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I'm working on a 4x4 route map in Western Australia and need a bit more detail than Natural Earth Data provides. All I really need is a major hydrology layer and a major roads layer. I've looked around quite a bit and haven't had any luck finding a general clearing house for Aus data. I can probably get what I need for roads by digitizing but I'd rather not have to do that for rivers and lakes.

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I'm working on a 4x4 route map in Western Australia and need a bit more detail than Natural Earth Data provides. All I really need is a major hydrology layer and a major roads layer. I've looked around quite a bit and haven't had any luck finding a general clearing house for Aus data. I can probably get what I need for roads by digitizing but I'd rather not have to do that for rivers and lakes.

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Try Map Connect from Geosciences Australia they use a 1:250k data set and you can extract areas for free (Not state wide, but reasonable areas). You can also purchase the dataset on DVDs.

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You might also look at Open Street Map for some free data:

http://downloads.clo...ads_breadcrumbs

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As dsl suggested cloudemade is a good approach..


You might also look at Open Street Map for some free data:

http://downloads.clo...ads_breadcrumbs

Cheers,
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Thanks guys. The cloudmade data seems to be too much for my system or is corrupt. I can get the roads to display in MAPub (after a long wait) but it crashes shortly after.

I'm downloading GlobalMap data from mapconnect, hopefully that will have what I need. I found that site on my own earlier but somehow missed the link to the data viewer.

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I'm not sure what scale you're working at, but Geoscience Australia www.ga.gov.au has free data for download at scales of 1:250,000 1:1,000,000 1:2,500,000 1:5,000,000 and 1:10,000,000. The quality varies somewhat, especially the 1:1m data, however the 1:250k is pretty good in remote areas - much better than OSM data - and has been field checked.

I've done many maps in Australia's outback for 4WD enthusiasts, so can recommend using the 250k roads in particular. I do also use GoogleEarth to verify some of the track alignments, as they are prone to change over time, as floods in particular can alter the routes significantly.

The 25ok data is available as downloadable tiles by map sheet.

If you have any other questions I'm only too happy to help.
Craig Molyneux
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