[talk-au] South Australia Suburb Boundries

Watt, William (DPTI) William.Watt at sa.gov.au
Tue Sep 10 05:39:36 UTC 2013


It is important to note that the ABS data, if I understand correctly, is not a reflection of the geometry of the suburb or locality, but rather a merging of the mesh block geometry that approximates the suburb/locality.  It will be best to use the suburb data from this department to give the exact representation.  Call me if you want to discuss this further.

Bill Watt
Manager, Roads and Crown Support Section
Land Services Group
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1354, Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone (08) 8204 8522
Facsimile       (08) 8204 8544
Mobile 0401 122 521
E-mail:         william.watt at sa.gov.au<mailto:william.watt at sa.gov.au>
Internet:       http://www.landservices.sa.gov.au

From: Daniel O'Connor [mailto:daniel.oconnor at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 1 September 2013 9:52 PM
To: Tony
Cc: talk-au at openstreetmap.org; Watt, William (DPTI)
Subject: Re: [talk-au] South Australia Suburb Boundries

Re licensing, you are good to go - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Attribution/sa.data.gov.au_explicit_permission
The activity log (http://data.sa.gov.au/dataset/activity/suburb-boundaries) suggests it has been updated a few times, where the ABS data is likely fixed at a point in time.

Can't hurt to ask the publisher/maintainer - Bill Watt, who I've just CC'd here - about the differences between this and ABS data.

On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Tony <theoneintraining at gmail.com<mailto:theoneintraining at gmail.com>> wrote:
does anyone have any issue with using this suburb boundary shape file for SA http://data.sa.gov.au/dataset/suburb-boundaries

a couple of notes;

1. this is not the same data as the ABS (see the .mht in the zip)

2. the shape file is released under CC license

Once I learn how to upload a shape file I will do it

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