, infrastructure protection and public safety
    • asset management systems by roads authorities
    • identification of infrastructure vulnerable to different hazards
  • Service provision
    • Being able to calculate the remoteness of communities by comparing a location to the nearest urban centres, particularly to identify areas poorly served by medical facilities
    • funding determinations for infrastructure investment
  • Determination of other foundation datasets
    • determining the location (as a boundary or an important artery) of administrative boundaries such as local government areas, localities and statistical geographiesunique addresses within a locality and its neighbours

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of a railway, which may be integrated from data held by transport authorities, or derived from GPS data, roads defined in the cadastre, or from interpretation from satellite or airborne imagery.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage

Railway datasets are released as products by the states and territories, or supplied to PSMA Australia for aggregation into a national information product and distributed through value-added reseller networks.

Geoscience Australia maintains a railways dataset which was revised regularly up to 2006 as part of the 1:250,000 scale topographic mapping program from satellite imagery and information supplied by railway associations, local government, tourist information and other volunteered information. Dataset has been updated internally awaiting release.

There is currently no single vertical integration of transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage.

Future Status

Short-term objectives

  • Provide a nationally consistent railways dataset which supports and delivers transport information through the vertical and horizontal integration of the currently listed datasets. This will allow linking of location of these features across all themes.
  • Dataset custodianship will sit with the relevant state and territory land management authority.
  • Suggested custodianship of the national roads dataset is:
    • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
    Other significant stakeholders include:
    • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
    • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
    PSMA will be the aggregator of the national rail dataset.

    The National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will continue to;
    • Integrating the GEODATA Topo-250K data content into datasets managed by the states and territories, with subsequent aggregation by PSMA Australia
    • National information products will be made available as web services

Medium-term objectives

  • Rail information included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities which is categorised as part of the foundation will be integrated with the foundation datasets.
  • Rail will be captured no greater than 1m in urban areas and between 2m and 10m in remote areas if captured from imagery.

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near-real-time currency
  • All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CCBY) at zero cost

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
  • Railway names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)
  • Compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as GDF.
  • Consistent where possible with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility forum, and the EuroRoadS Forum.
  • AS7630 Railway Infrastructure – Track Classification

Access and Licensing

Products and services relating to this dataset are distributed by PSMA and are available through commercial resellers under a PSMA licence

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia and external territories (except Antarctica)

Quality

  • Accuracy of data varies from:
    • Approximately 2m in metropolitan areas. Does not include light rail networks in urban areas
    • 10–20m in urban fringe and rural areas
    • 50–150m in remote areas. There are breaks in connectivity at state borders
    Data is six months old when released to market but in rural and remote areas features have a currency of 5–20 years
  • Information is available that describes:
    • Name
    • Operating
    • Gauge and number of tracks

Metadata

https://www.psma.com.au/transport-topography-metadata-statement

Custodian Agency and Contact

PSMA; enquiries@psma.com.au

Aggregator

PSMA

Distributor(s) and Products

  • PSMA Transport and TopographyTM
  • Geoscience Australia; GEODATA Topo-250K

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

States and territories have legislative responsibilities under various transport management acts for specifically gazetted railways. Private entities manage the remaining network.

The Commonwealth provides funding for maintenance, safety and development under various infrastructure investment and safety programs. The Commonwealth in particular prioritises funding for the National Network, which are roads and other transport infrastructure deemed as nationally significant. Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads, as the representative agency of transport authorities in Australia
  • National Transport Commission

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

  • Publicly-controlled railways will have a parcel in the cadastre.
  • Railways can be captured and revised from high- to medium-resolution imagery.
  • Railways, including railways not part of the public network but where access may be authorised, should have an associated name.

Inputs into other datasets: roads are an important component of an geocoded address

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

 

 

Traffic Control Devices



Level Crossing, Leeton, NSW /Wiki Commons

Description

Traffic control devices are used to control, calm, slow or impede the movement of traffic. They include roundabouts, gates, stock grids, level crossings, tolls and barriers

Purpose

Traffic control devices are markers, signs, signal devices, marking, light or device, installed on a road. Used to inform and guide traffic control including pedestrians, bicyclist and motorist

Dataset Uses

  • Routeing, traffic flow management and economic analysis
    • the development of routeing road networks for use by freight and logistics companies, emergency service / response authorities, and general public includes: shortest distance, fastest time and presence/absence of obstacles or restrictions depending upon mode of transport
    • predicting, analysing and modelling traffic flows, accidents, when joined with business or statistical information - may only need a list by name, but possibly also location and intersection with other roads, railways, crossings etc.
  • Context for other location information
    • context for other features over local or small project areas - may show location, name, surface and user access
    • context for other features on topographic maps, or other regional or national tourist maps - usually name, class, surface, and route number, obstacles or barriers
    • context for charts and reference maps - generally only the location of higher order roads shown
  • Asset management, infrastructure protection and public safety
    • asset management systems by authorities
    • identification of infrastructure vulnerable to different hazards
    • identification of controls on livestock during pandemics (gates and stock grids only)
  • Service provision
    • funding determinations for infrastructure investment

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of a traffic control device, which may be integrated from data held by transport authorities, or derived from GPS data, previous mapping, or from interpretation from satellite- or airborne imagery.

