Marine geographic data
Find out about the maritime geographic data that the Department of Transport has collected about various locations in Western Australia.
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.
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).
There are 7 types of custodial data sets available. The table below provides a brief description as well as samples.
|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 CDC@transport.wa.gov.au for areas of interest.
|Bathymetry||Water depths collected by hydrographic surveying. Available as digital 'ASCII' files and/or hard copy plans.|
|Bathymetric contours||Interpreted contours from hydrographic surveying. Available as digital files in 'dgn', 'dxf' or 'shp' formats and/or hard copy plans.|
|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.|
|Marine use boundaries||Mooring control areas, Swan River mooring areas and navigable water regulation areas.|
|Maritime geotechnical data||Boreholes, probes, drill holes and pile driving records. Available in hard copy plans only.|
|Maritime infrastructure||Coastal protection (groynes, seawalls, breakwaters), jetties, boat launching ramps and navigation aids.|
|Maritime reef and rock navigation hazards||As covered by the Department's Nautical Chart series.|
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
|A fee may apply for substantial research and digital data preparation|
|Maritime data search and preparation fee, per hour||$90.00* [*]|