Download Spatial Information

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

In order to use the data downloaded you must have a mapping or GIS system (for example, MapInfo, Microstation, ArcGIS Desktop).

The Aboriginal Heritage Places and Aboriginal Heritage Surveys datasets can be downloaded in a number of different 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.

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 DPLH is included in the Survey download files. See Survey Attribute Definitions for further details.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that personnel using the datasets downloaded from DPLH are aware of and abide by the contents of the licensing agreement.

Clients are expected to refresh their datasets regularly.

Email heritageenquiries@dplh.wa.gov.au if you experience difficulties downloading the datasets.

Copyright in the information downloaded from the DPLH website is and shall remain the property of the Government of Western Australia.