Cocos (Keeling) Islands GIS
Land Use Plan & Planning Scheme
Metadata
Dataset
Title Cocos (Keeling) Islands Land Use Plan and Planning Scheme 1992 GIS Database
Custodian Cocos (Keeling) Islands Council
Jurisdiction Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Description
Abstract This dataset contains planning related cultural and environmental layers. Source data is of variable resolution as outlined in the original documentation. Standard attributes such as UFI, AREA and PERIMETER, LENGTH will be in addition to those in the following table. UFI is a unique feature identifier.

Layers include:

SHAPEFILE NAME
FEATURES EXTENT
FEATURE CLASS
ATTRIBUTES
airport.shp Runway and parking area West Island
Polygon
FEATURE; DESC
erosion.shp Erosion prone coastline; Potential breach areas West Island
Line
CODE; FEATURE; DESC
habitat.shp Migratory bird habitats Southern Atoll
Polygon
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC; SPECIES
islands.shp Coastline Southern Atoll
Polygon
FEATURE; DESC; HECTARES
lagoon.shp Reef outline; Coastline Southern Atoll
Polygon
ZONE; FEATURE; DESC
landuse.shp Coastline; Cadastral boundaries; Existing land use Southern Atoll
Polygon
USE; FEATURE; DESC
marine.shp Coastline; Marine habitats Southern Atoll
Polygon
CODE; FEATURE; DESC; HABITAT; HABITATG
marres.shp Coastline; Important marine areas Southern Atoll
Polygon
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
nklagoon.shp Reef outline; Coastline North Keeling Island
Polygon
ZONE; FEATURE; DESC
nksites.shp Heritage sites North Keeling Island
Point
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
nkuse.shp Coastline; Cadastral boundaries; Existing land use North Keeling Island
Polygon
USE; FEATURE; DESC
northk.shp Coastline North Keeling Island
Polygon
FEATURE; DESC; HECTARES
option.shp Coastline; Planning options Southern Atoll
Polygon
OPT; FEATURE; DESC
pref.shp Coastline; Preferred planning options Southern Atoll
Polygon
OPT; FEATURE; DESC
recres.shp Coastline; Recreation facilities and water-based activities Southern Atoll
Polygon
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
reef.shp Reef outline Southern Atoll
Polygon
None
roads.shp Sealed and unsealed roads; Cycle path Southern Atoll
Line
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
rubbish.shp Coastline; Rubbish problem areas Southern Atoll
Polygon
DUMP; FEATURE; DESC
sites.shp Heritage sites Southern Atoll
Point
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
sites2.shp Heritage sites Southern Atoll
Polygon
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
topo.shp Coastline; Reef flat; Lagoon; Beaches; Swamps Southern Atoll
Polygon
FEAT; FEATURE; DESC
tourist.shp Proposed tourist development areas Southern Atoll
Polygon
None
utilslin.shp Public utilities and services infrastructure Southern Atoll
Line
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC; LABEL
utilspnt.shp Public utilities and services infrastructure Southern Atoll
Point
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC; LABEL
veg.shp Coastline; Native vegetation communities Southern Atoll
Polygon
TYPE; FEATURE; DESC
veg2.shp Coastline; Vegetation structure Southern Atoll
Polygon
STRUC; FEATURE; DESC
water.shp Known and potential groundwater lenses Southern Atoll
Polygon
LENS; FEATURE; DESC
zone.shp Coastline; Statutory land use plan Southern Atoll
Polygon
ZONE; FEATURE; DESC
psm.shp Survey marks West Island; Home Island
Point
PSM; DESC; AS2482; HEIGHT
Search Word(s) HUMAN ENVIRONMENT Planning
HUMAN ENVIRONMENT Structures and Facilities
HUMAN ENVIRONMENT Urban Design
Geographic Extent Name(s) Cocos (Keeling) Islands Edition 1 2010 1:25000 - Geoscience Australia GEOCAT 70146
Data Currency
Beginning Date Unknown
Ending Date 1 Jan 1992
Dataset Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Unknown
Access
Stored Data Format ESRI Shapefile
Available Format Type ESRI Shapefile
Access Constraint Unknown
Data Quality
Lineage For lineage prior to receipt by AGSO, see original documentation (PDF).

GA merged southern atoll layers where islands were separate layers, added FEATURE and DESC fields to shapefiles (description sourced from documentation and/or look-up tables). The FEATURE field contains short, upper case entries without spaces (facilitating portability). GA added UFI (Unique Feature Identifier) fields to all attribute tables.

For the marine.shp shapefile, the original TYPE field was used to populate the new FEATURE and DESC fields. HABITAT is a description of the CODE field. HABITATG is a grouping of the CODE field as outlined in the original documentation for the marres2 coverage.

In December 2003 GA projected the data to UTM (WGS84) zone 47S.

Positional Accuracy Variable. For descripions of accuracy see the original documentation.
Attribute Accuracy Unknown
Logical Consistency Unknown
Completeness Appears complete for areas other than Horsburgh and North Keeling Islands.
Contact Information
Contact Organisation Attorney-General's Department
Contact Position Territories
Mail Address GPO Box 594, Canberra, A.C.T 2601
Locality 111 Alinga St, Canberra
State A.C.T
Country Australia
Postcode 2601
Telephone (02) 6249 9479
Facsimile (02) 6274 8040
Electronic Mail Address Sean.Hambrook@ag.gov.au
Metadata Date 13-1-2004
Additional Metadata
Projection UTM (WGS84) zone 47S - originally supplied as Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 47S (WGS72) projection.