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Geospatial

​Know where you stand with native title

Mapping and spatial information play a key role in navigating native title.
 
Applications, indigenous land use agreements, and determinations of native title are described geographically and mapped similar to other interests in land and/or water.
 
Mapping enables people to gain an understanding of where these matters are in relation to other things, such as towns, roads, farms, mining tenements, and local government areas.
 
Together with other information, maps are also used to notify interested parties about native title matters, enabling them to become involved in the process.
 
The information available here may be useful to people who:
  • are interested in an overview of native title on a regional, state or national basis;
  • require access to spatial data for integration with computer-based mapping systems;
  • require advice on how to create a map and technical description for submission in a native title application or indigenous land use agreement.

How we can help you

Geospatial specialists provide spatial information to support the native title process.
 
Geospatial services include:  
  • assistance in the preparation of maps and descriptions;
  • products for mediation purposes, for example maps, visualisation tools, integrated spatial and non-spatial information;
  • overlap and spatial relationship information and advice;
  • compliance advice on maps and descriptions for registration testing and ILUA registration;
  • customised map products;
  • geospatial statistics; 
  • spatial searches of the Registers; 
  • training in spatial concepts, terminology and use of Native TitleVision (NTV), our online visualisation, mapping and query tool.
For geospatial assistance please contact the relevant Tribunal Office.
 

Geospatial services team

Geospatial specialist team members are located in our Brisbane, Perth, Cairns and Melbourne offices. The team maintains spatial records associated with claimant applications, ILUAs, determinations, registered native title body corporate and future act matters.