About AREMI

AREMI is a website for map-based access to Australian spatial data relevant to the Renewable Energy industry - with a focus on Developers, Financiers, and Policy Makers. It is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed by CSIRO’s Data 61 team in partnership with the Clean Energy Council with hosting being provided by Geoscience Australia. This website is an extension of the Australian Government's NationalMap initiative.

AREMI is a fully open architecture. When you access data through it, you are typically accessing the data directly from the government department or agency which is the custodian of that data.

It’s a tool that’s aimed at connecting the dots for clean energy developers, who need high quality data on resources, infrastructure and existing technologies to develop new low-carbon energy projects. AREMI is making vital information available to clean energy developers now, with plans for more layers to be added in future. It is providing key information to the early stages of project development, allowing for an optimal energy supply solution to be identified.

AREMI also serves as an extremely valuable tool for educating the general public about complex features of our national energy system, in a visual and easily manipulable format. The tool requires no special software, nor specialist knowledge. The make-up of Australia’s energy system has featured heavily in public discourse, and as such, tools to communicate to the public how this system works are vital.

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

To see what data is available on AREMI, refer to the Data Catalogue in the AREMI itself. Click the Add data button and expand the Data Set group names.

How to use AREMI

Just go to http://nationalmap.gov.au/renewables/. Most operations are obvious, but you can click the Help button for specific instructions.

For further information email aremi@ga.gov.au. Feel free to send us feedback and bug reports.

Contributing Data to AREMI

If you have a dataset you think would suit AREMI then please get in contact with us: aremi@ga.gov.au

AREMI Software

AREMI is an Open Source system available as a Github project. The core software of this system was initially developed by Data61 (formerly known as NICTA) for the NationalMap, but has subsequently been used for other projects. It has been made available to assist with the development of other spatial data viewing applications.

The AREMI 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

In developing the NationalMap and AREMI, NICTA and subsequently Data61, has developed open source software and contributed it to the global geospatial community. NationalMap and AREMI leverage these excellent open source libraries:

Terms & Conditions

The information displayed on the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) is for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any commercial, financial, or legal advice. Any information in connection with AREMI 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 AREMI. In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances.

ARENA, Data61 CSIRO and Geoscience Australia (“We”) make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of any content or the product in connection with AREMI. 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 AREMI and your use of it.

AREMI must not be used for navigation or precise spatial analysis.

Access to data:

Any information provided by data custodians displayed on AREMI 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. If you intend to rely on any information displayed on AREMI, then you must apply in writing to the respective data custodian for further authorisation.

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

You must consider the usage rights and restrictions of the basemap and each activated dataset when using the output of NationalMap in broadcast, print, or other distribution. The terms of use of the default Bing Maps basemap may be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/maps/product/terms.html.