Data captured under Commonwealth mapping programs has not integrated with state and territory datasets.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage.

Future Status

Short-term objectives

  • Dataset custodianship will sit with the relevant state and territory land management authority.
  • National custodianship of the national dataset needs to be identified significant stakeholders include:
    • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
    • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • The National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will continue to address consistency issues in dataset content, and compliance with the ICSM Roads Data Model, by:
    • Integrating the GEODATA Topo-250K data content into datasets managed by the states and territories, with subsequent aggregation by PSMA Australia
    • National information products will be made available as web services.
    • Provide a nationally consistent roads dataset which supports and delivers transport information through the vertical and horizontal integration of the listed datasets. This will allow linking of location of these features across all themes.

Medium-term objectives

  • Traffic control device information included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities which is categorised as part of the foundation will be integrated with the foundation datasets.
  • Traffic control devices will be captured no worse than 1m in urban areas and between 2m and 10m in remote areas if captured from imagery.

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near-real-time currency.
  • All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CCBY) at zero cost.
  • Be expanded to include pedestrian crossing, traffic lights and fixed speed cameras.

Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1
  • AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
  • Names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)
  • Compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as GDF.
  • Consistent where possible with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility forum, and the EuroRoadS Forum.

Access and Licensing

Products and services relating to this dataset are distributed by PSMA and are available through commercial resellers under a PSMA licence

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia and external territories (except Antarctica)

Quality

  • Only includes data from Victoria and Tasmania
  • No Fixed speed camera or pedestrian crossing information included.
  • Accuracy of data varies from:
    • Approximately 2m in metropolitan areas. Does not include light rail networks in urban areas
    • 10–20m in urban fringe and rural areas
    • 50–150m in remote areas. There are breaks in connectivity at state borders
    Data is six months old when released to market but in rural and remote areas features have a currency of 5–20 years

Metadata

https://www.psma.com.au/transport-topography-metadata-statement

Custodian Agency and Contact

PSMA; enquiries@psma.com.au

Aggregator

PSMA

Distributor(s) and Products

  • PSMA Transport and TopographyTM
  • Geoscience Australia; GEODATA Topo-250K

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

Federal, State and Territory Governments, industry and research communities and Business and community at large

States and territories have legislative responsibilities under various transport management acts for specific traffic control devices. Private entities manage the remaining devices.

The Commonwealth provides funding for maintenance, safety and development under various infrastructure investment and safety programs. The Commonwealth in particular prioritises funding for the National Network, which are roads and other transport infrastructure deemed as nationally significant. Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission, due to its role in assigning funding to state governments through GST revenue
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.
  • Austroads, as the representative agency of transport authorities in Australia
  • National Transport Commission

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

  • Traffic control devices must be coincident with a road. Level crossings must be coincident with both a road and a railway.

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

 

Airports and Airfields



Canberra Airport / Wiki Commons

Description

Airports and airfields are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation as defined points or areas on land or water intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft. ICAO uses the term aerodromes. Airports are generally facilities that have commercial passenger and cargo facilities.

Purpose

Airports and airfields include:

  • Facilities licensed, certified or registered by the Civil Aviation & Safety Authority
  • International airports as defined by the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
  • Helipads and heliports
  • Other landing strips not covered above, but useable as a place to land aircraft

Dataset Uses

Routeing, traffic flow management and economic analysis

  • the development of routeing road networks for use by freight and logistics companies, emergency service / response authorities, and general public includes: shortest distance, fastest time and presence/absence of obstacles or restrictions depending upon mode of transport
  • predicting, analysing and modelling pedestrian and freight movements and accidents, when joined with business or statistical information for information. May only need a list by name

Context for other location information

  • context for other features over local or small project areas - may show location, name, surface and user access
  • context for other features on topographic maps, or other regional or national tourist maps - usually name, class, surface, and route number, obstacles or barriers
  • context for charts and reference maps

Asset management, infrastructure protection and public safety

  • asset management systems by roads authorities
  • identification of infrastructure vulnerable to different hazards

Service provision

  • funding determinations for infrastructure investment

Current Status

In each jurisdiction, the land management or mapping agency creates and manages datasets representing the location of an airfield, which may be sourced from previous mapping, property information, or from interpretation from satellite- or airborne imagery. Airfields and airports have not been revised actively by states and territories as they do not change significantly. Landing grounds are subject to greater change due to their ephemeral nature.

