Update to Australian National Gravity Database

5 February 2004


Subset of the 250K map index showing areas with new point located gravity data

Subset of the 250K map index
showing areas with new point
located gravity data
© Geoscience Australia

An additional 110,000 gravity stations have been added to the Australian National Gravity Database since the last release of the database on CD-ROM in May 2003. These new data have been supplied to Geoscience Australia from surveys carried out by private companies and state geological surveys in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Click on the image to view a map indicating the approximate location of the new survey data with respect to 1:250K map sheets [96kb pdf file].

These data as well as all other open file data in the Australian National Gravity Database can now be downloaded free of charge using Geoscience Australia's new online Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) which is accessible using a standard web browser.

The next release of the Australian National Gravity Database is scheduled for March 2004 and will contain the entire open file data on CD-ROM. After March 2004, new data added to the Australian National Gravity Database will only be available through GADDS.

The Australian National Gravity Database is a respository of gravity information. It contains in excess of 1.3 million point gravity observations accumulated from over sixty years of gravity surveys recorded over the Australian onshore and offshore regions.

This repository is a valuable national asset with importance to the mineral and petroleum exploration industries, geodesy and the international scientific community. It is a cooperative effort among Geoscience Australia, state and territory Geological Surveys, private companies, universities and other organisations.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013