Abstract

A seamless Regolith Map of Australia drawn from field-defined regolith-landform data at approx 1:250k scale for QLD and NT, and additionally from SA regolith data derived from the South Australian Regolith Map (1:2 Million) published in 2012, and generalised by Geoscience Australia to 1:5 000 000 for matching with existing data.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.590413 East bound 153.55217 West bound 129.0 South bound -38.06047

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

75626 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/75626/

Keywords

Regolith Map
regolith
geomorphology
landforms
mineral exploration
mapping
AU-NT
AU-QLD
AU-SA
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.590413
East bound
153.55217
West bound
129.0
South bound
-38.06047

Lineage

The Regolith Map of Australia 1:5M scale dataset (2013 edition) is a seamless but partial national coverage of regolith-landform units, compiled for use at around 1:5 million scale. The data maps high-level regolith-landform units. The units appear as polygon geometries, and with attribute information identifying high-level regolith and landform nomenclatures and their hierarchy. The 2013 dataset is a completely new portrayal of Australia's regolith from that presented much earlier in 1986, in which a whole of continent view of Australia's regolith was based on a simpler desktop-based 1:5 Million continental regolith terrain assessment, not directly linked with landforms and published by the Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics. The 2013 edition incorporates new published mapping in South Australia (2012), integrated with earlier field-based regolith-landform mapping data from the Northern Territory (2006) and later Queensland (2008). The attribute structure of the new dataset is also revised to be more compatible with the GeoSciML data standard, published by the IUGS Commission for Geoscience Information. The map data is compiled largely from simplifying and edge-matching of 1:250 000 scale regolith compilation maps. Some source regolith and geologic maps ranging in scale from 1:50 000 to 1:1 million were used together with LANDSAT7, radiometric, magnetics, and gravity imagery, in addition to a 9second digital elevation model. In some areas where the only available geological maps were old and poorly located, some repositioning of mapping using recent satellite imagery or geophysics was employed.

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

Source Description

The map data is compiled largely from simplifying and edge-matching of 1:250 000 scale regolith compilation maps. Some source regolith and geologic maps ranging in scale from 1:50 000 to 1:1 million were used together with LANDSAT7, radiometric, magnetics, and gravity imagery, in addition to a 9second digital elevation model.

Metadata File Identifier

d82c63c2-4ccc-2699-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