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Bowen-Gunnadah-Surat Basin 3D X3D model

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: ANZCW0703013435

Title: Bowen-Gunnadah-Surat Basin 3D X3D model


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



The Sedimentary basins of eastern Australia project undertook structural and sequence stratigraphic mapping of a regional grid of seismic reflection data in the Bowen, Gunnedah and Surat Basins (usually 4 seconds two-way travel time data, with about 15,000 line km of data on about 1200 individual seismic lines). The seismic mapping was used to define the interplate and intraplate tectonic events that have helped to create the accommodation space and also to define the stratal geometry of the sedimentary units. Thus, the mapping provided the overall geometry of the basin system as well as the geometry of several of the sequence boundaries, resulting in the development of a new sequence stratigraphic framework for the basins. These results were also compiled into a series of structure contour and isopach maps, which have been used to build a 3D geological map of the Bowen Gunnedah and Surat Basins.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Models

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 47 -23, 51 -23, 51 -32, 47 -32, 47 -23,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -23 °
South bounding latitude: -32 °
East bounding longitude: 51 °
West bounding longitude: 47 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - X3D Extensible 3D Modelling Language BSContact
Available format type:
DIGITAL - X3D Extensible 3D Modelling Language BSContact

Access constraints:

Freely available via web browser application and BS Contact web plug-in. The model has been developed using X3D - the ISO standard XML-based format for representing 3D Graphics.

The plug-in can be downloaded from

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Data quality


Not known

Positional accuracy:

The model's coordinate system has been scaled by a factor of 0.01.

Attribute accuracy:

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Logical Consistency:

Data has been visually checked at applicable scales - please refer to source data as described under Lineage for more detail.


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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:Nicholl, M. Korsch, R.J. Fitzgerald, C.