2.1.3 Schools Example 4

Location of Example: 149°07'06" East, 35°24'12" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • School complexes within Built Up Areas are normally associated with playing fields. This combination of grouped Buildings and sporting fields distinguishes them from other complexes.
  • School Buildings may be built over various eras making them distinguishable from surrounding Builtup only by size and proximity to playing fields as per example 1. Otherwise, all buildings can be built at the same time either as a distinct set of buildings or as inter connected buildings as per examples 2 and 4 respectively.
  • Schools throughout Australia are building shadecloth structures to protect students from Solar UV radiation while taking outside breaks from their studies. These are not buildings but often exist over paved or other artifical surface. Shade cloth structures can be distinguished by the shape which is generally triangle or rectangular with curved edges due to draping.
Regional Considerations:
  • School complexes within urban and regional centres generally use a large land area which is reflective of the number of students eg 200 plus. Whereas schools in remote rural townships may only have 15 students and this will be reflected in the extent of land utilised by the school.
Figure: Representation of a School in association with surrounding features.

Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT Pseudo-natural 2.5m RGB=123

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