Spatial information downloads

The Aboriginal heritage places and Aboriginal heritage surveys datasets can be downloaded in different formats.

If you wish to download spatial information, you will need to apply for a Licensing Agreement for the Transfer and Use of Digital Information.

Please note that the data download service will temporarily be unavailable outside of business hours. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Download Aboriginal Heritage Places

Download Aboriginal Heritage Surveys

Heritage Place information from the Register of Places and Objects is included in the ArcGIS File Geodatabase, shapefiles and MapInfo files.

See Place attribute definitions for further details.

Heritage Survey Area information from Survey Reports submitted to the department is included in the Survey download files.

See Survey Attribute Definitions for further details.

Using the data

You must have a mapping or GIS system (for example, MapInfo, Microstation, ArcGIS Desktop) to use the data. The Aboriginal heritage places and Aboriginal heritage surveys datasets can be downloaded in the following formats:

  • ArcGIS File Geodatabase feature class: A file Geodatabase is stored within the compressed zip file (and must be extracted from the zip file to be made accessible), the place feature class is stored within the Geodatabase.
  • Shapefiles: After downloading, extract all files within the zip file to ensure that the shapefile is complete.
  • MapInfo MID and MIF files (only available for Heritage Places): After downloading, extract both place.mid and place.mif from zip file.
  • Place attribute information (only available for Heritage Places): After downloading, extract text file from zip file. ASCII text & comma-delimited file, attribute names are specified on the first line.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that personnel using the datasets are aware of and abide by the contents of the licensing agreement.Clients are expected to refresh their datasets regularly.

Contact the department if you have difficulties downloading the datasets. Copyright of the information is and shall remain the property of the Government of Western Australia.

Page last reviewed 25 June 2020
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