2.1.7 Rifle Ranges Example 2

Location of Example: 149°11'55" East, 35°12'48" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Example Shows a Shooting Complex. A shooting complex made up of different types of gun shooting accuracy disciplines is designated as a Miscellaneous Area feature type. Rifle ranges which have a specific elongated rectangular shape for rifle shooting should be captured separately as a Rifle Range feature type when it meets the data capture or inclusion size criteria as appropriate otherwise where applicable it should be merged in with the associated gun complex's miscellaneous area.
  • Figures and shows orthophotography and spot enlargements over the sporting complex (excluding the rifle range) for clearer delineation of features.
  • Shooting ranges are usually isolated from built up areas. There is also generally a club house or club houses associated with the shooting areas.
  • A rifle range is characterised by regularly set out 'stages' 100m apart, where shooters position themselves to shoot towards a static target at the other end of the range.
  • A Sports Shooting Complex is divided up into different areas dependent on the shooting type.
  • Pistol shooting areas are characterised by an enclosed perimeter structure and a covered staging area where the shooters stand.
  • Other areas such as those for rifle shooting may also have a covered staging areas where shooters stand with the targets positioned at the designated positions away from the staging area as indicated by the regularly spaced deliniations. These areas also have a perimeter consisting of a raised vegetation bank to prevent stray shots escaping the designated enclosure.
  • The section for shot-gun usage usually have associated infrustructure such as distinctive (uncovered) staging platforms in a fan configuration.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of a Shooting Complex.

Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT Pseudo-natural 2.5m Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT Pseudo-natural 2.5m Figure: Oblique Photography Rifle Range Shed Figure: Oblique Photography Pistol Range Figure: Oblique Photography Shot Gun Stage

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012