Mineral Resources Tasmania has an OGC web map service for connecting to images of Tasmanian geoscientific data. Web Map Services (WMS) use specified standards and allow web map information to be requested using URLs and returned as images that can be displayed in web browsers or desktop applications. The capabilities link below provides information on how to access individual data layers and can be copied and pasted into a desktop application. This service has been tested successfully with ArcGIS 9.2 Build 1324, MapInfo 9.0.2 and UDIG 1.1 RC14.

WMS Version 1.1.1

Available coordinate reference systems
EPSG:20255 - AGD_1966_AMG_Zone_55
EPSG:4326 - GCS_WGS_1984
EPSG:4283 - GCS_GDA_1994
EPSG:28355 - GDA_1994_MGA_Zone_55

Capabilities (XML)

Further information info@mrt.tas.gov.au


Layer groupings




nwtas   Raster images from northwest Tasmania
netas   Raster images from northeast Tasmania
kingis   Raster images from King Island
flindersIs   Raster images from Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group
All_Tas   Raster images covering larger areas
Geotechnical   Landslide susceptibility map images








Layers include radiometric images (total count or total dose, potassium, uranium, thorium and KThU composite), magnetic images (total magnetic intensity (TMI) and 1st vertical derivative of TMI), residual gravity images (Bouguer gravity corrected for the Moho and water depths) and images of geology (scale specified in the layer title).