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Onshore Energy Security Program: AEM Survey Boundary and Flight-path Shape Files

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: ANZCW0703014775

Title: Onshore Energy Security Program: AEM Survey Boundary and Flight-path Shape Files


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



Under Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program (OESP), Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) data were acquired in areas considered prospective for unconformity-related and palaeochannel-hosted uranium deposits. The program was aimed at reducing exploration risk and promoting exploration activity. The surveys were designed to reveal new information about regions by acquiring the AEM data at line spacings of one to six kilometres over relatively large areas. As well as enhancing the search for uranium and other energy sources, the survey results will be relevant in exploration for a variety of commodities and other resources, including groundwater.

This data release contains the flight-paths and survey boundaries for the three AEM surveys conducted under the OESP:

1. Paterson Province (Western Australia)

2. Pine Creek (Northern Territory)

3. Frome Embayment (South Australia)

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Surveys

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 117.7905 -10.3918, 143.7784 -10.3918, 143.7784 -34.802, 117.7905 -34.802, 117.7905 -10.3918,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -10.3918 °
South bounding latitude: -34.802 °
East bounding longitude: 143.7784 °
West bounding longitude: 117.7905 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Map Grid of Australia (MGA) GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Map Grid of Australia (MGA) GDA94

Access constraints:

Free to download

Free Data Download

Data quality


The GIS datasets contain the locations of the three AEM surveys conducted under the OESP. These surveys were delivered contractors, and this product is derived completely from information already released in the public domain.

Positional accuracy:

Positioning was via post-processed differential GPS methods. Horizontal positional accuracy of the data is approximately 1 metre (standard deviation).

Attribute accuracy:

The data have been acquired and processed to a standard of best practice at the time of acquisition of each survey.

Logical Consistency:

Not applicable.


The data are complete.

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:Hutchinson, D.K. Costelloe, M.T.