Posted in July 2013

VicMap data now freely available!

This is pretty huge – it seems the majority of the VicMap dataset is now freely available on! I haven’t found an official release announcement but it includes the entire address, roads, property, public transport and administrative boundary data, plus much more. In fact, the only missing data I’ve found so far is the features of interest dataset. I’m not sure why that one didn’t make the cut.

One of the best things about this is that the data has been released under a very permissive CC-BY 3.0 license. With any luck, we’ll be able to merge this data with Victoria’s OpenStreetMap data. (There’s just a small licensing issue which needs clarifying).

(A bit of advice if you are trying to export large amounts of this data – the quickest format to export in is using “ESRI ArcSDE Shape Export” with “Geographicals on GDA-94” projection. Other formats can take a long time to process before they’re available for download.)

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