Abstract

In order to understand the effects a natural or man-made disaster could have on a community we need to know as much as we can about the people and buildings that occupy that area. This includes information about: People: how many people will be affected and where they live Buildings: the type of construction materials used, the number of storeys, and age all contribute to how a building withstands damage Cost : how much will it cost to rebuild a house or replace contents if damaged This information is used to not only investigate physical impacts of a disaster, but also forms base information that is needed to help inform the socio-economic impacts, such as loss to the business community when impacted by severe cyclonic wind storms. This information is used when calculating the risk from natural and man-made disasters in order to inform policy and operational decision makers of the impact on Australian communities. The National Exposure Information System (NEXIS) aims to capture this information to create up-to-date aggregated exposure data based upon building level for all residential, commercial and industrial building in Australia. Geoscience Australia (GA) embarked on the development of the National Exposure Information System (NEXIS) project in response to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reform commitment on Australia's ability to manage natural disasters and other emergencies. The COAG commitment was for the establishment of a nationally consistent system of data collection, research and analysis to ensure a sound knowledge base on natural disasters and disaster mitigation - (DOTARS 2002). NEXIS is also an important component for improving several projects of national interest within Geoscience Australia (GA). These include the Disaster Resilience Advice Information (DRAI), Climate hazards and Risk Section (CHRS) and the Vulnerability, Resilience and Mitigation (VRM) which investigate natural and man-made risks and their impacts on the community. NEXIS information is available at Local Government Are (LGA) & Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Resource

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Resource
risk analysis
data
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
154.0
West bound
112.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

NEXIS utilises best available information from data custodians including: - Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF®) for spatial locations of known addresses supplied by Pitney Bowes Software Pty Ltd - Property Cadastre for cadastral parcel size and location supplied by Pitney Bowes Software Pty Ltd - StreetPro Australia for commercial and industrial building location and use supplied by Pitney Bowes Software Pty Ltd - Geoscience Australia's National Mapping 1:25,000 scale homestead data - Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) administrative boundaries 2011 - 2012 and 2011 Census of Population and Housing Survey data. - Altus Group Cost Management Pty Ltd, 2010. Costing Modules for Residential Buildings. - Turner & Townsend Pty Ltd, 2010. CBD and Industrial Building Costing Modules. -Cityscope for detailed property information about the nations capital cities supplied by RP Data Ltd -Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) provides information about land use, employment and economic activity across the entire City of Melbourne -Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water, Office of the Valuer General. - South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Office of the Valuer General. - ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) - Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) - Western Australia Land Information Authority Landgate

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

xls

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

d74ae23f-0c23-11a8-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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