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Euclidean Distance to the Australian Coastline (in metres)

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: ANZCW0703015095

Title: Euclidean Distance to the Australian Coastline (in metres)


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

The ArcInfo grid represents the direct distance from any location to the nearest Australian coast line. The distance unit is metre.

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 GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-grid ArcInfo grid GDA94

Access constraints:

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

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Data quality

Lineage:

The data was created in ArcGIS Desktop using the following procedure. 1.converted the coast250k polygon feature class into a line feature class; 2.selected Australian main coast lines, tasmania, and several offshore major islands; 3. simplified the selected features using a 30 km tolerance; 4. project the line feature class to world sinusoidal. 5. calculated euclidean distance from it 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/ANZCW0703015095.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703015095.xml

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Authors:Huang, Z. Potter, A.
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