Abstract

Australia has been divided into 392 Regolith Terrain Units on the basis of dominant topography, geology and regolith. Full details available in BMR Record 1986/27 has been used to attribute this dataset.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -11.0 East bound 153.0 West bound 113.0 South bound -43.5
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1998

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
dataset
GIS
regolith
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-11.0
East bound
153.0
West bound
113.0
South bound
-43.5

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The attributes of the data set were originally compiled in hard copy, as BMR Record 1986/27. Ths data was compiled at 1:5 000 000 scale from regolith mapping work done by several authors. The accompanying 1:5 000 000 map was digitised in Arcinfo at NRIC in 1993. Polygon attributes were obtained from a selected digital version of the text Record 1986/27 at that time. In June 1998 the selected attributes of the Arcinfo dataset were reviewed and mostly discarded. New attribute data based on all the original Record 1986/27 data was compiled into a spreadsheet and compared to the regolith mapping codes used for the production of AGSO's current Regolith maps and stored in the corporate Regolith database RTMAP. Modification of some original data and the addition of classification attributes occurred on the tabular data before addition to the original Arcinfo coverage.

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distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b13e-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

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 Date Stamp

2014-02-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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