SLIPStream May 2017
In this issue:
New SLIP products
1. LandInfo WA package
A new LandInfo WA package is now available and the map URL is https://maps.slip.wa.gov.au/landgate/landinfowa/.
The LandInfo WA map has been built to replace the existing LGA and Land Development packages. The new features of this service are:
- new query layer searches (please note that you can only use the tenure search function if you have a subscription to this service)
- topographic layers and Aboriginal heritage places
- amalgamation of the LGA and Land Development package
- ability to switch the coordinate system (bottom left corner of map) to view alternate projections – 4283, 3857 & 28350,
- mosaic metadata layer has now been split into ‘current’ and ‘superseded’.
A decommission date for the LGA and Land Development packages will be provided once all users have been transferred to the new service.
For more information about the layers that make up the LandInfo WA map, please visit the Data WA showcase page.
If you already have access to the LGA or Land Development package, you will receive a separate email to notify you when access to the new LandInfo WA package has been granted.
WA’s open data service – data.wa.gov.au - has been updated with new groups that include information on which data layers are included in new SLIP services. For further information, including additional URLs for data services included in this package such as the Esri map service, WMS and WFS, please visit the Data WA showcase page.
For any other enquiries regarding this new SLIP service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 (0)8 9273 7683.
If the land tenure layer is included in your Landgate Subscription license, you will find this layer has been added to your view of the LandInfo WA map service. The URL is https://services.slip.wa.gov.au/arcgis/rest/services/Landgate_Subscription_Services/Tenure/MapServer.
With the new service now available, please be advised that the following superseded services will be decommissioned on 1 June 2017.
Landgate tenure subscription plus web services
Landgate restricted web services and data downloads
If you have any questions about the new products, please contact email@example.com and write SLIP product in the subject line.
New team for SLIP enquiries
A new team has been established to act as the first point of contact for all SLIP-related enquiries from customers.
The Business Sales and Service (BSS) team – part of Landgate’s Customer Service team – have been specifically trained to handle SLIP questions and will forward more difficult enquiries to the relevant people in Landgate to action.
Please direct your SLIP questions to:
Business Sales and Service team
+61 (0)8 9273 7683 (direct line)
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (AWST)
The SLIP website is moving
From Monday 3 July 2017, the SLIP website will redirect you to data.wa.gov.au to access data from the WA state government, including Landgate.
Consolidating information about SLIP under one home for open data at data.wa.gov.au means one less website for you to have to keep an eye on.
If you have any questions about this change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 (0)8 9273 7683.
A short-cut to new datasets in data.wa.gov.au
Did you know that you can view datasets that have been recently created and uploaded to data.wa.gov.au Visit http://catalogue.beta.data.wa.gov.au/stats (note this will take some time to load) and click on the relevant tab from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen:
Openly available Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) – tell us what you think!
The Spatial Data Policy, Public Data Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is seeking feedback on the openly available Geocoded National Address File (the G-NAF) and ask that you please complete a short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/G-NAF-End-User-Survey.
The survey is being undertaken to build a more in-depth understanding of the innovation, efficiencies and productivity achieved through access to the open G-NAF.
Your feedback is important for informing the future directions of the open G-NAF initiative.
Feel free to forward this email on to other government, private, community or research sector entities as feedback from a wide range of entities is welcomed.
This survey is published and managed by the Public Data Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. All information provided will be treated as confidential and will only be used as aggregated data to inform policy decisions unless you specifically agree for your organisation’s use of open G-NAF to be used as a case study.
Responses to this survey are due by 31 May 2017.
If you have any queries regarding the survey, please email email@example.com.
Background on the openly available G-NAF
- On 26 February 2016, the Australian Government made PSMA’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) openly available via data.gov.au with updates published quarterly.
- The G-NAF is one of Australia’s most ubiquitous and powerful spatial data sets and is now available free of charge. The G-NAF contains more than 13 million records for each physical address in Australia. Making the G-NAF openly available has removed licence barriers and enabled greater use of the data and opportunities for innovation.
- The G-NAF can be used for a wide range of business or operational purposes, such as infrastructure planning, business planning and analysis, logistics and service planning, emergency and disaster response, personal navigation and mapping, fraud prevention, address validation at the point of entry for business and government, and effective government service delivery and policy development.
- In its first year of open release, the G-NAF was downloaded more than 2,700 times. By comparison it was only downloaded around 120 times a year when it was available under restricted licence as a proprietary PSMA product.
Thank you in advance for your participation in the survey, your feedback is appreciated.