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Abstract

PLEASE NOTE: These data have been updated. See Related Links for new data. Geoscience Australia has the primary role in the delineation of Australia's maritime boundaries. An output of this activity is the development of the Australian Maritime Boundaries (AMB) data. AMB is a GIS data product, replacing AMBIS 2001 Version 1.1, providing access to the data for Australia's Territorial Sea Baseline (TSB) and maritime zones. AMB is a digital representation of Australia's territorial sea baseline and boundaries as established under the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973. The data also include a representation of the limits by which the adjacent areas of each of the States and of the Northern Territory are determined under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967. In the event of an inconsistency between AMB data and the baseline and limits under the legislation, the latter prevails. The data have been published by Geoscience Australia in consultation with other relevant Commonwealth Government agencies including the Attorney-General's Department, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Hydrographic Office. AMB data comprise the TSB and the outer limits of each zone, together with maritime boundaries determined by treaties between Australia and neighbouring countries. Base points that generate the zone boundaries are supplied in separate files and an extensive user guide provides useful background information. All data coordinates are supplied in the World Geodetic System (WGS 84) (ITRF 2000 @ 2000.0) which is effectively identical to the GDA94 datum. Geoscience Australia is committed to the maintenance of the maritime boundaries data to ensure it reflects the changing nature of Australia's coastline and hence the various maritime zone limits. The data reflects the location of the coastline within the constraints of available source material at the time of production. Where major differences have since been discovered, these are listed in a table of notes and cautions. AMB Data can now also be viewed on-line via AMSIS. Product Specifications Coverage: Australia including all external territories Currency: 2006 (printed map); February 2006 (data) Coordinates: Geographical Datum: WGS84 (ITRF 2000 @ 2000.0) Format: ArcInfo Export, ArcView Shapefile and MapInfo mid/mif Medium: Printed map (flat and folded); Data - Free online and CD-ROM (fee applies)
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -7.0 East bound 175.0 West bound 40.0 South bound -70.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2006-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

63565 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/63565/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Thematic
marine jurisdiction
administrative boundaries
GIS
National dataset
dataset
marine
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-7.0
East bound
175.0
West bound
40.0
South bound
-70.0

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-eae4-7506-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