Sedimentary basins (National Geoscience Dataset)
Note : This dataset description is metadata (data about data) which describes the actual dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.
Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002381
Title: Sedimentary basins (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: The dataset provides outlines and names of Australian sedimentary basins and sub-basins onshore and offshore, compiled as part of AGSO marketing activities aimed at encouraging further exploration of Australian oil and gas reserves. ANZLIC search words and qualifiers:
Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia
Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register
Geographic bounding box:
Data currencyBeginning date: Not known
Ending date: 1996-09-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: not planned
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
Basin outlines were digitised in Arcinfo from the 1:2 500 000 Geological Map of Australia in 1992. Their boundaries were updated in Petroseis in 1994 by adding some offshore basins and sub-basins from the unpublished Tectonic Elements of Australia map. The 1996 update of the sedimentary basins data set included: bringing changes made to the offshore basins in 1994 into the Arcinfo coverage, further editing the offshore basin boundaries, adding volcanic provinces of the continental margin and classifying basin boundaries into basins, sub-basins and coastline.
Nominal Scale 1:5,000,000
A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure the attributes were accurate and the data were consistent spatially with current scientific information. Tests are also carried out on these data for data completeness, correct spatial representation, attribute accuracy, logical consistency and correctness, and where appropriate for compliance with Geoscience Australia's GIS data dictionary.
Complete for Continental Australia and some offshore areas.
Contact informationContact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Position: Manager Client Services
Address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Address: GPO Box 378
Phone: 02 6249 9966
Fax: 02 6249 9960
Metadata informationMetadata date: 1998-11-13 00:00:00.0
Additional metadatapolygon items :- feature feature type BASIN ufi unique numeric identifier b1 name of basin at surface b2 name of basin below b1 (basin 1) b3 name of basin below b2 (basin 2) b4 name of basin below b3 (basin 3) bas_type classification of basins into, single basin, overlap, dual overlap, high, marginal shelf, volcanic and crystalline basement bas_pros for use with depth to basement image - shows non prospective basins. sedbasdd.avl Arcview legend used to delineate sedimentary basins. baspros.avl Arcview legend used with the depth to basement image to show oil and gas prospectivity.
Kilgour, B. , Borissova, I.
This report was generated on 26 May 2013.
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