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SARIG is a secure online map based web application that delivers state wide geological and geospatial data.

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Access to SARIG is free and no login is required.

Use SARIG to find:

  • South Australian mining and petroleum projects
  • Geology, geophysics, regolith, paleodrainage, petroleum basins, groundwater and earthquakes
  • Mineral, petroleum and geothermal tenement boundaries
  • Exploration company details and commodity information
  • Infrastructure locations e.g. power stations, substations and transmission lines, water pipelines, roads and railway, ports and airports
  • Data from other government agencies that value-add to mineral and energy resources managed data, e.g. land access layers for parks, Native Title and property boundaries
  • Seismic lines and seismic horizon maps
  • SEG-Y and HyLoggerTM image and data downloads

Users can search and download from multiple government databases, e.g.

  • Drillholes
  • Geochemistry
  • Field observations
  • Mine deposits and prospects
  • Mineral Resources and Energy Resources publications
  • Exploration company reports
  • Well completion reports

Note:note_icon_blueCore inspection requests can be booked online via SARIG: Databases -Drillhole and online core inspections

New releases

New map layers

Geology, Mineral Resource Potential

  • Greater Adelaide Region
    The Mineral Resource Potential Mapping dataset translates geological mapping, current mineral production tenement locations and a range of other resource information into a three level categorisation of resource potential and suggested planning responses.


A selection of soil datasets provided by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources - see the metadata link for the layer for more information on soil datasets

  • Soil group (soil type)
  • Soil subgroup (soil type)
  • Depth to hard rock (soils)
  • Salinity non-watertable (soil salinity)
  • Salinity - watertable induced (soil salinity)

Land access, restricted exploration or production access

  • Precious stone fields, Andamooka diggings

More about using the Map Layers widget in SARIG

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Internet requirements

The internet browsers that support SARIG with the best performance are:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Internet Explorer 8+ is supported by SARIG, but not version 7.

No additional software or plug-ins are required to use the SARIG application.

When the application opens a default base map of South Australia will display with a main menu and available mapping tools.

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Download formats

If the spatial data is custodian of Department of State Development, you can download the map layers from SARIG.

SARIG delivers map layers in multiple formats:

Vector data

  • ESRI Shapefiles, Geodabases
  • MapInfo Tab files
  • Google Earth KMZ

Raster Data

  • GeoTIF (Georefereced TIFF)
  • ERS (Earth Resource Mapping Satellite)
  • ECW (Enhanced Compression Wavelet)
  • Petrosys (Petrosys Software)

Web Services

  • Web Map Services (WMS)
  • Web Feature Services (WFS)

Coordinate system

In SARIG all spatial layers are delivered in geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) based on the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94). GDA94 is the current Australian standard based on the International terrestrial Reference Frame 1992 (ITRF92) and is compatible with the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Specifications for GDA94 can be found on the Geoscience Australia website.

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For more information, contact:

Christie Gerrard
SARIG Manager

Phone: +61 8 8463 4012
Customer Services
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Phone: + 61 8 8463 3000