Here you shall find a collection of resources, tips, and examples to help you to get started using data from data.wa.gov.au.
What data is available?
Over 800 datasets from more than 40 WA government agencies are available at data.wa.gov.au for use, including:
- property boundaries and sales records
- a high resolution aerial photo mosaic of Western Australia
- a collection of historical aerial photos dating back to 1948, and historic maps back to 1838
- administrative boundaries
- locations of schools, universities, hospitals, and emergency services
- transport infrastructure
- mining tenements and minerals deposits
- a cut of information from the 2011 Census
- information on the sewer system, water pipes, and water meters
- environmental datasets and boundaries
- mining and resources data
- Native Title determinations and Indigenous Land Use Agreements
- Aboriginal communities and heritage places
- geological and geophysical data
- power and water utilities data.
In some cases agencies have placed data behind a 'soft paywall' that requires users to create a (free) account to download or access the data. If you encounter one of these datasets check out our articles Why am I being asked to login to access data? and How do I create an account with SLIP to access geospatial data?.
APIs APIs APIs
Many of our datasets come with a range of APIs that you can use to access the data without the need to host and run your own infrastructure. Read on to our Available APIs & data formats article for more information.
Head on over to our code samples for all your code sample needs. We’ve got a variety of short examples of how you can quickly get connected into the APIs available through data.wa.gov.au.
If you need to do more advanced querying and filtering or downloading of data might also be interested in our article An Introduction to Downloading Geospatial Data.
An introduction to geospatial data and services
Working with geospatial datasets and APIs can quickly get overwhelming if you're new to the field. We've put our best tips together An introduction to geospatial data and services and Tools for analysing and interpreting geospatial data APIs.