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Cape York 1:1,500,000 regolith map CRC LEME

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: ANZCW0703012896

Title: Cape York 1:1,500,000 regolith map CRC LEME


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

The Cape York 1:1,500,000 regolith map illustrates the distribution of regolith materials described using the RTMAP scheme developed by Geoscience Australia

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geology Maps

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent polygon: 141 -10.5, 145.5 -10.5, 145.5 -16, 141 -16, 141 -10.5,

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -10.5 °
South bounding latitude: -16 °
East bounding longitude: 145.5 °
West bounding longitude: 141 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2004-01-01

Ending date: Not Known


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat GDA94

Access constraints:

Available from the CRC LEME website as PDF version until 06/2014. Http://crcleme.org.au

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Data quality

Lineage:

The data on 1:1 500 000 regolith-landform, regolith or landform maps may have been gathered from mission-specific fieldwork and various other sources that are generally detailed on the face of the map, or in the accompanying documentation.

Positional accuracy:

The positional accuracy of features on the face of 1:500 000 regolith-landform maps varies widely, but should be better in more recent maps than those produced over 20 years ago. For maps produced in the last 20 years from air photography and satellite images, most geological features should be accurate to within one or two millimetres on the face of the map (1000-3000 metres on the ground). More recent observations obtained with the help of GPS equipment may be accurate to 100 metres on the ground.

Attribute accuracy:

Every effort is made to ensure the the accuracy of attribute information on the face of regolith-landform, regolith or landform maps, but in many instances there is an element of interpretation.

Logical Consistency:

The geologists engaged in regolith-landform mapping generally go to a great deal of trouble to ensure that the information portrayed on the face of their maps is logically consistant. However, opinions can differ, and what one geologist regards as logically consistent may not satisfy another geologist. Modern maps are generally better than some of the older examples, as account is now taken of such things as balanced sections and sequence stratigraphy.

Completeness:

Most regolith-landform, regolith or landform maps can be considered as being complete, although the degree of completeness may vary somewhat. Modern maps tend to have a lot more detail on them than was the case 30 years ago.


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/ANZCW0703012896.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703012896.xml

Data are part of a collation of digital regolith, landform or regolith-landform maps prepared as a legacy product of the Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration in June 2008. Most regolith-landform, regolith or landform maps are stored non digitally, but maps produced since about 1990 may be stored in digital formats such as Intergraph or Arc/Info. Earlier maps may have been digitised or scanned. Maps as PDF images are freely available for download from http://crcleme.org.au/ until the end of June 2014.

Authors:Pain, C.F. Wilford, J.R. Dohrenwend, J.C.
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