About the Digital Earth Australia Map

Digital Earth Australia (DEA) Maps is a website for map-based access to DEA’s products. It’s developed by Data61 CSIRO for Geoscience Australia.

DEA uses satellite data to detect physical changes across Australia in unprecedented detail. It identifies soil and coastal erosion, crop growth, water quality and changes to cities and regions. Learn more about DEA at https://www.ga.gov.au/dea.

DEA Maps aims to provide easy access to DEA’s products to help users to make more informed decisions.

To see what is available on DEA Maps, click the Add information button and expand a category to browse.

How to use the DEA Map

Just go to https://maps.dea.ga.gov.au/. Most operations are obvious, but you can click the Help and FAQs button near the top of this page for specific instructions.

Contributing Data to DEA Map

If you’re working on spatial datasets or producing them (such as CSVs with geolocation information) and you think they would be beneficial, you can contact dea@ga.gov.au to suggest inclusion in the Data Catalogue.

The DEA Maps software

DEA Maps is open source software available as a Github project. The core platform, TerriaJS, was initially developed by Data61 for the NationalMap. You may not use the source code files except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Additional Open Source Software Used

In developing the DEA Map, Data61 has used open source software and contributed back to it. DEA Map leverages these excellent open source libraries:

The complete list is available with the DEA Map source code

Contributing to the open source community

You are encouraged to contribute to the code or simply suggest new features by submitting an issue directly in the open repository. Make sure you give a detailed description of the use case for the new functionalities.

Data attribution

The content presented in DEA Maps is sourced from a wide range of organisations. Details about each data custodian and their contact details can be found in the data catalogue, usually under "Data Custodian" or "Description".

Base maps



  • GNAF - Incorporates or developed using G-NAF ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Open Geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF) End User Licence Agreement.
  • Bing Maps - From Microsoft Corporation.
  • Gazatteer of Australia - For Official Place Names. More information

Terms and conditions

The information displayed on DEA Maps is for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any commercial, financial, or legal advice. Any information in connection with DEA Maps may not be appropriate to your individual needs. You must exercise your own independent, skill, care and judgment with respect to how you use the information displayed on DEA Maps.

As a condition of using DEA Maps, you must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and third party rights (including, without limitation, laws regarding the import or export of data or software, privacy and local laws). You must not use DEA Maps to encourage or promote illegal activity or violation of third party rights. Some parts of DEA Maps (like the URL shortening function) rely upon third party APIs.

In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances.

The information displayed on DEA Maps was consolidated by Geoscience Australia and Data61.

Data61 and Geoscience Australia (“We”) make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of any content or the product in connection with DEA Maps. We disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence, for errors or omissions) for all expenses, loss, damage and costs which you might incur as a result of the information displayed on DEA Maps and your use of it.

DEA Maps must not be used for navigation or precise spatial analysis or for any activities where the use or failure of DEA Maps could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage (such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems).


Any information provided by data custodians displayed on DEA Maps is provided as is and on the understanding that the respective data custodian is not responsible for, nor guarantees the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of that information. If you intend to rely on any information displayed on DEA Maps, then you must apply in writing to the respective data custodian for further authorisation.

You acknowledge that your use of DEA Maps means that you have provided your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

You must consider the usage rights and restrictions of the basemap and each activated dataset when using the output of DEA Maps in broadcast, print, or other distribution. The terms of use of the default Bing Maps basemap may be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/maps/product/terms.html.