Map Information

What’s on the maps?

Among other things:

  • Sealed roads, unsealed roads, bush tracks, walking tracks – with names
  • Rivers and creeks with names, wetlands, lakes
  • Seasonal track closures
  • National and State Parks, State Forests, other public land, labelled, forested areas marked, Old Growth areas and Logged areas with year (Vic)
  • Hunting information (Vic)
  • Railway lines, disused lines, stations
  • Towns, localities, buildings
  • Huts, helipads, campsites, bridges, gates, fire towers, radio repeaters
  • Boat ramps, lighthouses, navigation marks, etc (not sure how complete this data is)
  • Mines including historical locations, current mining lease areas with boundaries
  • Topography (altitude contours) and relief shading
  • Bathymetry (depth contours) in some places
  • Some steep bits on 4WD tracks
  • Ruins, eg old huts which have burned down, old mining camps

Split, Index, Grid, Datum, Projection

Current maps are in WGS84 / pseudo mercator (EPSG:3857).

They’re split and named based on standard government schema. A UTM grid is overlaid. 

Data Sources & Licensing

The data used comes from a variety of sources, including;

Usage Licence:

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and to this page, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
  • Black dotted line = Walking track
  • Small vertical green marks = forest
  • White background = private land

A more comprehensive map legend is available here (pdf).

2 Replies to “Map Information”

  1. Mate you are a legend!
    If I could give a suggestion would be to show the whole legend of the maps! I really need to know what is the coordinate reference system for the maps but I just can check what is inside the map itself.

  2. Dear Tommo,
    One of my projects of 2010s/early 2020s is to study-&-promote a FairlyFastRail line from Canberra to Sydney via Wollongong, (to complement the long-proposed Melbourne-Sydney-Brisbane very fast train), so I’m looking for scalable online maps with contour lines of the areas concerned. – Can you refer me to any?

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