Abstract

The railways that link urban and regional Australia have played a significant role in the development of our nation. Rail transport contributes many billions of dollars every year to Australia`s economy. Many of the products we use every day have travelled by rail at some stage in their journey. From home to work or across the country, passenger trains carry more than 500 million people each year - that`s around 25 times Australia`s population! With the opening of the Alice Springs to Darwin line in February 2004, all mainland capital cities and their ports are now connected by a 9420 kilometre network of standard gauge track, known as the Interstate Rail Network. The Railways of Australia thematic map reflects Australia`s impressive rail network. Whether it is used as a functional reference map or simply an outstanding wall-piece, Railways of Australia is a must for all rail enthusiasts and industries that rely on the nation`s rail network. Railways of Australia shows major passenger and freight lines, selected tourist railways, and metropolitan rail networks. Travelling times and distances, length of track, passenger loads, freight tonnage, and fabulous facts about Australia`s rail network are also included. This map was produced with the help of the Australasian Railway Association and Railpage. Product Specifications Coverage: Australia Scale: 1:5,000,000 (1 cm on the map measures 50km) Currency: November 2003 Coordinates: Geographical Datum: GDA94 Projection: Simple Conic on two standard parallels 18S and 36S Medium: Printed map - flat or folded Forward Program: Map will be updated as required
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 155.0 West bound 110.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Thematic Map - Infrastructure

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2004

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Thematic Map
Infrastructure
transport
culture
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
155.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Data sourced from Geoscience Australia, Australasian Railway Association, and Railpage.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine+hardcopy

Distribution Information

Price AUD$ INCL GST
9.25

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf
tif

Ordering Instructions

http://www.ga.gov.au/products-services/how-to-order-products/sales-centre.html

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-dba3-7506-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

2003-10-03

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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