Data captured under Commonwealth mapping programs has not integrated with state and territory datasets.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage.

Future Status

Short-term objectives

Dataset custodianship will sit with the relevant state and territory land management authority.

National custodianship of the national dataset needs to be identified significant stakeholders include:

  • Airservices Australia, due to its role in the provision of aeronautical information for safe and economic aeronautical transport
  • Civil Aviation & Safety Authority, as regulator of the Civil Aviation Safety Act and Regulations 1996
  • Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development, as responsible for the Airports Act 1996
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.

The National Topographic Information Coordination Initiative will continue to address consistency issues in dataset content by:

  • Integrating the GEODATA Topo-250K data content into datasets managed by the states and territories, with subsequent aggregation by PSMA Australia
  • National information products will be made available as web services.

Medium-term objectives

  • Airports and airfields included in national topographic mapping products will be derived from the datasets in states and territories
  • Data held by transport authorities which is categorised as part of the foundation will be integrated with the foundation datasets.

Long-term objectives

  • National information products will have near-real-time currency.
  • All national information products will be available under open access arrangements (for example, by CCBY) at zero cost.

Standards

AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1

AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)

Names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)

Conformance with Civil Aviation & Safety Authority regulations (based on ICAO Annex 15, Chapter 10 and Appendix 8)

Compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as GDF.

Consistent where possible with the Digital Map Working Group under the European Commission's i-Mobility forum, and the EuroRoadS Forum.

Access and Licensing

Under open access and no cost policies. The current version is Creative Commons License 3.0

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia and external territories (except Antarctica)

Quality

  • Shown with an accuracy of between 20m and 100m.
  • The position of airports and airfields may have been moved for clarity on topographic maps.

Metadata

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Custodian Agency and Contact

Geoscience Australia – mapfeedback@ga.gov.au

Aggregator

Geoscience Australia

Distributor(s) and Products

PSMA Transport and TopographyTM ; metadata - https://www.psma.com.au/transport-topography-metadata-statement

GEODATA Topo-250K; metadata - http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

The Commonwealth has carriage for aeronautical navigation under the Civil Aviation Safety Act and Regulations 1978, and the Airports Act 1996.

Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Civil Aviation & Safety Authority
  • Airservices Australia
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.

Industry stakeholders include national and regional airlines, charter services, emergency services and health service providers such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

  • Runways may be captured from imagery or other positioning information. Airport extents may be derived from property information.

Inputs into other datasets:

  • The significance of land-based aeronautical hazards is dependent upon their proximity to airports and airfields.

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

 

 

Navigation Aids and Obstacles - Land

 


Eureka Tower Melbourne Victoria / Wiki Commons

Description

Location, height and description of infrastructure, markers or other devices on land which may aid travellers in determining their position or safe course.

Purpose

This dataset is also known as vertical obstructions or vertical obstacles due to the importance of this information for aeronautical safety as pilots must chart courses that maintain a lowest safe altitude above on-ground obstacles.

Navigation aids and obstacles on land include:

  • Transmission lines
  • Buildings
  • Radio towers and masts
  • Skyscrapers and other tall structures
  • Chimneys on power plants

Dataset Uses

Aeronautical navigation and safety

  • Shows the location of obstacles which determine the safest lowest altitude for flying, in particular within 45km of an airport
  • Freedom of manoeuvre in airspace for defence purposes

Land-based navigation and safety

  • Used as a landmark for terrestrial navigation and in the delivery of emergency services in rural and remote areas

Current Status

The current national dataset is part of the 1:250,000 scale topographic mapping program. Sourced from satellite imagery and information supplied by CASA-endorsed publications, local government, tourist information and other volunteered information.

The database being brought up to date through funding and resources from Airservices Australia and Geoscience Australia expected release in mide 2014.

Captured and revised between 2011 and 2012 for a number of Geoscience Australia programs, including the Australian Solar Energy Information System, the National Exposure Information System and other energy infrastructure programs. Similar data is captured by state and territory mapping agencies in collaboration with local energy infrastructure owners and operators.

There is currently no single vertical integration of all transport datasets, as listed, for the national coverage.

Future Status

Short-term objectives

Airservices Australia is funding the redevelopment of a new vertical obstacles dataset based on that previously maintained by RAAF. This is expected to be completed by mid-2014.

