Seamless geology map of Northern Territory available
20 February 2007
The latest instalment of the 1:1 million digital geology of Australia, Surface Geology of the Northern Territory, is now available as a free download from Geoscience Australia.
The map provides the most detailed, comprehensive and current geological map of the Northern Territory for explorers, resource managers and land use decision-makers. It is one of several products completed under the National Geological Maps Project which is compiling national scale information on Australian geology.
The data is seamless within the NT and across State borders and has been compiled in collaboration with the Northern Territory Geological Survey, largely from the best available 1:250 000 scale mapping, complemented by more recent 1:100,000 and 1:500 000 regional province maps. The map is available as shapefiles and ESRI export files for use in most common GIS applications. Polygons and linework are fully attributed with geological unit names, ages and lithological descriptions.
The Northern Territory data, along with Surface Geology Maps of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, are available as a free download. Alternatively the data is available on CD for $99 from the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre.
The dataset will be officially launched with the Northern Territory Geological Survey at the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar in Alice Springs on 20-21 March, 2007.
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