Foundation Spatial Data Framework

The Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) provides a common reference for the assembly and maintenance of Australian and New Zealand foundation level spatial data in order to serve the widest possible variety of users. It will deliver a national coverage of the best available, most current, authoritative source of foundation spatial data which is standardised and quality controlled. The FSDF is an ANZLIC sponsored initiative.

 

FSDF Administrative Boundaries Theme

 

FSDF Positioning Theme

 

FSDF Place Names Theme

 

FSDF Land Parcel and Property Theme

 

FSDF Imagery

 

FSDF Transport Theme

 

FSDF Water Theme

 

FSDF Elevation and Depth

 

FSDF Landcover

 

Click on any theme to learn more and find links to spatial data. Read more about the FSDF in the Booklet  - pdf (2.3 MB)

New Zealand actively participates in the initiatives arising from the ANZLIC Strategic Plan, including the FSDF. New Zealand is committed to the conceptual and logical model of the FSDF but has its own program for implementing the themes at the dataset level.

New Zealand fundamental geospatial datasets and theme v2.0 (pdf 4Mb)

Spatial data themes group data with similar characteristics in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information management processes. Some data may naturally fit within more than one theme, for example a road is both transport infrastructure and also used to delineate some administrative boundaries. This situation is resolved within the logic of the theme structure.

ANZLIC recognises that the framework of ten themes may expand over time to meet increased demand from the user community and as data suppliers improve their technical capacity to deliver a wider range of spatial products and services.