Abstract

The ProvExplorer web application - http://www.ga.gov.au/provexplorer/frames.do - is a web-based map interface to the Australian Geological Provinces Database. The database contains descriptions and polygon outlines of geological provinces of the Australian continent and surrounding marine jurisdictional area. The provinces are mapped at a nominal 1:1 million scale.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.0 East bound 172.0 West bound 109.0 South bound -55.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Application

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2004

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Application
resource assessment
geoscience
National dataset
sedimentary basins
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-8.0
East bound
172.0
West bound
109.0
South bound
-55.0

Lineage

The Australian Geological Provinces database is under continual development by database administrators in line with scientific requirements. A-spatial data is managed in ORACLE and updated via ORACLE forms. Spatial data is managed via ESRI's Spatial Data Engine. Spatial and a-spatial data are then linked together for client access. Province descriptions are compiled by geologists with reference to existing literature, and undergo quality control checking for completeness and accuracy before being made available on the database website. As more recent or different descriptions of provinces are compiled, older province descriptions will be retired from the publicly available database. Province polygon outlines are compiled in geographic coordinates and GDA94 datum from geological maps at a nominal scale of 1:1 million.

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

ea9ec218-6f32-64de-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

2013-11-08

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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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