Aerial Photography

The Tasmanian Government has a substantial library of imagery and other remotely sensed data covering the state. Dating back to the mid 1940s for some parts of the state, the photography is a valuable resource for both government and private users. Recently acquired remotely sensed elevation data is also available to users.

Follow the links for more information:

  • Tasmanian Imagery Program
    This program has been established to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of remotely sensed data within Tasmania. The program also includes the development of a sustainable strategy for the ongoing acquisition and delivery of remotely sensed data for Tasmania and a centralised repository for the data.

  • Accessing and Obtaining Aerial Photography
    The recently developed Aerial Photo Viewer allows anyone to search the aerial photographs database to identify possible aerial photographs covering their area of interest. Includes access information, how to obtain images and costs.
  • Historic Photography
    In 1945 the Tasmanian Government commissioned a program of aerial photography for the entire state. The task of photographing Tasmania has continued through to the present day with this department holding a substantial library of the photography in both print and film form.
  • Aerial Camera Data
    Camera data is required for some tasks associated with geo-referencing aerial photographs and data capture.
  • Elevation Data
    Elevation data for mainly coastal areas of Tasmania has been captured in recent years by remote sensing methods. Some inland areas are also available.

Useful Links

Geoscience Australia

Aerial photograph of Table Cape


Aerial Imagery
Malcolm Crawford
Program Leader - Topography & Imagery
Land Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
HOBART TAS Phone: 03 6165 4131
Mobile: 0419 590 966