Get roads, rail and airports data for the entire Australian transport network – nationally connected and grounded in authoritative sources.
Geoscape Roads, Rail and Airports offer a detailed spatial picture of Australia’s transport network.
Geoscape Transport offers a single source of detailed, authoritative datasets with national consistency. It provides a reliable base map for transport analysis, infrastructure planning, urban planning and more. Combining Roads, Rail and Airports can enhance analysis of intermodal transportation for freight route optimisation.
Geoscape Roads is a digital representation of Australia’s road infrastructure and includes public, private and rural roads.
It aggregates road networks across the county into a single network, with connectivity at state and territory borders. Improved description of road infrastructure delivers consistency in road geometry and attributes across states and territories. Roads are defined and classified at national level, while being grounded in government held road records.
Road centrelines from state and territory governments form the basis of the roads network. Connectivity at borders is reviewed against high quality imagery and other reference data, and corrected to produce a national road network.
Geoscape Rail is a digital representation of railway lines and stations, including light rail. Rail can be used in combinations with other Geoscape datasets, such as Cadastre, for insights into the built environment and site analysis, development planning, sound modelling, maintenance assessment and infrastructure modelling.
Geoscape Airports is a digital representation of landing strips in Australia. It’s an optimised aggregated national view of landing strip spatial information often combined with other data, such as roads, for a full analysis of transport networks. Airports provide a point of interest in mapping and analysis. For example, you can determine the distance between properties and airports in analysis of property values.
How can I get Roads, Rail and Airports data?
- Whole-of-Australia data, when you just need it all.
- ESRI Shapefile
- MapInfo TAB
- File Geodatabase (Roads only)
- GeoJSON (Roads only)
- When you need something a bit
What data is available?
|Roads data attributes describe each road’s characteristics.||Rail lines and stations representing the freight, passenger and light rail networks.||Airports, landing strips, taxi ways.|
|Road hierarchy, for example, national or state highway, arterial road or local road. |
National and state route numbers.
Road type, for example, road, roundabout, tunnel or bridge.
Number of lanes.
One-way or two-way traffic direction.
Public or private road access.
Road surface – sealed or unsealed.
Minimum vehicle type required, for example 2WD.
Coordinates of latitude and longitude.
|Railway Lines a national spatial linear representation of rail.|
Rail Names providing the names of the railway lines.
Rail stations representing the location and name for Rail Stations across the rail network.
Hierarchy identifying whether a rail line is publicly or privately owned.
|Airports providing the location of each airport across Australia.|
Airport Name identifying the name of the airport.
Airport landing strips and taxiways represented by spatial pictures.
Want to try it out ? Check out our sample data visualisation and download our Chatswood sample area.
How can you use Roads, Rail and Airports data?
Enhance your transport analytics and cross border route planning. As a digital representation of a connected road network, Geoscape Roads is a base for analysis and decision making.
Use the national, authoritative roads data in Geoscape Roads to model traffic flow and congestion. Analyse and predict the impact of new infrastructure developments or major events.
Authoritative national information about highways, main roads, coastlines, major drainage, railway line, and key locality points is critical to emergency response planning, management and delivery.
Undertake service delivery analysis, including remoteness indexing and service centre location placement, using transport network data and topography information.
Fuel Tax Calculator
Companies operating vehicles in Australia can claim Fuel Tax Credit if they prove ‘off road’ operations. Use roads data to distinguish between private and public roads and calculate your Road Use Change refund.
Represent Australia’s roads on a map or other method of visual display. Use the road geometry, name labels, route numbers and consistent classifications in Geoscape Roads for your visualisation.
The Geoscape Roads, Rail and Airports datasets were created following customer feedback on our now retired Transport and Topography dataset. To find out more about the enhancements contact out team.
Download the Product Description detailing the full dataset specifications below.