New geodata layers for satellite imagery

11 October 2007


Geoscience Australia's popular GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 topographic vector data is now available for general use without the need for expensive or sophisticated Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

(Click for larger image) Section of Geodata for Bunbury, WA, overlain on Google Earth™ (image copyright Geoscience Australia 2007)

GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 for Google Earth is 1:250 000 scale data that uses the Google Earth™ Mapping Service platform where data is displayed over the existing satellite imagery using Google Earth's own viewer. The data is cut into tiles to facilitate quick and efficient display and arranged in nine main themes - elevation, framework, habitation, hydrography, infrastructure, terrain, transport, utility and vegetation.

Because no background in mapping or GIS is required to use Google Earth™, presenting the GEODATA through the mapping service with a satellite image backdrop marks an exciting development that has great potential to broaden the use and appeal of this data, making it even more accessible to users.

GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 for Google Earth is available on DVD ROM from the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre and select map retailers.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013