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OzEstuaries online GIS

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: ANZCW0703005721

Title: OzEstuaries online GIS


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

The OzEstuaries online GIS contains data for Australian estuaries (coastal waterways) and for oceans in the Australian region. Estuaries data include geomorphic habitat mapping, estuary condition, colour composite images (Landsat, MODIS and Quickbird satellite imagery and aerial photography), benthic classifications (from Landsat satellite imagery), bathymetry and population centres. Oceanic data include dissolved organic matter, chlorophyll concentration, suspended solids concentration and sea surface temperature (using MODIS satellite imagery) and bathymetry.

The GIS provides facilities to search for and zoom to estuaries, integrate mapping and imagery datasets, and retrieve statistical information from the OzEstuaries database; allowing users to view spatial and statistical information. The oceanic imagery provides a regional context for coastal waterways.

The GIS is part of Geoscience Australia's contribution to the Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management (Coastal CRC). The geomorphic habitat mapping was conducted by Geoscience Australia for the National Land and Water Resources Audit, and is also part of Geoscience Australia's contribution to the Coastal CRC.

ANZLIC search words:

  • ECOLOGY Habitat Mapping
  • GEOSCIENCES Geomorphology Mapping
  • MARINE Coasts Mapping
  • MARINE Estuaries Classification
  • MARINE Estuaries Mapping
  • MARINE Human Impacts Classification
  • OCEANOGRAPHY Physical Monitoring
  • PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGERY Aerial Monitoring
  • PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGERY Satellite Monitoring

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: WORLD OCEAN - WORLD OCEAN - Ocean and Sea Regions - Australia

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

Geographic extent polygon: 106 -8, 160 -8, 160 -47, 106 -47, 106 -8,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -8 °
South bounding latitude: -47 °
East bounding longitude: 160 °
West bounding longitude: 106 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known


Dataset status

Progress: In Progress

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - tif Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) - including GeoTIFF Lambert Conformal Conic WGS84
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Lambert Conformal Conic WGS84
DIGITAL - ecw ER Mapper Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (ECW) Lambert Conformal Conic WGS84
Available format type:
DIGITAL - png Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Lambert Conformal Conic WGS84

Access constraints:

Available for free at the OzEstuaries website (http://www.ozestuaries.org).

Links to copyright and disclaimer information are provided on the title page for the online GIS.

Order Product

Data quality

Lineage:

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS.

For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Positional accuracy:

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS.

For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Attribute accuracy:

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS.

For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Logical Consistency:

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS.

For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Completeness:

Lineage varies between layers in the online GIS.

For more information, see the Layer Metadata link within the online GIS.

Statistical information is provided for 974 coastal waterways.

Aerial photography, Quickbird imagery, benthic classification and large scale bathymetric data are provided for Wallis Lake (NSW) only.

MODIS colour composite images are provided for northern Australian only.

Geomorphic habitat mapping is provided Victorian coastal waterways only.

Landsat colour composite images are complete for the Australian continent.

Oceanic classifications from MODIS imagery are complete for the region displayed.


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/ANZCW0703005721.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703005721.xml

Projection details: Lambert Conformal Conic, central meridian 134 degrees east, standard parallels 18 and 36 degrees south.

Authors:Beard, D.J. Dyall, A. Rositano, D.R. Creasey, J. Smith, C.S.
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