About the Investor Map

The Investor Map is a website for map-based access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. It is an initiative of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), developed by Data61 CSIRO in collaboration with Geoscience Australia.

Austrade is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency. It generates market information and insights, promotes Australian capability, and facilitates connections through its extensive global network.

The Investor Map is an extension of the Australian Government’s NationalMap initiative. It aims to provide easy access to spatial and other data on Australia to help encourage investment across the country.

The Investor Map is a fully open architecture. When you access data through it, you are typically accessing the data directly from the government department or agency who are the custodians of that data.

The Investor Map:

  • provides easy access to authoritative and other spatial data to government, business and the public
  • facilitates the opening of data by federal, state and local government bodies
  • provides an open framework of geospatial data services that supports commercial and community innovation

To see what data is available on the Investor Map, refer to the Data Catalogue in the Investor Map itself. Click the Add data button and expand a category to browse.

How to use the Investor Map

Just go to https://nationalmap.gov.au/investormap. Most operations are obvious, but you can click the Help and FAQs button near the top of this page for specific instructions.

For further information email [email placeholder]. Feel free to send us feedback and bug reports.

Contributing to the Investor Map

Data: If you are working on spatial datasets or producing them (such as CSVs which include geolocation information) and you think they would be beneficial, you can contact the Investor Map product owner within the (Austrade) and suggest the inclusion in the Data Catalogue. The same process applies if you spot relevant spatial data on other applications, maps or websites: [email placeholder]

TerriaJS software: The Investor Map is powered by TerriaJS, an open source software published on GitHub. You can become a contributor to the code or simply suggest new features, by submitting an issue directly in the open repository. Make sure you give a detailed description of the use case for the new functionalities.

The Investor Map Software

The Investor Map is Open Source software available as a Github project. The core platform, TerriaJS, was initially developed by Data61 for NationalMap, but has subsequently been used for other projects. It has been made available to assist with the development of other spatial data viewing applications.

The Investor Map core software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use the source code files except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Additional Open Source Software Used

In developing the Investor Map, Data61 has used open source software and contributed back to it. The Investor Map leverages these excellent open source libraries:

The complete list is available with the Investor Map source code

Data Attribution

The content presented in the Investor Map is sourced from a wide range of organisations.

Data in the Catalogue

The datasets in the Investor Map application catalogue are sourced from Commonwealth Governments Departments and Agencies, State, Territory and Local Governments and other organisations. Details about each data custodian and their contact details can be found in the catalogue, usually under "Data Custodian" or "Description".

Major Data Contributors/Data Service Providers include:

  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Tourism Research Australia
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Department of the Environment & Energy

Base Maps:

Terrain:

Geocoders:

  • G-NAF - Incorporates or developed using G-NAF ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Open Geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF) End User Licence Agreement.
  • Bing Maps - From Microsoft Corporation.
  • Gazetteer of Australia - For Oficial Place Names. More Information.

Terms & Conditions

The information displayed on the Investor Map is for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any commercial, financial, or legal advice. Any information in connection with the Investor Map may not be appropriate to your individual needs. You must exercise your own independent, skill, care and judgment with respect to how you use the information displayed on the Investor Map.

As a condition of using the Investor Map, you must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and third party rights (including, without limitation, laws regarding the import or export of data or software, privacy and local laws). You must not use the Investor Map to encourage or promote illegal activity or violation of third party rights. Some parts of the Investor Map (like the URL shortening function) rely upon third party APIs.

In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances.

The information displayed on the Investor Map was consolidated by Austrade, and Data61.

Austrade, Data61 and Geoscience Australia (“We”) make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of any content or the product in connection with the Investor Map. We disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence, for errors or omissions) for all expenses, loss, damage and costs which you might incur as a result of the information displayed on the Investor Map and your use of it.

The Investor Map must not be used for navigation or precise spatial analysis or for any activities where the use or failure of the Investor Map could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage (such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems).

Access to data:

Any information provided by data custodians displayed on the Investor Map is provided as is and on the understanding that the respective data custodian is not responsible for, nor guarantees the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of that information. If you intend to rely on any information displayed on the Investor Map, then you must apply in writing to the respective data custodian for further authorisation.

You acknowledge that your use of the Investor Map means that you have provided your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

You must consider the usage rights and restrictions of the basemap and each activated dataset when using the output of the Investor Map in broadcast, print, or other distribution. The terms of use of the default Bing Maps basemap may be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/maps/product/terms.html.