TerriaJS is built on collaboration. New features are developed in partnership with data custodians and publishers. Each product owner funds specific features, but the benefit is returned to all: developers, publishers, end users. Here are some examples of our work.

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National Map

TerriaJS was born late 2014 thanks to NationalMap. It started as a web based platform prototype to test how to easily visualise the spatial data on Its core approach is data federation and slick user interface, all in a web browser. No plugins, no downloads. The platform grew from a handful of datasets from the then Department of Communications, to over 10,000 datasets today from over 50 organisations, ranging from Australian Commonwealth agencies, State and Local governments, cities and universities. The Australian NationalMap platform contributed greatly in opening data by government agencies and in discovering and consuming open data by general public, industry, academia and the government itself. NationalMap is managed and maintained by: Digital Transformation Agency - product ownership, Geoscience Australia - product hosting, Data61 Terria - product software development.

Owner: Digital Transformation Agency

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Australian Renewable Energy mapping infrastructure (AREMI)

AREMI is a website for map-based access to Australian spatial data relevant to the Renewable Energy industry - with a focus on developers, financiers, and policy makers. It uses the same federation model as NationalMap and gives access to over 650 datasets ranging from transmission lines and substations, social economic, environmental, renewable resources data to satellite imagery. It has been funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed by Data61 Terria team in partnership with the Clean Energy Council and Geoscience Australia. AREMI is providing key information to the early stages of project development, allowing for an optimal energy supply solution to be identified. AREMI also serves as an extremely valuable tool for educating the general public about complex features of the Australian national energy system, in a visual and easily manipulable format.

Owner: Australian Renewable Energy Agency


Investor Map

The Investor Map is a platform for accessing over 900 datasets to assist investors with assessment of opportunities in Australia, especially in mining, tourism and agriculture. The project is a collaboration between Austrade, Geoscience Australia and Data61 Terria.

Owner: Austrade



Currently there is no comprehensive global effort for monitoring the status and productivity of pastures and rangelands. Therefore GEO, the Group on Earth Observations and its Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative, are bringing together space agencies, existing associated institutional frameworks, in-situ networks, rangeland ecologists, and the pasture productivity modelling community, to establish a dedicated global system for observing the condition of the pastures and rangeland status, and ultimately also to estimate biomass dynamics and productivity. Named GEOGLAM Rangeland and Pasture Productivity (RAPP), this GEO initiative provides the global community the means to regularly monitor the condition of the world’s rangelands and pasture lands on a routine basis, and assess their capacity to sustainably produce animal protein in real-time, at global, regional and national levels. The GEOGLAM Raap map is supported by CSIRO and through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. The application has been developed and currently hosted by CSIRO Data61 - Terria with assistance from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and AusCover facility.



National Environmental information infrastructure (NEII)

The NEII Viewer is an information platform designed to improve the access, discovery and re-use of nationally significant environment data. The project is a collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO Data61 - Terria.

Owner: Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)


State of environment 2016

The Australia State of Environment (SoE) 2016 report has been prepared by independent experts using a range of best available information to support assessments of environmental condition, pressures, management effectiveness, resilience, risks and outlooks. SoE 2016 was the first digital edition complete with interactive maps, powered by TerriaJS.

Owner: Department of the Environment and Energy


terria cube

The platform was initially the result of a 12 month collaboration between CSIRO Data61 - Terria, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Geoscience Australia and the Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE). The project aimed to enable access to Digital Earth Australia satellite imagery data managed by the NCI and built new functionalities in TerriaJS to allow users to easily interact with the data.

The platform is now a TerriaJS instance to test new satellite imagery services from various providers and possible visualisations, before publishing them on flagship platforms, such as NationalMap.

Owner: CSIRO Data61 - Terria


Drought map

The platform was built for the Australian Joint Agency Drought Taskforce to assist with planning and management of the latest drought effects in Australia.

Owner: Joint Agency Drought Taskforce

URL: To be released

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Global risk map

The platform was built to utilise the UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Global Risk data as a base to build a more robust visualisation platform to deepen the understanding of disaster related activities and investments occurring globally.

Owner: Insurance Australia Group


NSW foundation spatial data framework visualisation

The platform is under development for the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) , Spatial Services. The project aims to respond to the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy by developing a web platform which allows visualisation and interrogation of 3D and 4D data models.

Owner: NSW DFSI, Spatial Services

URL: To be released