Government location information

There is vast untapped potential in the hundreds of datasets that government generates through its day-to-day operations. Providing public access to this data unlocks opportunities to solve problems in new ways, and support new data-driven businesses in Western Australia.

SPUR is committed to opening-up access to Western Australia’s land, property and location data to the broader community with a view to generating better ways of doing business. Through the Location Information Strategy for WA (PDF 1.4MB), SPUR seeks to maximise the benefits of WA’s location information assets.

The Location Information Access Framework Code of Practice (PDF 649KB) and the Location Information Access Framework Guidelines (PDF 1.04MB) was developed with WALIS members in accordance with the Location Information Strategy and the WA Whole of Government Open Data Policy (PDF 618KB). It combines and updates separate policies and practice guidelines. This is further supported by the WALIS Charter (PDF 350KB) which sets out the governance, structure and role of WALIS.

The WALIS community is a unique collaboration between the government, private and research sectors that has worked together for over 35 years, building networks and improving the use of and access to data. The Location Information Strategy team works with the WALIS community to make it easier to find, use and improve location information for WA.

It has been recognised that it is important to provide clear direction regarding the management of location information in WA. The Location Information Access Framework aims to facilitate ready access to the broadest range of fit-for-purpose location information for use by the WA community. The WALIS commercial (PDF 140KB) and non-commercial (PDF 256KB) templates are sample License Agreements to support these principles.

WALIS partners and other organisations with an interest in location information are encouraged to use the Framework to expand the benefits of coordinated acquisition, management, publication and dissemination of location information for WA.

The WA Location Information Strategy team (PDF 344KB) in SPUR coordinates a range of additional services in support of the Location Information Strategy and the WALIS community:

  • Capture WA – the Capture WA program aims to reduce duplication and maximise sharing of our location assets across the state of WA. By coordinating the capture, management and sharing of location-based data and information across the WA public sector we are able to increase the benefit of public investment in these assets. The program includes a panel contract, managed by Landgate, that boosts our buying power and enables data to be re-used by others.
  • WALIS Marine Group – a community of practice under WALIS, specifically focused on mapping and sharing data on WA’s unique coastal and marine environments.

The Location Information Strategy and the other teams within SPUR brings together a selection of Landgate’s services to provide you with access to data, resources and key contacts, all in the one place.

Landgate also holds a range of property and sales related data including street address, names and land valuation data. SPUR can help you access the right data in the right format to value-add to your business and suited to your circumstances.

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