NationalMap and Open Data
Australia has a National Map and it is better than a biscuit.
Rumour has it that the National Map started shortly after a bit of jealousy by a federal member towards the brilliant Queensland Globe.
Starting with being Open Source (Queensland Globe is based on a few proprietary tools) National Map has grown rapidly and now displays a large percentage of the 7400 discoverable datasets on data.gov.au
The National Map can be found here: www.nationalmap.gov.au
Not just a pretty face either. You can connect another GIS web-service to it or display file-based GIS data. The opposite is true as well. Each dataset in the National Map lists the data source it is connected to and this link can be used in your own GIS app – be it a web site, mobile app or full blown desktop GIS such as ArcGIS Desktop.
Please explore the National Map or contact us to assist with linking the data to your project or explaining some of the technologies involved.