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

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date ()

2011-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

elevation

GA Catalogue Number

73078 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/73078/

Keywords

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

Resource Language

Resource Character Set

Resource Security Classification

Geographic Extent

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

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

urn:uuid: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 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
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