The Tasmanian Government has a substantial library of scanned aerial photos, digital imagery and other remotely sensed data covering the state. Dating back to the mid 1940s for many parts of the state, the photography is a valuable resource for both government and private users.
Recently acquired remotely sensed LiDAR elevation data is also available to users.
Follow the links for more information:
- Tasmanian Imagery Program
This program has been established to coordinate the acquisition and
distribution of remotely sensed data within Tasmania. The program also includes
the development of a sustainable strategy for the ongoing acquisition and
delivery of remotely sensed data for Tasmania and a centralised repository for
- Accessing and Obtaining Aerial Photography
The Aerial Photo Viewer allows
anyone to search the historical aerial photographs database to identify aerial
photographs covering their area of interest. The viewer includes a view quick preview of images, photo information and link to download high resolution images.
- Supplying Remotely Sensed Data (RSD) to Land Tasmania
Land Tasmania utilises a Multi-Use List system for procurement of remote sensing services. Businesses wishing to supply to the government through Land Tasmania will need to apply to be a member of the list of preferred suppliers.
- Historic Photography
In 1945 the Tasmanian Government commissioned a
program of aerial photography for the entire state. The task of photographing
Tasmania has continued through to the present day with this department holding
a substantial library of the photography in both print and film form that has been scanned at high resolution.
- Aerial Camera Data
Camera data is required for some tasks associated with geo-referencing
aerial photographs and data capture.
- Elevation Data
Elevation data for Tasmania has been captured in recent years by LiDAR remote sensing
methods. Agreements with other organisations have enabled consolidation of the elevation data capture projects and data is available through the ICSM ELVIS site.
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Aerial photograph of Table Cape