ABARES maintains detailed spatial datasets related to Australia’s land and forests. These datasets are also available to use or view via spatial web services (also called web mapping services).
Users can interact with spatial web services using:
- Geographic information systems (GIS) software installed on your computer
- Online mapping applications (via a recently updated web browser)
About web services
ABARES spatial data, available as web services, are listed below. Web services allow public access to current ABARES spatial datasets without users needing to store the datasets locally. The services are available both as ESRI Web Map Services and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Services.
Using web services
To use the following Web Services directly you need software which can communicate with the web services, such as ArcGIS or QGIS Geographic Information System software or Google Earth. Follow these instructions to link to these services using ArcCatalog. See the online mapping application section below to use the services without GIS software.
By accessing ABARES Web Services you acknowledge acceptance of Web Services Terms and conditions. Data accessed through ABARES Web Services are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution By 4.0 Licence.
There are no service notifications at this time.
Web services list
GIS software is required to access web services using these links
Catchment scale land use of Australia – December 2020
|Forests of Australia (2018)||WMS||https://www.asris.csiro.au/arcgis/rest/services/abares/forests_of_austr…|
|Tenure of Australia’s forests (2018)||WMS||https://www.asris.csiro.au/arcgis/rest/services/abares/tenure_of_austra…|
|Fire in Australia's forests 2011–2016 (2018)||WMS||https://www.asris.csiro.au/arcgis/rest/services/abares/fire_in_australi…|
Online mapping applications
View ABARES spatial data using these online mapping applications.
|Catchment scale land use profiles||Web map||https://erin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f401f2b81b…|
|Catchment scale land use profiles||Dashboards||https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/aclump/land-use/catchment-scale-l…|
This image shows 2018 update of land use data overlaid by electoral boundaries.
The National Map is an online map-based tool which allows easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies.
Managed by the Digital Transformation Agency and developed through Data61, the NationalMap:
- 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.
The Forest and Land use web services have been added as national datasets to NationalMap
Land use web services have also been added to the following applications built on the same core platform as NationalMap:
The image shows drought declared areas overlayed onto 18-class land use
This map enables users to have access to spatial information on drought conditions and support measures to assist with analysis, decision making, planning and reporting.
This image shows pastoral leases overlaid onto agricultural industries land use map for south-west Queensland.
The Investor Map is a website for map-based access to spatial data from Australian government agencies to help encourage investment across the country.
This image shows Catchment Scale Land Use and Forests of Australia (2018) - summary classes for vegetation cover reporting
The RAPP Map tool provides time-series data on vegetation cover and environmental conditions, allowing national and regional tracking of the resources which sustain livestock production.