A selection of webservices

As promised at the saltech session a couple of weeks ago, here are some useful webservices links.

spider web without a spiderRemember, these links are provided by kindly others and the data is subject to change. The service strength is subject to the vagaries of your internet connection and the data provider owes you nothing! They can cancel or change their service offering at any time, and in any way they like. They do not need to consult you, or even warn you 😉

With those caveats in mind, these are brilliant research resources and if you need a more stable access to any of the data, come and see us in SAL. Many of the providers are willing to make the data behind these services available for non-commercial research.

Links under the cut 🙂Use right-click copy-link on the hyperlinked titles to pick up the webservice paths and follow the instructions in ArcCatalog or on the SAL Portal to add the one(s) you need to your ArcGIS Session 🙂

Australian WMS Links – all data blurbs taken from the service connections.

  • Topographic Base Map
  • GA Surface Geology of Australia
    • The Surface Geology of Australia Web Map Service provides two seamless national coverages of bedrock and surficial geology, compiled for use at 1:1 million scale and 1:2.5 million scale. The 1:1M data is limited so that it does not display at scales less than 1:1,500,000. The 1:2.5M data is limited so that it does not display at scales greater than 1:1,500,000. The data represents outcropping or near-outcropping bedrock units, and unconsolidated or poorly consolidated regolith material covering bedrock. Geological units are represented as polygon and line geometries, and are attributed with information regarding stratigraphic name and hierarchy, age, lithology, and primary data source. Layers are available for geological units coloured by lithostratigraphy, age, and lithology. The dataset also contains geological contacts, structural features such as faults and shears, and miscellaneous supporting lines like the boundaries of water and ice bodies.
  •  Scanned 250K Geological Map Index
    • This Web Map Service displays the spatial extents of scanned images of all 1:250 000 scale geological maps of Australia. The service contains information on the edition, publication date, and map publisher, and has links to map images available as 125 DPI and 250 DPI resolution JPG files.
  • Geological Provinces 2013
    • The Australian Geological Provinces web map service contains descriptions of the fundamental geological elements of the Australian continent and offshore surrounds. Province types include sedimentary basins, tectonic provinces such as cratons and orogens, igneous provinces, and metallogenic provinces. Spatial data has been captured largely at approximately 1:1M scale for intended use between 1:2M and 1:5M scale. The full 2D spatial extent (i.e. including the extent of a province under any overlying cover material) of each province has been captured.
  • National Geophysical Grids
    • Web Map Service of Geoscience Australia’s national geophysical grids for magnetics, gravity and radiometrics – 2015 edition. The service also contains outlines and descriptions of the airborne geophysical surveys used to compile the magnetic and radiometric grids.
  • National Oil and Gas Infrastructure
    • This web service provides access to the National Oil and Gas Infrastructure datasets. These datasets present the spatial locations of onshore oil and gas pipelines for the transmission of oil and gas within mainland Australia. They also present the location of oil and gas platforms within Australia’s territorial waters.
  • National Maritime Facilities
    • This web service provides access to the Maritime Facilities Datasets, representing the spatial locations of major ports and public ferry terminals located within Australia and its Territories, all complemented with feature attribution.
  • Onshore Seismic Surveys
    • The Onshore Seismic Surveys of Australia Web Map Service depicts all land seismic traverses across the Australian continent and its margins. The service provides access to raw and processed data in SEGY format for each survey. The metadata includes acquisition reports, processing reports, processed images, logs.
  • Commonwealth Marine Reserves
    • Consistent with the Australian Governments commitment to develop a National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), networks of Commonwealth Marine Reserves have been proclaimed for Commonwealth waters across the South-west, North-west, North, Coral Sea and Temperate East Marine Regions. These networks build on previous Marine Protected Area proclamations, including the South-east network declared in 2007.This dataset is released under Creative Commons by Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC 3.0).
  • Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) 2014
    • The Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) 2014 web service provides both spatial and text information about government, indigenous and privately protected areas for continental Australia. State and Territory conservation agencies supplied data current to 30 June 2014. This is the ninth version of the database, with previous versions released in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. The Department also publishes protected areas data for the marine environment. “CAPAD 2014-marine” contains spatial and text information about offshore protected areas, for both State and Commonwealth waters. Previous versions of CAPAD marine information have been published in 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2012. The department publishes a summary of the CAPAD data biennially on its website at http://www.environment.gov.au/capad
  • World Heritage Areas of Australia
    • The World Heritage Areas Web Service provides locations of the Australian properties on the World Heritage List.
  • Defence Restricted Areas
    • Defence Prohibited and Training Areas. Data included in this service is indicative only and should not be used for detailed planning.

I have some more in the pipeline, including some WFS ones too 🙂

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