Abstract

A GIS data set created from a map, first published by BMR in 1983, that depicts the distribution of metamorphic facies in Australia. The original map was compiled between 1972 and 1983 by T.G. Vallance, G.W. DAddario, A.J. Stewart, J.E. Mitchell, J.F. Stirzaker, and A.S.Mikolajczak using data supplied by BMR, State and Territory Geological Surveys, Universities and the Geological Society of Australia. As a digital data set the attributes have been revised to allow relational analysis of the data within. Two formats of GIS data are provided: ArcView shape files and Mapinfo TAB files.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -11.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 113.0 South bound -44.0
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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
metamorphism
geology
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-11.0
East bound
154.0
West bound
113.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

This data was produced by scanning and vectorising the published 1 : 5 000 000 Metamorphic Map of Australia (Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, 1983). This original digital version (1995) contained several ArcInfo coverages: geological boundaries and coastline, major faults and trends. In 1996, these individual coverages were re-projected to comply with the current national dataset projections and were combined into one dataset in which the linework and the polygons were fully attributed as per the original 1983 edition. The attributes of the dataset encompass all the map surrounds but have been subsequently revised and tailored to facilitate better use in the GIS environment. As such the major attribute of the dataset is the "rock_class" which can be used to distinguish metamorphic and igneous rocks. For metamorphic rocks the items fac_series and metagrade apply and for igneous the ig_class, era and lith_desc apply.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distribution Information

Price AUD$ INCL GST
0.00

DISTRIBUTION Format

shp
mif

Ordering Instructions

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Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b238-7506-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

2000-03-17

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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