The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping’s (ICSM) role is to provide leadership, coordination and standards for surveying, mapping/charting and national datasets

What we produce

  • Modernising Australia’s Datum

    The latest news from the GDA Modernisation Implementation Working Group who are charged with providing an accurate spatial reference system for the nation.

  • Cadastre 2034

    Final Version, March 2015

Educational resources

Find out more

  • Geodesy

    Geodesy provides the positional framework for all surveying, mapping and geographic information applications in Australia.

  • Modernising Australia’s Datum

    The latest news from the GDA Modernisation Implementation Working Group who are charged with providing an accurate spatial reference system for the nation.

  • Place Names

    Coordinates and communicates the consistent use of place names to ensure they meet the requirements of the whole community, including government bodies and emergency services.

  • Mapping & Charts

    The Permanent Committee on Topographic Information (PCTI) was established in recognition of the long-term, on-going need for a coordinated approach to topographic data collection, management and delivery.

  • Addressing

    Providing leadership in assigning addresses, naming of roads, and defining localities. This includes setting related standards, developing addressing guidelines, and promoting systems for the efficient interchange and sharing of address data.

  • Cadastre

    Australia and New Zealand’s land and property boundaries.

  • Tides & Mean Sea Level

    Coordinates national databases of tidal records; as well as developing national standards and best practice guidelines for tides and mean sea level related matters.

  • ICSM - Biennial Report

    The Biennial Report covering the 2012–2014 period of Mr Paul Harcombe’s Chair of ICSM, is now available.

News

  • Australian Coastal Vertical Datum Transformation (AusCoastVDT) Software

    Grid file updated 25 September 2016
    The AusCoastVDT is an easy to use vertical datum transformation tool applicable to the Australian coast. The tool includes transformations between data referenced to the GRS80 ellipsoid (realised through GDA94) and other vertical datums of user interest .

  • ICSM – Newsletter

    The June 2016 ICSM newsletter is now available. You can subscribe to receive our newsletter via email by contacting icsm@ga.gov.au with your details.