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Onshore Deep Seismic Traverses and selected cross sections (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: ANZCW0703002405

Title: Onshore Deep Seismic Traverses and selected cross sections (National Geoscience Dataset)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This dataset shows where Geoscience Australia has done deep seismic reflection traverses in Australia. It is generated from a database containing coordinates of all onshore seismic traverses recorded since 1964. Selected scanned seismic sections from most of the seismic surveys are also available with this dataset.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Surveys

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 112 -6, 153 -6, 153 -44, 112 -44, 112 -6,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -6 °
South bounding latitude: -44 °
East bounding longitude: 153 °
West bounding longitude: 112 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 1976-01-01

Ending date: 2002-01-25

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:

Free to download

Free Data Download

Data quality


Seismic station coordinates which are all surveyed points, to 3rd order surveying standard, are extracted from the database containing Geoscience Australia's onshore seismic traverses. This ASCII file data is used to create a line coverage in ArcInfo, adding the seismic line name coding, as well as feature and ufi (necessary QA/QC items). Selected scanned sections are also included with the dataset the names of which are hard coded into the coverage for hotlinking.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:10,000

Seismic station coordinates are all surveyed points, to 3rd order surveying standard and are extracted from a database so positional accuracy is high.

Attribute accuracy:

The only attribute currently assigned is the seismic line name which is stored in a database so accuracy is high.

Additional attributes will be added in the near future.

Logical Consistency:

A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure attributes are accurate and the data were consistent spatially with current scientific information. 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 from 1976 to 2001. Earlier surveys will be added in the near future.

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 :-

feature coded with 'LANDSEIS' for seismic traverses

ufi unique numeric identifier

survey AGSO code for the survey

imagepath location and name of image file of seismic cross

section corresponding to the survey

Authors:Johnstone, D. Goleby, B. Barton, T. Kilgour, B.