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1:250 000 Scale Australian Geoscience Map Sheet Index (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: ANZCW0703002400

Title: 1:250 000 Scale Australian Geoscience Map Sheet Index (National Geoscience Dataset)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



1:250 000 Australian geoscience map sheet index.

ANZLIC search words:


Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 112.5 -9, 154 -9, 154 -44, 112.5 -44, 112.5 -9,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -9 °
South bounding latitude: -44 °
East bounding longitude: 154 °
West bounding longitude: 112.5 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 1997-01-01

Ending date: 1998-09-01

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


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

Access constraints:

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Data quality


Dataset generated from Oracle database authority table for 1:250 000 Maps within Arcinfo. Items featue and ufi were added

to complete QA/QC.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:250,000

The positional accuracy is high as the dataset was generated within Arcinfo GIS software package.

Attribute accuracy:

High as attributes are derived from an existing ORACLE authority table.

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 whole of continental Australia.

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:

polygon items :-

feature MI_UNIT if a mapsheet poly, MI_VOID if not

ufi unique identifier

qmapid 6 digit code of map sheet

qmapname name of sheet in capitals

Authors:Kilgour, B.