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

Product Type/Sub Type

software

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2004-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

software

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

78502 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/78502/

Keywords

Application
sedimentary basins
National dataset
geoscience
resource assessment
AU
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
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

Source data not available.

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 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