Abstract

The Australian Topographic map service is seamless national dataset coverage for the whole of Australia. The map portrays detailed graphic representation of features that appear on the Earth's surface. These features include cultural, hydrography and relief themes. SS, MS and LS refer to Small, Medium and Large Scale datasets.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound 0.0 East bound 168.0 West bound 96.0 South bound -48.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

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

GIS Dataset
National
lakes
rail
rivers
airfield
cartography
drainage
topographic
runways
places
roads
map
mapping
railways
topography
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
0.0
East bound
168.0
West bound
96.0
South bound
-48.0

Lineage

GEODATA TOPO Series 4 is the fourth generation of Geoscience Australia's topographic digital data and provides a seamless coverage of topographic data across Australia. The 1:250 000 scale topographic vector data product was initiated in the early 1990s by the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (AUSLIG), the predecessor of the National Geographic Information Group of Geoscience Australia. The programs objective was to capture for the first time a nationwide topographic digital data set at 1:250 000 scale, based principally on the conversion of existing published 1:250 000 maps to digital ArcInfo format. GEODATA TOPO-250K Version 1 contained a medium scale vector representation of the topographic features of Australia, and comprised 540 tiles, with three themes per tile. These themes protrayed Hydrography, Man Made Infrastructure and Habitation as well as Elevation Information. The national coverage was completed in 1994. Each generation of GEODATA released has improved the range, quality and quantity of the data through revision with satellite imagery and aerial photography, geographic research, information provided by authoritive sources as well as collaboration with other Federal and State government agencies and the industry. GEODATA Series 3 among other improvements merged all the tile information into single nation wide theme layers accessible via the web. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: Utilising GEODATA series 3 as a base, over the last decade significant thematic targeted revision has been occurring. Emphasis has been placed on improving planimetric accuracy and currency.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

ddbffa7e-3236-65f4-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

2013-05-28

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Related Links
Web Services
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays