Abstract

The National Catchment Database is a linked set of spatial layers and associated attribute tables describing key elements of the surface water hydrology of the Australian continent at a map scale of about 1:250,000. It is built upon the representation of surface drainage patterns provided by the GEODATA national 9 second Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Version 3 (ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society and Geoscience Australia, 2008). The stream network and catchment boundaries contained within the database form foundation elements of the Bureau of Meteorology's Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric), the spatial framework that underpins the Australian Water Resources Information System (AWRIS) (http://www.bom.gov.au/water/geofabric/index.shtml). This database adds additional environmental attributes not available through the AHGF. The database contains Levels 1 (drainage divisions) and 2 (aggregated river basins group) National Catchment Boundaries (NCB) in raster format including NCB Pfafstetter coding. The Vector format is available from the Bureau's Geobraic website.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 169.0 West bound 96.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - DEM topographic

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

elevation

Keywords

DEM topographic
National dataset
water resources
hydrology
environmental
GIS
digital elevation data
Topology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
169.0
West bound
96.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

gdb

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

b16ebca5-2f8f-5e61-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

2014-02-14

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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