About TAD3

TAD3 provides tools for advancing data-driven decisions. It informs the community and it is community informed.

TAD3 is a fully open architecture. When you access data through it, you are sometimes accessing the data directly from the custodian of that data.


  • provides easy access to authoritative and other spatial data to government, business and the public
  • facilitates the opening of data by state and local government bodies
  • provides an open framework of geospatial data services that supports commercial and community innovation

How to use TAD3

Just go to https://tad3.org. Most operations are obvious, but you can click the Help and FAQs button near the top of this page for specific instructions.

For further information email admin@tad3.org. Feel free to send us feedback and bug reports.

Contributing Data to TAD3

Spatial data sets which are placed on TAD3 using supported data formats and protocols will automatically be included in the TAD3. See the How To... page for more information.

Agencies that wish to find out more information about contributing data sets to TAD3 should email admin@tad3.org with their questions.

TAD3 Software

The TAD3 is Open Source software available as a The core platform, TerriaJS, was initially developed by Data61, but has subsequently been used for other projects. It has been made available to assist with the development of other spatial data viewing applications.

TAD3 uses TerriaJS core software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use the source code files except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Additional Open Source Software Used

TAD3 leverages these excellent open source libraries:

Terms & Conditions

The information displayed on the TAD3 is for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any commercial, financial, or legal advice. Any information in connection with the TAD3 may not be appropriate to your individual needs. You must exercise your own independent, skill, care and judgment with respect to how you use the information displayed on the TAD3.

As a condition of using TAD3, you must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and third party rights (including, without limitation, laws regarding the import or export of data or software, privacy and local laws). You must not use TAD3 to encourage or promote illegal activity or violation of third party rights. Some parts of TAD3 (like the URL shortening function) rely upon third party APIs.

In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances.

The information displayed on the TAD3 was consolidated by TAD3 staff.

TAD3 (“We”) make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of any content or the product in connection with TAD3. We disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence, for errors or omissions) for all expenses, loss, damage and costs which you might incur as a result of the information displayed on the TAD3 and your use of it.

TAD3 must not be used for navigation or precise spatial analysis or for any activities where the use or failure of TAD3 could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage (such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems).

Access to data

Any information provided by data custodians displayed on the TAD3 is provided as is and on the understanding that the respective data custodian is not responsible for, nor guarantees the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of that information.

You acknowledge that your use of the TAD3 means that you have provided your acceptance of these terms and conditions.