Release notes

Keep up to date with new functions, tools and data in NR Maps.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve NR Maps. Email datarequests.denr@nt.gov.au

Several data layers are regularly updated on NR Maps and will not be noted on this page. These layers include:

  • Bores
  • Bushfire Burn Permits
  • Clearing Permits
  • Flora and Fauna records
  • Map products
  • Monitoring sites
  • Water Extraction Licences.

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2019 updates

4 March 2019

Spatial data layers

  • Water Resources folder > Water Management Areas - new NT Sinkholes layer (removed Katherine sinkholes 50k layer).
  • Water Resources folder > Water Management Areas > Darwin Rural Groundwater Systems – new search queries.
  • Surface Water Drainage > Catchments – New Sub-catchment layer.
  • Weed dataset now references a new Spatial Management Database.

Tools

  • All layer folders are now unticked. Open the folder and tick a layer – ascending folders will automatically turn on. Cadastre layers and Basemaps Coastline remain turned on.
  • Default start Tool is now 'Pan' instead of 'Zoom In'.
19 February 2019
  • Surface Water Drainage folder restructured - Drainage Lines are now vector and layers are searchable.
  • Water Resources folder - new subfolder Water Licensing: new layers Surface Water and Groundwater Water Extraction Licence (replacing Bores – Water Extraction Licence layer).
  • Land Management folder - Updated Unzoned and Pastoral Clearing Permits layers.
  • Land Resources folder - Updated Land Resource Survey Index layer; Updated Landunit 100k compilation layer.
  • New tool - Identify Visible Layers based on Selected Feature.
  • Edit tool - Changed selection tools rectangle selection instead of circle selection.
  • Fixed scaling issues in Cadastre and Landform layers.
24 January 2019
  • Added Strata and Water Sample Areas in Water Resources > Water Management Areas folder.
  • Added Land Resources of Auvergne Station to Land Resources > Landunits > Landunit 100k folder.
  • Updated Land Resource Survey Index > Land Resources folder.
  • Fixed KML data export error.
  • Improved map zoom-in to scales < 1:1000.
  • Applied System patch 2.5.27.3.

2018 updates

11 December 2018
  • Added Slope greater than 2 percent (red) layer in Land Management folder.
  • Added Water Resource Report Index in Water Resources folder.
  • Added map loading bar at bottom left corner to indicate NR Maps system is 'working on something'.
  • Fixed scaling issue in ‘Data Export’ function, max scale is now 1:600,000.
6 November 2018
  • NR Maps rebranding and associated web pages updated.
  • Added Acid Sulfate Soil Risk layers in Land Resources folder.
  • Added Emergency Response Area layer in Bushfires NT folder.
  • Added Burn Permits layer in Bushfires NT folder.
  • Added NT Bores Water Extraction Licence layer in Water folder.
  • Restructured Land Resources and Land Management folder.
7 September 2018
  • Added Stream Order layer.
  • Added Declared Areas (Soil Conservation Act) layer.
  • Smoothed Land Resource Survey Index Polygons to increase map loading performance.
  • Weed data update.
9 August 2018
  • Weed data update.
  • Water Allocation Plan layer update.
  • Added Pastoral Clearing Permits layer.
  • Enhanced Land Clearing Permits layers search functionality.
  • Improved Print Map layout.
29 June 2018
  • Added Survey Benchmark layers.
  • Added Graticule layer.
  • Google map available in Print Map function.
4 May 2018
  • Added Darwin Rural Area Groundwater Systems layer.
  • Vegetation Data update.
  • Land Data update.
18 April 2018
  • Updated Land Resources Survey Index layer data structure.
  • Added Land Assessment Project Layer.
  • Weed Data update.
14 February 2018
  • NR Maps application upgrade to version 2.5.
  • New Google Maps, Google Satellite, Open Street Maps as background map options.
  • New layer filter function on the table of contents, to quickly find a layer.
  • New right click on the map function which brings up a new context menu including; identify, coordinate window, zoom previous\next, clear selections.
  • New Spatial Select, under the Function Menu which allows you to select features from one layer based on the existing selection of another layer.
  • Larger buttons for expanding and contracting the table of contents and Data frame.
  • Search, Legend and Links tabs have been moved to a concertina structure instead.
  • Cadastre has been included without a fill. This means that you won't necessarily have to switch to the orange outlined cadastre when using imagery.

2017 updates

30 November 2017
  • Added Land Use Mapping 2016 layer.
25 August 2017
  • Split Land Resources Survey Index layer in Broad and Fine Scale layers to increase map loading performance.
20 July 2017
  • Launch new NR Maps Web Map Service (WMS).
14 July 2017
  • Added Water Beneficial Use layer.
9 June 2017
  • Updated Flora Atlas data structure.

Last updated: 15 March 2019