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Model and NSW LXML Recipe

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) has endorsed LandXML (LXML) as the national standard for digital lodgment of cadastral plans.

he LXML Model accommodates all the survey geometry, administrative and titling data to process a plan from lodgment and registration through to the Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) update.

The ICSM publication ePlan Protocol LandXML Mapping (PDF 1.25 MB) defines every element within the national LandXML schema, but not every jurisdiction will use all the elements within the schema.

Digital plans in LXML format that are lodged in NSW will only contain:

  • the survey component of the plan currently represented on the plan drawing sheet and
  • a subset of the information contained on the administration sheet.

All the administrative information (including the subset in the LXML), certification and signatures will remain in a TIFF format Administration Sheet which must be lodged with the LXML file as part of the lodgment bundle.

NSW LRS have published a NSW specific document NSW LandXML Recipe - Specifications for preparation of Deposited Plans in LandXML format for lodgment in NSW LRS (PDF 1.0 MB). This document will assist survey software vendors and surveyors to develop Land XML functionality within their software and practices. It also specifies the elements required in the LXML file for a plan submission to NSW LRS. It is a subset of the ICSM LXML specification.

NSW Schema files

These files provide NSW jurisdictional specific data elements for digital plans prepared in accordance with the national ICSM model.

NSW Enumeration types (.XSD 42.8 KB)

NSW reference data (.XML 1.3 KB)

NSW ePlan Protocol Schema (.XSD 52 KB)

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