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Australian National Map and VicMap 40th

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The Department of Communications has released the National Map, an Open Data initiative, as it moves to boost the number of publicly available datasets.

The project gives users access to a single platform for government geospatial datasets, including those from the Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Bureau of Statistics and

The geospatial data is visually presented in a map format, enabling users to see the data that they extract.

Currently available datasets cover information on land, water, infrastructure, broadband access, boundaries and population, with more to come.

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VicMap 1:25,000 Map Series as Georeferenced PDF

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VicMap Topographic Mapping Newsletter Feb 2014

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Newcastle 1913 – Australia’s 1st topo map

This issue of VicMap TopoNews advises that 1:25,000 maps are now available online as georeferenced PDF. These are A0 size and complement the 1:30,000 georeferenced PDFs at A4, A3 and custom sizes.

The A0 map physically is 841 x 1,189 mm which covers 24 x 14 km. At 1:25,000 scale this comfortably fits all editions of OCAD 11.

The 1:25,000 PDFs were last updated in 2012 while the 1:30,000 PDFs were 2013. The A3 size of the latter are as fresh as Dec 2013.

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A reminder that the Avenza PDF Maps app for Android and iOS, will enable you to interact with the 1:30 000 and 1:25 000 PDF map series.