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LISTmap

The Tasmanian government agency LIST (Land Information System Tasmania) has an online digital mapping service called 'LISTmap'. The service is freely available through the LIST website and the version current in late 2014 is 1.2.0.0.

As basemaps or 'background layers', LISTmap offers scanned 1:25000 scale maps, topographic maps and Google Earth satellite imagery. It also offers Tasmanian aerial photography, which for many places in Tasmania has significantly higher resolution than satellite imagery.

To get a numerical location for a place in Tasmania from a map or an aerial or satellite image, zoom in on LISTmap to the place of interest, choose 'Other Tools' from the 'Tools' menu and select the 'Locate Me Tool':


LISTmap
 

LISTmap
 

Pick your spot, click on it and a dialog box appears with the location as both a lat/lon and a UTM grid reference, using the GDA datum:


LISTmap
 

LISTmap
 

LISTmap is also a good way to avoid the King Island problem, because the 'Locate Me Tool' gives UTM coordinates in the extended 55G grid zone (see the King Island problem page for more information).

Like Google Maps and Google Earth and a handheld GPS unit, LISTmap gives over-accurate lat/lon and UTM figures. See the error and uncertainty page for details.