Access to Data


Note that ACTmapi web services are changing


The ACT Government is committed to open government and open data. The release of government data creates opportunities for innovative use and reuse of data, and allows the commercial, research and community sectors to add value. Releasing government data also assists government in making evidence-based policy and service delivery decisions, and supports increased citizen participation in government.

All material published and/or delivered via ACTmapi services is copyright to the Australian Capital Territory. ACT Government utilises the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CCBY v4.0) licences for selected data. Data from ACTmapi and associated websites must be acknowledged whenever it is used (but not in any way that suggests that ACT Government endorses you or your use of the data). Attribution is important, as it acknowledges your use of ACT Government Data and allows others to find and use the Data from its original authoritative source if they wish. By using the Data, you agree to accept the Terms of Use and ACT Government Attribution Guidelines. If you do not accept these, you should stop using the Data immediately. To accommodate for the variety of uses of ACT geospatial data the ACTmapi team has put together a number of ways to access the data which is updated nightly:

1. Search and Web Service: Through the ACT Government Geospatial Data Catalogue you are able to search by name or key word, filter data, download (Spreadsheet, KML or Shapefile) or utilise web services (GeoJSON or GeoService). Repetition will be needed per dataset.

2. Complete Land Administration Databases: you are able to download the complete land administration database as either ACT or by division in multiple formats (DWG, GDB, SHP, TAB) and projections (MGA94 zone 55, ACT Grid or GDA94 lat/long).
Currently there is no notification of change, we encourage you to download the files you need at the time you need it, to ensure its currency.
Select your format: [ AutoCAD (.dwg), GeoDatabase (.gdb), Shapefile (.shp) and Mapfino (.tab) ]
Data layers include: Address, Administration, Cadastre, Feature Names, Open Space, Territory Plan, Transport and Water

3. Connect to ACTmapi web services. Complete dataset grouped by theme, or web services as displayed in ACTmapi.