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Bass Basin GIS project : an output of the Western Tasmanian Regional Minerals Program - AEEZ data

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: ANZCW0703004886

Title: Bass Basin GIS project : an output of the Western Tasmanian Regional Minerals Program - AEEZ data


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This dataset represents the boundary of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone. The shape file has been clipped to the Geographic Extent Polygon.

ANZLIC search words:

  • MARINE Management

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: BASS STRAIT - BASS STRAIT - Ocean and Sea Regions - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 143 -37, 149 -37, 149 -43, 143 -43, 143 -37,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -37 °
South bounding latitude: -43 °
East bounding longitude: 149 °
West bounding longitude: 143 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2002-02-10

Ending date: 2002-06-10

Dataset status

Progress: In Progress

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


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

Access constraints:

General Geoscience Australia Licience Agreements and fee required.

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Data quality


The Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (AEEZ). An area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea promulgated by Commonwealth of Australia Gazette S290 of 29 July 1994. The outer limit of the AEEZ is 200 nautical miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, except that within parts of the Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, limit is defined by bilateral agreements or median lines with the like zones of neighbouring countries.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:100 000.

The positional accuracy varies according to the scale and origin of the source data, the data digitising process and the stability of the coastline. Experience and emperical evaluations suggest that the data is generally better than +/- 150 metres.

Attribute accuracy:

Automated tests in Oracle were used to verify that 100% of all mandatory fields were filled. In excess of 60% of the remaining fields have been randomly checked and found to have acceptable accuracy.

Logical Consistency:

All vector data has been visually checked for extraneous points and value added data. Polygons have been checked for closure and dangles.


All vector data and details are complete and verified.

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

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Authors:Blevin, J.E. Trigg, K. Mitchell, C.