Custodianship of the new national dataset is:

  • Airservices Australia, due to its role in the provision of aeronautical information for safe and economic aeronautical transport

Other significant stakeholders include:

  • Civil Aviation & Safety Authority, as regulator of the Civil Aviation Safety Act and Regulations 1996
  • Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development, as responsible for the Airports Act 1996
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.

Medium-term objectives

  • Compliance with CASA Regulation 175 when it comes into force in 2014.
  • Other sources of vertical obstacles, such as the Geoscience Australia infrastructure datasets and the ACMA datasets, will be linked to the Airservices Australia dataset.
  • Delivery of information products by web services.

Long-term objectives

  • Maintenance and compliance with CASA Regulation 175.

Standards

AS/NZS ISO 19115 - ANZLIC Metadata Profile Version 1.1

AS/NZS ISO 19131:2008 Geographic Information – Data product specifications

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)

Names will conform with AS/NZS 4819:2011 Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing and AS4590:2006 Interchange of Client Information (or subsequent updates to or replacements of these standards)

Conformance with Civil Aviation & Safety Authority regulations (based on ICAO Annex 15, Chapter 10 and Appendix 8)

Compliant with the needs of ISO TC204 – Intelligent Transport Systems, and with existing international transport product specifications such as GDF.

Access and Licensing

Under open access and no cost policies. The current version is Creative Commons License 3.0

Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia excluding external territories

Quality

Shown with an accuracy of between 20m and 100m.

The position of navigation aids and obstacles may have been moved for clarity on topogrphic maps.

Generally captured as landmark features with a height.

Metadata

http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999

Custodian Agency and Contact

Airservices Australia

Aggregator

Geoscience Australia

Distributor(s) and Products

GEODATA Topo-250K; metadata - http://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=63999 (includes links to the various formats in which this products is available)

RAAF Vertical Obstructions

-Description: Database of vertical obstructions for low-flying aircraft. Definition of vertical obstruction meets criteria for Defence purposes of 44m.

-Access and licencing: Restricted.

National Electricity Transmission Lines Database,

http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/gcat_cc365600-294e-597d-e044-00144fdd4fa6/National+Electricity+Transmission+Lines+Database

National Liquid Fuels Refineries Database,

http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/gcat_cc365600-2956-597d-e044-00144fdd4fa6/National+Liquid+Fuel+Refineries+Database

National Major Power Stations Database

http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/gcat_cc365600-294f-597d-e044-00144fdd4fa6/National+Major+Power+Stations+Database

ACMA Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations

http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib100059/stations_book_electronic_edition.pdf

Formats

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • shp
  • TAB

Key Users

The Commonwealth has carriage for aeronautical navigation under the Civil Aviation Safety Act and Regulations 1978, and the Airports Act 1996.

Key Commonwealth stakeholders include:

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as the lead Australian Government agency on transport and regional affairs
  • Civil Aviation & Safety Authority
  • Airservices Australia
  • Geoscience Australia, due to its role as the national mapping authority and its close collaboration with state and territory agencies in maintaining all topographic information, its role in maintaining information on exposure of infrastructure to hazards, and its underpinning role in providing spatial advice to other parts of Australian Government.

Industry stakeholders include national and regional airlines, charter services, emergency services and health service providers such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Additional

Required for creation and maintenance:

Elevation information may be required to source heights.

Imagery may be required to confirm position. Location can also be determined from sub-parcel licencing in the cadastre.

The significance of land-based aeronautical hazards is dependent upon their proximity to airports and airfields.

Note: This dataset may become an information product profile depending upon agreement on other dataset profiles such as Buildings & Built Infrastructure and those to be developed for Elevation.

Version

1.0 Draft for Consultation

Roadmap for Transport

Purpose:

The roadmap outlines the development goals for the following three years, for all national foundation datasets within each theme. The goals are to be achieved in order to meet the defined end-state for the theme.

Owner:

Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM)

Click here for full version of the roadmap

Details:

  • Goals are owned by the theme sponsor to achieve within the FSDF governance framework
  • Goals are designated as funded/unfunded
  • The roadmap is approved by ANZLIC annually
  • The roadmap will be referenced as a benchmark in work plans and updates to ANZLIC
  • The roadmap is updated annually or on a major change as required

Notes:

1. The roadmaps (and goals) are agreed by ANZLIC and FSDF sponsors. An unfunded goal indicates that the sponsor is actively seeking to resolve the funding issue. Where this cannot be resolved the sponsor may elevate the issue for the attention of ANZLIC.

2. Dataset custodians are identified in the Dataset Profiles available on this website and their role in the delivery of the roadmaps is critical. State/Territory jurisdictions are also integral to the implementation of the roadmaps.

3. Engagement with custodians and/or jurisdictions in the FSDF and roadmaps is an ongoing process through 2015.

Click here for full version of the roadmap