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Victorian State Forests - Digital map data

John Cleverdon
 

Hello all,
Something that may be of interest for those of you who use CAD or GIS (Geographic Information Software).

You can now download datasets with information on Victorian State Forest features such as historic relics (including a few timber tramway/mill remains), picnic/camping sites, toilets, car parks, huts and walking tracks. See: https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset?q=recreation+site (ignore the first item).

I've already download all 6 items and added them to GIS workspaces I have.

Further details are:
"Recreation Facility attributes were collected on site. The majority of the attributes are from drop down lists which minimises errors. Data has been collected with a Trimble Pro XR GPSwith an external antenna. The majority of points have sub metre accuracy, detailed in the attributes. The upper limit of accuracy is within 10m for 95% of the data. All data has been post processed using GPSnet base stations."

Those of you who are tech-savvy (but don't have GIS software) might want to try the open-source 'QGIS' software (see: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html) and use the above datasets along with other Vicmap datasets such as transport, hydrology, or elevation (do a search at: https://www.data.vic.gov.au/).
Alternatively, you could use CAD/similar software as the data is available in DWG and DXF formats.

Regards,
John
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John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/
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John Cleverdon
 

Hello all,
A follow-up about this for those who may be interested.
These State forest features can also be viewed on the Victorian 'Forest Explorer' online mapping website at: http://nremap-sc.nre.vic.gov.au/MapShare.v2/imf.jsp?site=forestexplorer

As an example, zoom in to an area of interest, say, around the Ada River Sawmills area.
In the 'Map layers' box (right-hand side), tick on 'Site and Track infrastructure' and then click on 'Refresh map'.

Click on the 'Legend' button (under the title) and the legend appears. As an example, a bold 'R' appears for 'Historic Relics'.
Back on the Map Layers option, click on the 'i' next to the 'Site and Track infrastructure' to make it bold. Then click on an 'R' to identify a historic relic.

Regards,
John
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John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-cleverdon/a/a81/2b

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