This new solution provides additional functionality to the existing Data Downloads solution to enable extraction of an Area of Interest (eg Local Government Authority) to be extracted on demand or via script.
This article will focus on creating the custom extract.
The custom extraction of data snapshots are available in the following supported formats:
- File Geodatabase
- Shapefile (for snapshots up to 2GB)
- Public Secure
Accessing Data Snapshots
Data snapshots for geospatial data are discoverable via Data WA alongside the other resources associated with each dataset.
Selecting Download will open the SLIP login page. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see the list of available options for the format selected.
Creating the custom extract
Once you have chosen an option, select the Add Custom Extract button to customise your extract in a new window.
- Description: its optional
- Package View: choose from the drop down list
- Area of Interest: LGA is the only option at the time of writing
- Extent: choose from the drop down list
- Datum: GDA94 or GDA2020
- Format: choose from the drop down list
Once you have selected your options press the Save button which will process your request.
Select the Custom Extracts tab, you will see your custom extract is Pending.
Time to complete the extract depends on the size of the data snapshot.
Once it's completed, you will receive an email with the link to download. Alternatively, you can open this url - https://data-downloads.slip.wa.gov.au/ExtractDownload/CustomExtracts to start the download process or use Show Link if you intend to set up a script.