Index of gravity surveys and fundamental gravity network stations (National Geoscience Dataset)
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Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703003597
Title: Index of gravity surveys and fundamental gravity network stations (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: The Gravity Survey Index presents a summary of the essential specifications on about 1000 gravity surveys held in the National Gravity Database. Gravity measurements have been made in Australia since about 1900. Organised surveys for geophysical purposes (initially oil and coal exploration) have been conducted from 1939 onwards. The dataset includes surveys carried out by AGSO (BMR), state governments, private companies, universities and other organisations. The digital point data, maps and grids derived from these surveys are available as separate products. Additional to the survey index is the locations of the the Australian fundamental gravity network stations as a separate dataset. 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: 1939-01-01
Ending date: 2001-05-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: continual
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
Data is extracted from an ORACLE database and generated into spatial datasets using Arcinfo.
These are information datasets giving specifications of gravity surveys and fundamental gravity network stations held in the National Gravity Database. Original data come from statistical parameters generated by the previous in-house processing system from the point dataset and information extracted from the analogue hard-copy filing system.
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: 2001-08-01 00:00:00.0
Additional metadataattributes for datasets:- Australian fundamental gravity network stations (afgnstn) feature feature type AFGN_STAT ufi unique feature identifier latitude precise latitude of station in decimal degrees longitude precise longitude of station in decimal degrees datum precise datum of station coordinates stationno unique identifier of gravity station statn_name name of station statn_type type of station Gravity Surveys (gravsrv) feature feature type GRAV_SURVEY ufi unique numeric identifier surveyid unique survey id used by Gravity group for each survey name name of the survey surveytype wether survey conducted on land, sea or air operator name of the people who wanted the survey done contractor name of the people that physically collected the data processor name of company that processed the data (If AGSO the name of the person is included) startdate start date of survey enddate end date of survey vesseltype type of vessel used to collect the data spacemin minimum space between stations spacemax maximum space between stations accuracy the accuracy of the positioning method stations the number of the stations in the survey acc_gu accuracy of the gravity values in micrometers acc_hght accuracy of the height in metres
Mackey, T. , Kilgour, B. , Murray, A.S. , Wynne, P.
This report was generated on 18 Dec 2013.
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