Marine geographic data

Find out about the maritime geographic data that the Department of Transport has collected about various locations in Western Australia.

  Data available

The Department of Transport holds registers of plans and surveys dealing with Western Australian maritime issues dating back to the late 1800's. Although most of this information is available from the Department, some early books are held by the Battye Library.

The following are examples of the type of information that is available from the Department.

Maritime plans

This is the Department's current Plan Register. It contains all plans dealing with maritime issues created by the Public Works Department until its closure in 1985, the Marine and Harbours Department till its amalgamation with the Department of Transport in 1993 and its subsequent restructure to form the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (Now the Department of Transport once more).

Maritime survey books

This is the Department's current Survey Book Register. It contains all survey books dealing with maritime issues created by the Public Works Department until its closure in 1985, the Marine and Harbours Department till its amalgamation with the Department of Transport in 1993 and its subsequent restructure to form the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (Now the Department of Transport once more).

Custodial datasets

There are 7 types of custodial data sets available. The table below provides a brief description as well as samples.

Information type Description Sample
Lidar data capture 2016

The following index shows the extent of lidar captured from Hillarys to Horrocks Beach, the Abrolhos and locations in the south west.

Please contact coastaldata@transport.wa.gov.au for areas of interest.

Lidar sample
Bathymetry lidar
Bathymetry Water depths collected by hydrographic surveying. Available as digital 'ASCII' files and/or hard copy plans. Bathymetry sample
Bathymetric contours Interpreted contours from hydrographic surveying. Available as digital files in 'dgn', 'dxf' or 'shp' formats and/or hard copy plans. Bathymetry contours sample
Coastline movements Water and vegetation lines usually interpreted from aerial photography. Available as digital files in 'dgn', 'dxf' or 'shp' formats and/or hard copy plans. Coastline movements sample
Marine use boundaries Mooring control areas, Swan River mooring areas and navigable water regulation areas. Marine use boundaries sample
Maritime geotechnical data Boreholes, probes, drill holes and pile driving records. Available in hard copy plans only. Martime geotechnical data sample
Maritime infrastructure Coastal protection (groynes, seawalls, breakwaters), jetties, boat launching ramps and navigation aids. Maritime infrastructure sample
Maritime reef and rock navigation hazards As covered by the Department's Nautical Chart series. Maritime reef and rock navigation hazards sample
MAC_Data_LIDAR_Bathymetry.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Lidar data capture 2016 South West inlets (Sample) Kb
MAC_Data_Horrocks_Bathymetry.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Lidar data capture 2016 Horrocks to Hillarys and Houtman Abrolhos (Sample) Kb
MAC_Data_Bathymetry.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Bathymetry (Sample) Kb
MAC_C_BathymetricContours.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Bathymetric contours (Sample) Kb
MAC_C_CoastlineMovement.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Coastline movements (Sample) Kb
MAC_PL_MaritimeInfrastructure.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Marine use boundaries (Sample) Kb
MAC_PL_MaritimeInfrastructure.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Maritime geotechnical data (Sample) Kb
MAC_C_MaritimeReef.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Maritime infrastructure (Sample) Kb
MAC_C_MarineUseBoundaries.pdf icon Marine geographic data: Maritime reef and rock navigation hazards (Sample) Kb

  Viewing and ordering prints/digital data

To view and/or order prints and digital data, please contact us.

Plan books and survey books can be viewed at our offices in Fremantle. As some books will require retrieval from storage, please contact us to arrange a viewing time.

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  Maritime geographic data fees

Maritime geographic data fees

Fee type Fee
Costs for prints:
Maritime geographic data, A4 size $11.00
Maritime geographic data, A3 size $11.00
Maritime geographic data, A2 size $11.00
Maritime geographic data, A1 size $13.00
Maritime geographic data, A0 size $18.00
A search fee for extraction also applies (in addition to the print fee)
Maritime geographic data search fee, minimum $85.00
Maritime geographic data search fee, per hour $85.00

 

Page last updated: Mon Aug 27 2018 8:46:29 AM