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Euclidean Distance to the Australian Coastline

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: ANZCW0703015079

Title: Euclidean Distance to the Australian Coastline


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

The dataset represents the direct distance from any location to the nearest part of the Australian

coast line. The distance unit is decimal degree.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Mapping
  • MARINE

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 108.2216 -7.9416, 164.2216 -7.9416, 164.2216 -48.1516, 108.2216 -48.1516, 108.2216 -7.9416,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -7.9416 °
South bounding latitude: -48.1516 °
East bounding longitude: 164.2216 °
West bounding longitude: 108.2216 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2008-08-01

Ending date: 2008-08-01


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-grid ArcInfo grid WGS84
Available format type:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-grid ArcInfo grid WGS84

Access constraints:

This material is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

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Data quality

Lineage:

The data were created in ArcGIS Desktop using the following procedure. 1. Converted the coast

250k polygon feature class into a line feature class; 2. Selected Australian mainland coast lines,

Tasmania, and several major offshore islands: Bathurst Island, Melville Island, Croker Island,

Groote Island, Mornington Island, Fraser Island, Moreton Island, North Stradbroke Island,

Flinders Island, Cape Barren Island, King Island, Kangaroo Island, Dirk Hartog Island, and

Barrow Island; 3. Simplified the selected features using a 30 km tolerance; 4. Calculated

Euclidean distance from selected features to obtain the ArcInfo grid.

Positional accuracy:

Given that the Australian coastline has been simplified using a 30 km tolerance, the positional

accuracy is about 30 km.

Attribute accuracy:

Not applicable, as there is not any attribute associated with the raster data.

Logical Consistency:

Visual assessment on the raster data indicates that its logical consistency is good.

Completeness:

Completed


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/ANZCW0703015079.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703015079.xml

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Authors:Huang, Z.
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