SLIPStream November 2017

SLIP Future is ready now - migrate before 31 January 2018!

For GIS users, developers and ICT professionals: The new SLIP platform is now ready to use and contains all the data that has been previously accessible through SLIP Classic.

Many customers are already using the new SLIP platform, which provides more options for accessing location data. Users can also expect to see increased numbers of data sets and Esri token security become available in the coming months.

Customers using SLIP Classic or WMTS services will need to change to using new SLIP data services prior to 31 January 2018 to continue accessing data. This is when access to SLIP Classic data services will be turned off. 

For most customers the change will simply involve changing URLs in your GIS software. For customers with more complex needs the SLIP team will be available to assist.

We've made it easier to find any help users need via the SLIP migration page and in the new DataWA Toolkit there are how-to guides and videos on loading data services.

To find out more about service migration, please visit to download the latest information sheet (PDF 514KB) about migration to the new SLIP platform. The document is also available via the DataWA Toolkit.

If you need any assistance with migration, please contact

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Update to SLIP services

Locate V4

The SLIP Services team is pleased to announce that a new version of Locate is available.

This new version of Locate includes a greater range of data with the addition of new themed services. For further information about the layers that make up these themes please visit the Locate showcase at

For GIS users, developers and ICT professionals please refer to the themed data services. Service details are in the Groups section of including OGC WMS/ WFS, Esri REST services and data download packages.

The URL to view the map will remain the same, however users should clear their browser cache to ensure the latest version of the map loads.

For Landgate property information please use Landgate’s new MapViewer Plus.

For information about Firewatch - Fire Hotspots please visit MyFireWatch which provides bushfire location information.

For information about Main Roads Traffic Feed please visit the Main Roads WA Travel Map.

These services and maps were retired on 25 October 2017:

Locate V3:

Locate Pilbara:

Locate South West:

Cultural and Society:


Infrastructure and Utilities:

Property and Planning:


SLIP public services

A reminder that new SLIP public services are now available. These will replace existing services including SLIP Classic (Enabler) services.

Please change to the new SLIP services as soon as convenient. The DataWA Toolkit article, SLIP migration overview explains how to do this and there is more information on the SLIP migration overview information sheet (514KB).

The new public services are:

Please note that local government authority boundaries, townsites, localities, districts and wards layers have moved from the subscription administrative boundaries service to the new public boundaries service.

The cadastre address and cadastre (no attributes) layers have also moved from the subscription cadastral service to the new public property and planning service.

See the Groups section of for the new public service details which include OGC WMS/ WFS, Esri REST services and data download packages.

Services already released including 2011 ABS Census data, Western Power and Tenure are also available under the groups section of

If you have any queries regarding these new services, please contact Landgate Business Sales and Service via

SLIP subscription services

New Landgate SLIP subscription services are also now available. As with public services, these will replace existing services including SLIP Classic (Enabler) services.

These duplicate services have been removed:

Esri REST, WMS and WFS subscription services:









Landgate restricted services including data download packages:







Users can check layer and service details in the catalogue. For example:

There is more information about the full list of subscription Landgate data services and maps available through SLIP on the Landgate website.

To find out more about service migration, please visit to download the latest information sheet (514KB) about migration to the new SLIP platform (PDF 514KB). The document is also available via the DataWA toolkit.

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SLIP Future program plans

As part of the changes to SLIP services, Landgate continues to upgrade the new SLIP platform to improve its usability and functionality, and you will be informed of progress.

Landgate will assist you to move to the new services. The details of how to do this can be found in the DataWA Toolkit article, SLIP migration overview. If you need any assistance with migration, please contact

Here's what to expect for the rest of 2017 and early 2018:

These timeframes are estimates and we will let you know details as they become available. We will also provide advice and assistance on how to use the new services through SLIPStream and as they are rolled-out.

If you would like further information, please contact or phone +61 (0)8 9273 7683.

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GDA2020 is now our legal datum

Physical locations in Australia are identified using coordinates set by the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) implemented in 2000.

Australia is moving 70mm per year. By 2020, GDA94 will be out by 1.8 metres. GDA2020 will bring Australia’s coordinates to their correct geographic location.

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) is responsible for modernising Australia's datum. Mapping and smart devices are accurate to within centimetres, so migration to GDA2020 will be essential for precise real-time positioning.

The ICSM formed a dedicated working group, the GDA Modernisation Implementation Working Group, to oversee the implementation of the modernised datum across Australia's government, academic and industry sectors.

The change to GDA2020 will affect all organisations using spatial information including transport, agriculture, construction, mining, environmental protection, utilities management, insurance, banking, emergency services, telecommunications and scientific research.

Following on from months of hard work and collaboration of the states, territories and Commonwealth agencies involved, the project has reached a significant milestone.

The recognised-value standard of measurement of position has been updated to Determination 2017.

GDA2020 is now our legal datum and the 2012 Determination (referring to GDA94) has been revoked. View the determination at the Federal Register of Legislation.

Landgate is working on integrating this new datum into its systems. Teams across Landgate are working to implement and communicate the new datum to stakeholders and clients.

For more information on GDA2020 and modernising Australia’s datum, see the Geoscience Australia website, the ICSM website, watch the video below or visit the official GDA2020 forum.

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Signing up to SLIP services

Remember, there is no need to register to access our range of free and public SLIP services.

New SLIP public services have been streamlined and are available in the recent release of Locate version 4. The map bundles the services in one convenient place so you can spend less time discovering more.

You can also access public data services from the following links:

An even wider range of information is packaged for you through our subscription services at

To register for these services, and for a clearer picture of the opportunities SLIP presents for your business, please contact or phone +61 (0)8 9273 7683.

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Event calendar

Don't miss upcoming SLIP and SLIP-related events, including planned maintenance and outages, all of which are listed in the SLIP event calendar.

For even more GIS and spatial data events:

If you have any questions about these events or have an event that you would like to promote, please email the details to

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Data update and new data highlights

New datasets

A big thank you to the agencies who made new datasets available through

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Wheatbelt Wetlands Stage 1

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Bush Fire Prone Areas designated on 12-07-2017 (OBRM-010)

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

La Grange optimised areas for irrigated agriculture

Western Australia Regional Profiles

Western Australia Regional Population

Western Australia Regional Building Approvals

Western Australia Regional Labour Force and Employment

New DataWA toolkit additions

The Open Data team has new content on the DataWA toolkit.

A significant recent update is the new how to guides section. This is a range of helpful guides on making, publishing and using data. The team is trialling the use of videos, so please check out the YouTube channel. As always, the Open Data team values your feedback. Contact them via

In addition to the above, here are some articles recently added to the toolkit:

If you have any queries regarding any of the data news, get in touch at

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This page was last updated on: 25 Jun 2021