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Abstract

The dataset was created by Geoscience Australia using the framework described in Section 33 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and previous Acts. The international, scheduled areas and coastal waters used in this dataset are those found in the current Australian Maritime Boundary Dataset 2014 (AMB2014a). This version contains a number of technical amendments made on the basis of user feedback. These include: - Removal of lease AC/P17 - Harmonisation of maritime boundaries, scheduled area and graticular block datasets in block SC51 The dataset is comprised of both polygons and points created to very high precision, accurate to within millimetres. The blocks have been cut by Australia's international boundaries, the scheduled areas and the coastal waters. Each block is assigned a polygon, including partial blocks. All blocks are titled with their block ID, and a list of vertices that make up the blocks. Each vertex of the dataset is also replicated as a discrete point in the points dataset. The design of the dataset allows for the exact location of every vertex to be known to millimetre precision. The corner coordinates of blocks are now defined to a high precision, and can be found by querying the appropriate point. Existing production licences AC/RL4, and AC/RL5 are included in the dataset. The blocks are attributed with fields containing information on: - Block ID - Parent 1 Million Mapsheet - Offshore Area - Epoch of the boundaries used to cut the data AMB2014 - Datum - Origin of the mapsheet in AGD66 - The position of all vertices in the block - The number of vertices in the block - The area of the block in acres - The area of the block in hectares The calculation used to find the area of the blocks is estimated to be precise to better than 1%. This is considered to be sufficient as under the permit and licensing arrangements in the OPGGS Act, the area of a block has no relevance. Therefore the area figure is provided solely for reference.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -7.0 East bound 175.0 West bound 92.0 South bound -63.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2015-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

boundaries

GA Catalogue Number

83151 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/83151/

Keywords

Thematic Data
Geospatial Information Systems

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-7.0
East bound
175.0
West bound
92.0
South bound
-63.0

Lineage

The dataset was created internally in Geoscience Australia based on the arrangements prescribed under Section 33 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. To maintain lineage with the Act, a points database was constructed first in AGD66 dividing the area into 5' by 5' blocks (5' = 5 minutes), to ensure proper presentation of the blocks in any projection additional vertices were inserted every 30" (30 seconds). The points were transformed to the GDA94 datum using the prescribed NVT2 framework where available, outside this area a 7 parameter transformation was used. The blocks were then made by connecting the pertinent points together into polygons.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

Source data not available.

Metadata File Identifier

132cbd8e-b000-0670-e053-12a3070add7e

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
custodian
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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