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Public ​​maps

SLIP public maps, such as Locate, can be accessed without any need to register. You can start using SLIP public maps here​. 

Subscription ​​maps​

SLIP s​ubscription maps require you to register. Registration is free and easy to do by following the instructions below. Once you have registered to acce​ss SLIP subscription maps, you can request access to the maps and datasets by following the prompts when you try to access them.


Registering to access Subscription Services in SLIP is as simple as registering for an account​, or signing in with your existing Google ​​account.


The linked page​​​ outlines the steps to register a new SLIP account.

If you need help accessing the subscription services contact a Landgate Account Manager.


What's changed in SLIP in 2016?

The following is a comparison between new SLIP services delivered in 2015 and 2016. 

There have been a few changes due to the change in technology at the back end of SLIP, from Google Maps Engine (GME), which was decommissioned by Google in January 2016, to a new Esri ArcGIS-based back end.​

SLIP map services

New SLIP map service links are the first link (URL) listed under each service published to as per this example for the Locate service.​​​

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SLIP map services can still simpl​y be open in a web browser by clicking on the link.​

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These replace SLIP map services previously delivered through Google Maps as per the example below. ​​​​

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SLIP map services now include:

  • location service (Find Me) for mobile devices
  • fold-away list of layers and legend to de-clutter the map
  • drill-through feature that enables you see all features at a point
  • transparency settings for layers in the maps.

If you previously used GME (Google) Maps, you will notice that the Address Search feature works a little differently than in the Google Maps. Because this is a global address search, you will generally need to enter more address information to find the local address:​

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Esri map services

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These web services are new to SLIP and enhance access to SLIP services via Esri software. Visit for more information on how to get started with these services.​

OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web services

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OGC  web services – Web Map services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Map Tiles Services (WMTS) have been enhanced in SLIP with high feature limits. Feature limits have been increased from up to 10,000 features to nearly 100,000 per request.​​​

WFS Proxy connections are no longer required as Esri doe​​s not use OAuth authentication as used by Google.​​​

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Spend less time discovering more with

Data published through SLIP can now be discovered more easily through

Part of a growing national network of open ​​data services with more data being shared every week.​​

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This replaces, and improves upon, the previous Search feature at​​:

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Data downloads via

Many datasets can now be downloaded from SLIP via

Formats are as provided by those publishing the data.

This new service has also replaced the previous Google-based service, which limited the formats of data available.​

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Using SLIP in 3D

Unfortunately Google Earth (KML) links are no longer available through SLIP.​​

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We recommend learning more about the new Esri ArcGIS Earth product, which is now available and will offer an alternative to Google Earth in the near future. ArcGIS Earth can read KML files and an increasing range of other services. For more information visit​​​​.​

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A PD​F version of the above information is available.​

More information

​To register for these services, and for a clearer picture of the opportunities SLIP presents for your business, please contact Landgate's Account Managers via: 


Phone: +61 (0)8 9273 7373


​Some helpful QG​IS​​​ and ArcG​IS​​ tips are outlined on the linked pages.

Using ArcGIS
A step​-by-step guide for ArcGIS is available on the linked page.

Using QGIS
A step-by​​-step guide for QGIS is available on the linked page.​