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The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) creates and maintains a wide variety of spatial data which it uses to make informed decisions about energy, the environment and climate action.
Spatial data is data that represents a feature or features on, beneath or above the earth's surface.
These features are generally represented as
- points, lines or polygons, often referred to as vector data
- images in the form of aerial photographs or satellite imagery, often referred to as raster data
- a table or spreadsheet that contains information that can be identified as a location, like an address or postcode, often referred to as an aspatial table.
DEECA catalogues its spatial data using metadata (often referred to as data about data) so finding what you are looking for is quick and easy.
DEECA stores its spatial data in the GDA2020 coordinate system (geographics projection, GDA2020 datum) and supports backward compatibility with GDA94 via DataShare.
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Be sure to create an account via the Login menu option in DataShare so that you can track your orders and access your order history. This will save you from sending support requests to the GIS Help Desk.
Victorian Government Data Access Policy
DataShare supports the Victorian Government Data Access Policy. The purpose of the DataVic Access Policy is:
- to enable public access to government data to support research and education, promote innovation, support improvements in productivity and stimulate growth in the Victorian economy
- to enhance sharing of, and access to, information-rich resources to support evidence-based decision making in the public sector
Not all government data will be suitable for release. Access to data may need to be restricted for reasons of privacy, public safety, security and law enforcement, public health, pre-existing contractual arrangements and compliance with the law.
Read more about the Victorian Government's Data Access Policy.
Page last updated: 29/11/23