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Graticules (National Geoscience Dataset)

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.

Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002388

Title: Graticules (National Geoscience Dataset)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This datasets are intended to be used with the National Geoscience datasets as reference graticules with coding of latitude and longitudinal positions.

ANZLIC search words:


Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 40 0, 180 0, 180 -75, 40 -75, 40 0,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: 0 °
South bounding latitude: -75 °
East bounding longitude: 180 °
West bounding longitude: 40 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2000-01-01

Ending date: 2000-01-31

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-coverage ArcInfo coverage Geographic WGS84
Available format type:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic WGS84
DIGITAL - dat Data file MapInfo Geographic WGS84
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-coverage ArcInfo coverage Geographic WGS84

Access constraints:

Free to download

Free Data Download

Data quality


These data were created in Arcinfo using the "generate coverage" and "fishnet" commands, to produce 1 and 5 degree grids to overlay other on datasets. Point data were also produced and are coded with the latitude longitude for that point.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:100,000

Attribute accuracy:


Logical Consistency:

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 Australian Jurisdictional Area.

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

Additional metadata

Metadata reference XHTML:

Metadata reference XML:

line items (gratdd_1deg)

feature if a graticule line contains 'GRAT_1DEG'

ufi unique numeric identifier

line items (gratdd_5deg)

feature if a graticule line contains 'GRAT_5DEG'

ufi unique numeric identifier

point items (gratdd_5deg)

feature if a graticule point contains 'GRAT_5DEG_PT'

ufi unique numeric identifier

x-coord longitude coordinate of point

y-coord latitude coordinate of point

Authors:Kilgour, B.