Output Product

ACT Airborne Imagery


The Planning and Land Authority produces, updates and maintains many types of land information, from the smallest detail of a kerb and gutter in an engineering survey drawing to the extent of the ACT border. Aerial photographs are available from the plan room at the Dickson Customer Service Centre.

Dataset Purpose

Imagery provides an analytical source and contextual background for decision making and supports multiple applications including:
•Emergency Services
•Natural resource management
•Sustainable human and land use development


A panchromatic national coverage exists from 1947 to 1988 based on data held in the National Archives of Australia. From the 1970s to present various jurisdictions have carried out a variety of airborne surveys over regional and urban areas. Generally urban areas have higher resolution data.