Principal Hydrogeological Divisions of Australia (National Geoscience Dataset)
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Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002666
Title: Principal Hydrogeological Divisions of Australia (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: This dataset defines the sedimentary basins and fractured rock provinces which make up the regional hydrogeological divisions of Australia. These hydrogeological provinces have been further classed with regard to either a fractured rock province or a sedimentary basin, distribution of aquifers within the province, and aquifer productivity. 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: 1998-09-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: not planned
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
Produced from the 1:5 000 000 scale Hydrogeology of Australia map (Jacobsen and Lau, 1987), involving conversion of IGDS files into Arcinfo and creating topology and attributing polygons. Later inclusion of AGSO standard attributes feature and UFI in 1998.
Nominal Scale 1:5,000,000 Highly variable since the original map was derived at 1:5,000,000 scale.
Accurate for the report the attributes derived from (Jacobsen and Lau, 1987). Further classification of rock provinces was done on the dataset as a whole and into a standard classification so attributes should therefore being reasonably accurate within this basic classification system.
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.
The dataset coverage is complete for the whole of continental Australia.
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 HYDROL ufi unique numeric identifier type type of aquifer, fractured, porous etc distbn distribution of aquifer, extensive, local etc prodty productivity, low, low-mod, high etc aquif_ty broad 5 band classification of aquifers the dataset includes a legend for the major hydrogeological divisions.
Brodie, R. , Kilgour, B.
This report was generated on 22 Dec 2013.
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