National State Boundaries is an aggregated dataset of the national coverage of all state boundaries from each state and territory.
Geoscience Australia has the primary role in the delineation of Australia's domestic and international maritime limits and boundaries. An output of this activity is the development of the Australian Maritime Boundaries (AMB) data.
Australian Maritime boundaries are a digital representation of Australias Limits and Boundaries established under the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 and associated proclamations. These datasets are created to assist in mapping and decision making across integrated government and non-government users in the Australian Marine Jurisdiction.
The Department of Environment and Energy administers the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Environmental Offsets Policy October 2012
‘Environmental offsets’ are broadly understood to mean actions taken by developers to compensate for the adverse impacts of their developments. The Australian Government is increasingly considering environmental offsets as part of its process of taking a decision on whether to approve proposed actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The advantage of using cadastre and property based datasets enables a consistent source of truth for displaying and administering Environmental offsets on a national scale.
The National Exposure Information System is a unique capability developed by Geoscience Australia to estimate the number, cost and characteristics of the people, buildings and infrastructure potentially impacted by a man-made or natural event.http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/hazards/risk-impact/nexis
NEXIS services a number of clients including the insurance sector. This benefit is focusing on the Crisis Coordination Centre.
Since 2012, GA has been providing spatial support and advice to the Crisis Coordination Centre (CCC) within Emergency Management Australia (EMA) as part of our collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Department.
A key information requirement identified by EMA was the need to quickly understand what is in an event area. To address this requirement GA designed the Exposure Report which greatly simplifies the interpretation of exposure information for timely emergency response and recovery decision-making.
The Exposure Report is generated by extracting the relevant attributes from NEXIS such as population and building estimates, agricultural commodities and building costs, and infrastructure counts in the potentially threatened area. This automated process quickly presents the required information in a clear and easily accessible report detailing estimates of what exists in the event area.
By improving the timeliness and accuracy of information used by the CCC, GA has enhanced the government’s ability to respond to disaster and activate appropriate financial assistance for recovery.
The Crisis Coordination Centre (EMA) is responsible for providing whole-of-government situational awareness to inform national decision-making during a crisis. The centre:
Baseline data - geographic datasets to support situational awareness and analysis for response and recovery.
Deliver reliable and timely nautical charts, publications and services for the maritime community and meet the maritime geospatial information requirements of the Department of Defence.
Spatial information is a core component of Australian nautical charts and publications. The provision of reliable charts and navigation services to mariners is a fundamental enabler of safe maritime trade and an important contribution to the protection of the marine environment. Maritime trade is an important contributor to the Australian economy.
A significant amount of users are seeking the national spatial alignment between the datasets contained within the Administrative Boundaries Theme. This miss-alignment results in inconsistent analysis of data when undertaken at differing scales, whilst also producing miss aligned or duplicated lines when using the boundaries for map visualisation purposes.
When the datasets within the Administration Boundaries theme are aligned, there is a significant amount of benefit realised to the end user of this data through the production of maps and the consistant analysis of associated data.