Frequently asked questions relating to Capture WA.
Who can participate in Capture WA?
The program is open to any WA Public Sector Agency that need to acquisition the capture of location information.
What data can be requested through this program?
Any type of location data can be requested though Capture WA. Although this commonly comprises of imagery, the program categories are geodetic surveying, vector, elevation and depth, imagery and innovative products and services, including online data service delivery.
How do I make a submission?
Any type of submissions to Capture WA are made and managed online via the online Capture WA register. For information about the online register visit getting started, or watch how to raise a capture request.
What is the online Capture WA register?
The online Capture WA register is an online portal supporting the function of Capture WA by providing tools for coordinating the submissions, tracking and management of requests to the program.
Who is responsible for capturing and delivery of the data?
Your request will be discussed with the appropriate data custodian, and a decision regarding its inclusion in the program will be made.
How much will my data cost?
This depends on a number of factors including (but not limited to), type of data, the provider, policies or procedures of the data custodian, and whether or not your request receives Capture WA program funding.
We strive to have the capture cost of requests covered under the Capture WA program budget. However, cannot guarantee that the funding will cover all requests. You have the option of covering or contributing to the cost of capture, while still benefiting from cost savings as part of the greater procurement contracts.
Licensing for data may vary between the various custodian agencies and types of data they supply. Generally Fundamental Land Information (FLI) is supplied at the cost of extraction and distribution. Other non-FLI datasets may attract additional costs
To make things simple, all costs associated with your request will be discussed and agreed with you prior to any capture or supply activities.
What are the key dates?
Although the capture program is run year-round, it is aligned to the financial year to assist with budget planning and to prepare the proposed overall capture program. The coordination of the state’s location data capture takes careful planning which starts well in advance of the capture activities.
I plan to capture my own data outside of the Capture WA program. Is this OK?
We understand that there are certain cases where data acquisition outside of the Capture WA program is warranted and appropriate. It is required that you note independent capture in the Capture WA register
“All current and planned capture proposals of location information using Government funds will be provided by public sector agencies to Landgate in order to identify and prioritise in consultation with the relevant public sector agencies opportunities for strategic investment in the capture of this information.”
In its simplest form, your capture may be of key benefit to other organisations and avoid costs and effort of potential duplication of capturing the same information.
Is Capture WA the same as the State Land Information Capture Program (SLICP)?
Yes. The State Land Information Capture Program was renamed to Capture WA in 2016. Objectives, operation, and resourcing of the program are unaffected by name change