Abstract

This data set is a classification of the Australian continent into 2-dimensional surface regions. A geological region is a relatively large geographical area with a cohesive, albeit in some cases complex, geological assemblage (Bain and Draper 1997, AGSO Bulletin 240); significantly different in overall geology from the adjoining regions, and differs from geological province in that it does not include depth or time dimensions. NOTE: Specialised Geographic Information System (GIS) software is required to view this data.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 113.0 South bound -44.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1998-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

32366 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/32366/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
structural geology
GIS
geology
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
154.0
West bound
113.0
South bound
-44.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1997-01-01 / 1998-09-01

Lineage

The original data was derived from the digital version of the 1978 BMR 1:2 500 000 Geological Map of Australia. The individual units were attributed with the contents of BMR Bulletin 181 (Palfreyman, 1984). Linework and each attribute was validated against current geoscientific knowledge and the preliminary (Geology (1:2,500,000) (National Geoscience Dataset) by Shaw, Yeates, Doutch, Palfreyman and Blake, 1998)

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

a05f7892-b237-7506-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 SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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