Capture WA program overview
The Capture WA Program is designed to reduce duplication and maximise sharing of our location assets across the state of WA.
Planning, recording and acquiring the information through one channel ensures the best use of resources.
Benefits of participating in the Capture WA program:
- optimises the use of government funding by reducing duplication and improving collaboration
- ensures that Intellectual Property remains within the state
- eliminates the need for individual contractual arrangements
- ensures data is captured to industry standards.
Capture WA program options
Any government organisation can request data to be acquired through the capture program. Requests for self-funded data acquisition can be submitted at any time using the online Capture WA register. No tender process is necessary as the program offers a range of pre-qualified suppliers through the Capture WA contract and capture requests can be tailored to meet agency needs.
If agencies prefer to self-fund capture and not use the Capture WA contract, we ask that you please inform us of this independent data acquisition by notification in the Capture WA register. This helps reduce duplication of capture. Notification of independent capture can be submitted at any time.
Through the program, limited funds are available for the capture of critical location information assets where common needs across agencies can be identified as a priority. An annual planning cycle is conducted at the start of each calendar year to determine the capture priorities and plan the imagery revision for the next financial year. Agencies are requested to submit their requests for program-funded or self-funded capture in the Capture WA register. Requests are assessed against the available funds in consultation with other agencies. A capture plan is finalised by the end of April.
Pooling self-funded and co-funded requests allows for more capture, sharing and reduced duplication among government organisations.
Capture WA data
The Capture WA program offers a wide range of data categories such as vector, elevation and depth, imagery and innovative products and services. Examples of common data capture requests include:
- aerial photography
- online imagery services
- satellite imagery
- LiDAR and bathymetry
- digital elevation models
- 3D surveys
- topographic data
- any other type of spatial data capture.
Capture WA contract
A whole-of-state panel contract with a range of pre-qualified suppliers are available. The contract provides for a flexible range of options and a faster procurement process. We can also assist with technical or product advice. Where alternate terms and conditions apply, individual licence conditions will be discussed with agencies for products or services from these suppliers.
The Capture WA contract is advertised recurrently on the Tenders WA website. This provides new suppliers the opportunity to be qualified under the panel contract. It allows current contractors the opportunity to apply for qualification in additional categories.
Capture WA contract suppliers
|Company|| Vector data|
| Elevation and|
| Imagery products|
| Innovative products|
|Aerometrex Pty Ltd|
|AAM Pty Ltd|
|Airbus DS Geo Aust. Pty Ltd*|
|BCE Surveying Pty Ltd|
|DMS Geodata Limited*|
|Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd|
|Geospatial Intelligence Pty Ltd*|
|Global Unmanned Systems Pty Ltd|
|Nearmap Australia Pty Ltd*|
|Outline Global Pty Ltd|
|Photomapping Services Pty Ltd|
|Cyber Technology (WA) Pty Ltd|
|RPS Australia East Pty Ltd|
|Spectrum Ecology Pty Ltd|
|Spookfish Australia Pty Ltd*|
|Total Earth Solutions Pty Ltd|
* Current contractors
For more information, or to promote awareness of the Capture WA among your colleagues, please download the Capture WA brochure.
Capture WA program updates
|2018 - 2019|
CLOSED for program funded imagery requests
|2018 - 2019|
OPEN for all other requests
|2017 - 2018|
CLOSED for program funded imagery requests on 30 June 2017
Capture WA register
Requests can be entered via the online Capture WA register at any time. However due to the logistics of reviewing suppliers and getting quotes, imagery requests need to be collected and considered as a single batch each year. For information on the deadline for imagery requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capture WA program plans and maps
View layers and show/ hide their layer contents in these interactive PDF maps:
- Capture WA 2018 - 2019 program (615KB)
- Final Capture WA 2017 - 2018 program (PDF 588KB) shows strategic zones, revision cycle and type of imagery planned to be captured during 2017 to 2018 for metro, town sites and map sheets.
- Orthophoto Mosaic Coverage Status (PDF 1.97MB) shows the status of mosaics completed in the last month as well as previous capture done pre-2011 until 2016.
- Revision Cycle 30 June 2017 (PDF 2.53MB) shows the final program for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.