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Preliminary Soil pH map 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: ANZCW0703013495

Title: Preliminary Soil pH map of Australia


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

Data gathered in the field during the sample collection phase of the National Geochemical Survey of Australia (NGSA) has been used to compile the Preliminary Soil pH map of Australia. The map, which was completed in late 2009, offers a first-order estimate of where acid or alkaline soil conditions are likely to be expected. It provides fundamental datasets that can be used for mineral exploration and resource potential evaluation, environmental monitoring, landuse policy development, and geomedical studies into the health of humans, animals and plants.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry Exploration
  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry Management
  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry Mapping
  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry Sustainability

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 112 -10, 154 -10, 154 -44, 112 -44, 112 -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: 154 °
West bounding longitude: 112 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2007-01-01

Ending date: 2010-03-15


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - comma_delimited Ascii file Lambert Conformal Conic GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - comma_delimited Ascii file
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat

Access constraints:

Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence

Free Data Download

Data quality

Lineage:

Data was collected in the field during the sample collection phase of the National Geochemical Survey of Australia project

Positional accuracy:

100 m

Attribute accuracy:

pH values are estimated to have a precision of 0.5 pH unit

Logical Consistency:

The data set is considered consistent

Completeness:

The data is complete for the extent of the National Geochemical Survey of Australia as at 31 December 2010. More data may become available with possible further coverage in Western Australia and South Australia at a subsequent date


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: 2011-08-23


Additional metadata

Metadata reference XHTML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703013495.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703013495.xml

SITEID: Sampling site identifier (year '2007', project '19', 4-digit unique identifier between '0001' and '1600')

LATITUDE: Latitude coordinate of sampling site (in decimal degrees)

LONGITUDE: Longitude coordinate of sampling site (in decimal degrees)

DUPLICATE: Indicates SITEID of field duplicate relating to selected SITEID, if applicable

TARGET_SITEID: Target site identifier determined prior to field work ('TS' followed by 4-digit unique identifier); field duplicates share the same TARGET_SITEID but will have (slightly) different coordinates

TOS_FIELD_PH: Top Outlet Sediment (TOS) field pH determined by the saturated paste method using Inoculo soil pH kits (0-10 cm depth)

BOS_FIELD_PH: Bottom Outlet Sediment (BOS) field pH determined by the saturated paste method using Inoculo soil pH kits (60-80 cm depth on average)

Authors:De Caritat, P. Cooper, M.
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