Spatial representation of LANDSLID Australian Landslide Database (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: ANZCW0703003536
Title: Spatial representation of LANDSLID Australian Landslide Database (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: This dataset is a spatial represention of a database of landslides occurring within Australia, based on published and unpublished information and field observations. The database is under constant development. NOTE : The "End Date" in this record refers to the download dataset. In the National Geoscience Datasets Online GIS (www.ga.gov.au/map/) these data are updated on a weekly basis. ANZLIC search words and qualifiers:
Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - 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: 1842-01-01
Ending date: 2001-02-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: as needed
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
The data is derived from Geoscience Australia's Australian Landslide Database, which is extracted directly and converted into a spatial Arcinfo coverage. Items feature and UFI are added to complete the quality assurance. Landslide data are obtained from a variety of sources including reports from landslide spotters, field observations by Geoscience Australia staff, newspaper reports, technical reports, radio and TV news reports. The accuracy of technical reports and reports by trained observers is usually good. The accuracy and detail of other reports, for example by the media, is variable.
Nominal Scale 1:1,000,000 The positioning of data in some cases is highly subjective and should not be used as an accurate depiction of location.
Attributes are coded as accurately as the information available, therefore they should not be soley relied upon.
A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure the attributes were accurate and the data were consistent spatially with the quality-controlled database it was derived from. 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. Since some of the data is historical some information is not available and hence some fields are not complete but this is only a reflection of the historical nature of this database.
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: 2001-02-02 00:00:00.0
Additional metadataFields are compliant with Geoscience Australia's data dictionary. Please click on the link to view. point items feature feature type LANDSLIDE ufi unique feature identifier lsno numeric database identifier of landslide location description of location date date of landslide (NOTE : in generation from the original database if the day and month were null the first day and month were used) class classification of landslide if enough information is available synopsis1 first part of description of damage caused synopsis2 second part of description of damage caused
Kilgour, B. , Leiba, M.
This report was generated on 24 May 2013.
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