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NATMAP Railways of Australia

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: ANZCW0703006141

Title: NATMAP Railways of Australia


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



The railways of Australia helped build our nation. Many of the products we use each day have travelled by rail at some stage in their journey to you and rail transport contributes many billions of dollars every year to Australia?s economy. From home to work or across the country, passenger trains carry more than 500 million people each year that's around 25 times Australia's population! This map is one of a series of thematic maps produced by Geoscience Australia and reflects on Australia's impressive rail network. Whether used as a functional reference map or simply an outstanding wall piece, Railways of Australia is a must for all railway enthusiasts and industries that rely on the nation's railway network.

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Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 110 -10, 155 -10, 155 -44, 110 -44, 110 -10,

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 °
South bounding latitude: -44 °
East bounding longitude: 155 °
West bounding longitude: 110 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map Lambert Conformal Conic GDA94
Available format type:
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map Lambert Conformal Conic GDA94

Access constraints:

The data are subject to Commonwealth of Australia Copyright. A licence agreement is required and a licence fee may also be applicable if the maps are used for non-personal use.

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Data quality


Data sourced from Geoscience Australia, Australasian Railway Association, and Railpage.

Positional accuracy:

Source material accurate to 127 metres.

Attribute accuracy:

Data is current to November 2003.

Logical Consistency:

Not documented.


All operational freight and passenger lines are shown. Selected tourist railways are shown. Major ports, railway stations and terminus stations are shown.

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:Geoscience Australia Geoscience Australia