Abstract

The principal aquifers of Australia (National Geoscience Dataset) has been used to produce the hydrogeology map of the Australian continent. It is described in terms of principal aquifers, defined as those producing the best quality water at highest yield from shallowest depth. Aquifers are defined as porous or fissured, and subdivided in terms of their extent and productivity; these aspects are shown in solid colour on the map.
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
geology
GIS
hydrogeology
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

Produced from the 1:5 000 000 scale Hydrogeology of Australia map (Jacobsen and Lau, 1987), involving conversion of IGDS files into Arcinfo and creating topology and attributing polygons. Later inclusion of AGSO standard attributes feature and UFI in 1998.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

mif
shp

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-8d5d-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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