Datasets are currently available as live API or web service feeds from data.wa.gov.au in three flavours - WMS, WFS, and the ESRI REST API.
See our Available APIs and data formats guide for a description of these APIs.
There's a wide range of different tools available to help you query, visualise, and use these services:
NationalMap: NationalMap is not only a handy catalogue of government datasets, you can also link to third-party APIs (including WMS, WFS, ESRI, and more), as well as uploadng and visualise your own datasets on it (supports common formats like GeoJSON, KML, GPX, and more).
Web & mobile mapping libraries
- ArcGIS for Developers: Bring the power of location to your apps with ArcGIS – a mapping platform accessible to developers. Create and manage geospatial apps regardless of your developer experience. Build web, mobile, and desktops apps that incorporate mapping, visualization, analysis, and more. ESRI also has an awesome GitHub portal for developers.
- OpenLayers: A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your web mapping needs. OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles, vector data and markers loaded from any source. OpenLayers has been developed to further the use of geographic information of all kinds.
- MapBox for Developers: Mapbox is the mapping platform for developers. Build maps and applications on our simple and powerful APIs, and use our open source libraries for interactivity and control.
Platform as a Service Maps
- Carto (formerly CartoDB): A simple, easy-to-use platform for everyone (not just geospatial nerds). Upload your data, hook into common datasets (e.g. country borders, administrative boundaries), and create beautiful web and mobile maps right from your browser.
- ArcGIS Online: Make and share beautiful maps, and do everything in between. Maps, apps, analytics, administration, collaboration through an easy-to-use mapping solution.
- QGIS: The open source Geographic Information System. Create, edit, visualise, analyse, and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, and BSD.
- ArcGIS Pro: ArcGIS Pro reinvents desktop GIS. Design and edit in 2D and 3D, work with multiple displays and layouts, and publish finished web maps directly to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS, connecting you to users throughout the world.