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.

Landgate is committed to opening-up access to Western Australia’s land, property and location data to the broader community to support better ways of doing business. Through the Data WA Strategy, Landgate seeks to maximise the benefits of WA’s data 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 for WA 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 Open Data and Outreach  team works with  WALIS and other communities of interest 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 Open Data Team in Landgate coordinates a range of additional services in support of the Data WA 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.

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

Contact us now to find your solution or how to get involved.

This page was last updated on: 10 Mar 2021