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TASMAP is the Tasmanian Government's base mapping arm managed by the Department of Primary Industries and Water. TASMAP's broad range of topographic maps includes series maps, national park maps, tourist products, a comprehensive street atlas and many other mapping products. TASMAP also captures and sells aerial photographs and is making available a range of historic charts managed by the Surveyor General of Tasmania. TASMAP also produce one-off custom maps. If you need a map for a report, poster, or display contact us to discuss your requirements.
Popular with tourists and locals alike are maps covering the state's national parks. The Cradle Mountain map, for instance, highlights emergency shelters, topography and tracks in detail. Notes on the reverse side introduce visitors to the vegetation, land forms, animals, history of the area, bushwalking tips, weather and safety essentials. They also cover accommodation, access and bus service information.
Many maps are available through TASMAP's online shop; some maps may be downloaded free of charge for personal use, including an A4, full colour touring map of Tasmania, along with street maps of the larger towns around Tasmania.
Following World War 1, aerial photography was employed for mapping, with a photomap of Launceston being produced in 1922, the first of its kind in Australia. By 1950 the first complete aerial photographic survey of Tasmania was completed, with the then Premier Eric Reece announcing that "Tasmania is the only State which has undertaken its own aerial survey, and the results have been recognised by the Mapping Council of Australia as outstanding".
The Hydro-Electric Commission undertook surveys for dam construction while the Mines Department extended mapping to include the western parts of Tasmania. The Lands and Surveys Department commenced its on-going program of aerial photography in 1946, initially using interstate contractors but soon acquired its own cameras and utilised local aircraft, yielding significant benefits through management of its own aerial survey capture programs. Those benefits are still continuing today.
Contact: TASMAPStuart Fletcher
Manager (Spatial Operations)
134 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6233 7144
Fax: 03 6233 3717
Department switchboard: 1300 368 550 (local call cost within Australia)
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