Get ready to move to GDA2020 – Complete the transition survey

The GDA2020 Transition Survey has been launched to better understand where organisations stand in upgrading to the new national datum, and what challenges they might be experiencing.

Monday, 29 November 2021 at 5:48 am
VicMap products available in GDA2020

The transition to GDA2020 is in full swing across Australia and the time to move to the new datum is now. If you work with spatial data, the Vicmap team at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) want to hear from you.

As more Vicmap products become available in GDA2020, we would like to understand the progress of Victorian industry and organisations moving to the new national datum in the GDA2020 Transition Survey.

GDA2020 is the modern datum that will meet the requirements of the digital age. GDA2020 supports a broad range of high accuracy positioning requirements including GNSS positioning, positioning via smartphones and digital cadastres.

We want to better understand the challenges associated with transitioning to GDA2020 and help to understand your organisation’s support requirements.

Currently, the following Vicmap and surveying products and services are available in GDA2020:

  • all downloadable data in DataShare
  • all downloadable data in Spatial Datamart
  • Vicmap Imagery (Capture)
  • Vicmap Topographic Maps (Vicmap Topo Online and Vicmap Viewer)
  • Vicmap Position GPSnet
  • Survey Marks Enquiry Service
  • ePlan (via SPEAR)
  • Vicmap IUF
  • Vicmap-as-a-Service (VaaS)
  • Vicmap Viewer.

Remaining Vicmap and surveying products and services will be rolled out in GDA2020 over the coming months:

  • Vicmap Basemaps
  • Vicmap Topographic Maps
  • Image Web Server
  • Vicmap Open Data Services (WMS/WFS).

We encourage all users of Vicmap and Land Use Victoria’s spatial and surveying products and services to participate in the GDA2020 Transition Survey. This short survey will take around 5-7 minutes to complete and closes Friday 10 December 2021.

GDA2020 Transition Survey

You can subscribe to Vicmap Change Notices to receive updates on products and services moving to GDA2020.

Email the Vicmap team for more information questions about the transition survey or GDA2020 transition.

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