Abstract

Shows point location of large reservoirs in Australia owned by a public authority. Attribute information includes: -name of the dam wall and associated water body -name of the stream on which it is located -storage capacity and surface area of the water body -ownership -construction details of the dam wall. Data is captured from 1:1 million scale source material. Data is suitable for use in GIS applications. Product Specifications Coverage: Australia Currency: August 1990 Coordinates: Geographical Datum: AGD66 Format: ArcInfo Export, ArcView Shapefile and MapInfo mid/mif Medium: Free online and CD-ROM (fee applies)
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9 East bound 154 West bound 112 South bound -44

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Date (publication)

1990-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

42358 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/42358/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Thematic
GIS
mapping
water resources
environmental
National dataset
dataset
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

Resource Character Set

Resource Security Classification

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9
East bound
154
West bound
112
South bound
-44

Lineage

Data have been gathered from a variety of sources including: - State water authorities and other agencies' registers of dams; - Geoscience Australia's 1:100 000 and 1:250 000 topographic maps; - Various larger scale specialist maps and plans; - Annual Reports; and - Numerous private industry publications including journals and newspapers. Combining information gleaned from all the above sources, the latitude/longitude of each was calculated and added directly into the database. Depending on the detail of the source information, the calculated value was to the nearest minute at worst and second at best.

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-b795-7506-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

Metadata Contact

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