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ANZLIC—the Spatial Information Council is the peak intergovernmental organisation providing leadership in the collection, management and use of spatial information in Australia and New Zealand.

Foundation Spatial Data Framework

The Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) provides a common reference for the assembly and maintenance of Australian and New Zealand foundation level spatial data in order to serve the widest possible variety of users. It will deliver a national coverage of the best available, most current, authoritative source of foundation spatial data which is standardised and quality controlled. The FSDF is an ANZLIC sponsored initiative.

Modernisation of the FSDF is a key initiative under the ANZLIC Strategic Plan 2020-24. This includes alignment with the
UN-GGIM's 14 fundamental geospatial themes. In May 2020, ANZLIC endorsed the inclusion of four additional themes to the FSDF, namely:
Buildings and Settlements; Population Distributions; Geology and Soils; and Physical Infrastructure.

Jurisdictions will collaborate, including through ICSM to implement ANZLIC’s updated roadmap (May 2022) to include these four additional data themes in the FSDF and increase the accuracy and reliability of the FSDF, adopting 3D and 4D formats where possible.

Buildings and Settlements
Geology and Soils
Physical Infrastructure
Population Distribution
  • Latest News

    Updated Roadmap for the ANZLIC Strategic Plan 2020-24

    24 May 2022

    ANZLIC has published its updated roadmap to continue to implement its Strategic Plan 2020-24. The updated roadmap includes activities for implementing on the following priority initiatives: modernising the Foundation Spatial Data Framework, Digital Twins and Space and Spatial. It also includes implementing on priority enablers including skills and capabilities, effective collaboration and engagement, and supporting improved diversity and inclusion.

    Mapping the state of diversity and inclusion in the space, spatial and surveying sector

    25 Oct 2021

    Peak industry leaders have joined forces to establish a baseline for the state of diversity and inclusion across the space, spatial and surveying profession. Over 1,000 people participated in the inaugural study over a six-week period from 16 August to 20 September 2021, and the early results are in.