Map your own data tool

Software by InstantAtlas Community

This mapping facility enables users to map their own data through the InstantAtlas Community, and is provided with the support of GeoWise, developers of the InstantAtlas software used by PHIDU.

You can map data for three geographical structures in Australia:
  1. Postcode
  2. Statistical Local Area (SLA)
  3. Local Government Area (LGA)

Requirements for your data


The boundary files for mapping postcode data are those supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). They are called postal area boundaries and approximate postcode boundaries; a postal area is created by allocating whole Collection Districts to Australia Post postcodes.

Statistical Local Areas and Local Government Areas

To map data by SLA and LGA, your data must be on the 2006 ASGS boundaries. SLAs and LGAs are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to produce areas for the presentation and analysis of data. In Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville - Thuringowa, Darwin and Canberra, most SLAs are based on suburbs: as many of these have very small populations, they have in some cases been grouped to form areas of larger population. For a list, refer to the SLA/ SLA groups, 2006 (xls file); or to convert your data, refer to the SLA to SLA groups converter, 2006

Step-by-step guide

Refer to the Step-by-step guide to the Map your own data tool for instructions on using the software.

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