Flood Data Portal Help
NSW Flood Data Portal
The NSW Flood Data Portal aims to improve the sharing of key flood data within government and to other stakeholders so that this information is more broadly available to be considered in decision making.
Data contained in the NSW Flood Data Portal is entered by each Local Council at the completion of floodplain risk management studies undertaken in their area. This data is then made available to government and other stakeholders via the portal.
This Help page aims to provide a resource to assist in using the Flood Data Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Flood Portal?
The NSW Flood Data Portal (https://flooddata.ses.nsw.gov.au/) is a central storage location which holds flood risk information that has been commissioned under the NSW Floodplain Risk Management Program.
What is an Organisation?
An Organisation in the NSW Flood Data Portal represents an organisation which has commissioned a flood study or plan. In most cases, this is a NSW Local Council, but can include NSW State Agencies.
What is a Flood Project?
A Flood Project represents a flood study or plan which was commissioned under the NSW Floodplain Risk Management Program.
What is a Dataset?
A Dataset represents a file / collection of files which has been created as a part of a flood study or plan, such as a report or spatial data output.
Can I download data?
Some datasets are able to be downloaded, this is indicated by the orange download button.
Other datasets require access to be provided by the Organisation which owns the data, this is indicated by the grey download button. If you wish to request access to these datasets, a data-broker email is provided for the Organisation when you click on the grey download button.
How can I use data which I have downloaded?
Each dataset is licenced with a specific licence that describes how the data can be used. Please refer to the specific licence conditions for details.
Some datasets, for example spatial data, will need specialised software to see and use.
How do I search for data?
There are several ways to find your data and discover other data within the Flood Data Portal
- search by text: You can search for Organisations, Flood Projects or Datasets using the text search functions located in the relevant page.
- search by location: You can search for Flood Projects by using the location search, via a map, located on the Flood Projects page.
- filters: You can refine your searches for Flood Projects or Datasets by using the filters located in the left hand side of the search results pages.
- sort: you can organise the results you see on the screen using the sorting tool on the top right above your search results.
Can I search on a map for flood projects in my area?
Yes. The portal uses a location search which allows you to define an area you are interested in on a map, and returns a list of Flood Projects in that area.
How can I see what flood projects my local council has?
The simplest way is to search for your Local Council on the Organisations page. Your Local Council’s page will show a list of all their Flood Projects which have been entered into the Portal.
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Need some assistance?
Contact the NSW Flood Data Access Team at firstname.lastname@example.org