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OZROX Field Geology Database

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: ANZCW0703003394

Title: OZROX Field Geology Database


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

These data represent the OZROX Field Geology Database containing location and field description information. Field descriptions include, information on lithology, stratigraphic unit, alteration, magnetic susceptibility, hand-held radiometric spectrometer response and structural measurements.OZROX has over 100 000 field sites derived mainly from Geoscience Australia's mapping, with additional contributions from Universities and State Surveys. Many of Geoscience Australia's laboratory databases link to OZROX in the corporate Oracle relational database system. These data are a snapshot at the "Ending Date" of the current database entries.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Exploration
  • GEOSCIENCES Geology Mapping

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 113 -10.6, 153.6 -10.6, 153.6 -43, 113 -43, 113 -10.6,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -10.6 °
South bounding latitude: -43 °
East bounding longitude: 153.6 °
West bounding longitude: 113 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: 2001-11-01


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - RDBMS ORACLE database ORACLE
Available format type:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic GDA94

Access constraints:

Licence required

CURRENTLY FOR IN HOUSE USE ONLY

Free Data Download

Data quality

Lineage:

These datasets are derived directly from Geoscience Australia's corporate Oracle OZROX Field Geology Database.

The spatial representation of this database in (ArcView and MapInfo format) is extracted and generated using ArcInfo GIS software to meet the published data standard within the Geoscience Australia data dictionary. The extraction of the spatial GIS datasets is done within ArcInfo using advanced AML code (ORACOV.AML) developed by Dmitar Butrovski, Geoscience Australia.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:100 000

The positional accuracy is highly variable due to the varied source of information. Early field site descriptions entered into the database were derived from geologists freehand field notebooks and occasionally from publications. Since 1991 structured field notebooks have replaced the freehand notebooks. Most sites have been entered by non-geological staff and subsequently checked by the field geologist. From 1997 sites will increasingly be recorded digitally at the outcrop.

Attribute accuracy:

The attribute accuracy is highly variable due to the varied source of information. Database site descriptions are mostly derived from Geoscience Australia's geological mapping, however there are also descriptions from other organisations, particularly universities and state surveys. Early field site descriptions entered into the database were derived from geologists freehand field notebooks and occasionally from publications. Since 1991 structured field notebooks have replaced the freehand notebooks. Most sites have been entered by non-geological staff and subsequently checked by the field geologist. From 1997 sites will increasingly be recorded digitally at the outcrop.

Logical Consistency:

A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure the attributes were accurate and the data were consistent spatially with the quality-controlled database it was derived from. 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.

Completeness:

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: sales@ga.gov.au

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08


Additional metadata

Metadata reference XHTML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703003394.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703003394.xml

Fields within the GIS datasets are compliant with Geoscience Australia's

data dictionary. Please click on the link to view.

Authors:Hazell, M.S. Kilgour, B.
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