Citation

Geoscience Australia provides most of its products for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. We only require that you reference the use of our data or information using the following citation:
Geoscience Australia, 2014. Geoscience Australia Flood Study Summary Web Services. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The Flood Study Summary Services support discovery and retrieval of flood hazard information. The services return metadata and data for flood studies and flood inundation maps held in the 'Australian Flood Studies Database'. The same information is available through a user interface at http://www.ga.gov.au/flood-study-web/. A 'flood study' is a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour. It defines the nature and extent flood hazard across the floodplain by providing information on the extent, level and velocity of floodwaters and on the distribution of flood flows. Flood studies are typically commissioned by government, and conducted by experts from specialist engineering firms or government agencies. Key outputs from flood studies include detailed reports, and maps showing inundation, depth, velocity and hazard for events of various likelihoods. The services are deliverables fom the National Flood Risk Information Project. The main aim of the project is to make flood risk information accessible from a central location. Geoscience Australia will facilitate this through the development of the National Flood Risk Information Portal. Over the four years the project will launch a new phase of the portal prior to the commencement of each annual disaster season. Each phase will increase the amount of flood risk information that is publicly accessible and increase stakeholder capability in the production and use of flood risk information. flood-study-search returns summary layers and links to rich metadata about flood maps and the studies that produced them. flood-study-map returns layers for individual flood inundation maps. Typically a single layer shows the flood inundation for a particular likelihood or historical event in a flood study area. To retrieve flood inundation maps from these services, we recommend: 1. querying flood-study-search to obtain flood inundation map URIs, then 2. using the flood inundation map URIs to retrieve maps separately from flood-study-map. The ownership of each flood study remains with the commissioning organisation and/or author as indicated with each study, and users of the database should refer to the reports themselves to determine any constraints in their usage.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 160.0 West bound 102.0 South bound -50.0

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)

2014

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
urban design
surfacewater hydrology
hazards
WMS
WFS
flood
Natural Hazards

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
160.0
West bound
102.0
South bound
-50.0

Lineage

This service returns metadata (information about the studies and maps) and data (the studies and maps themselves) for flood studies held in the Australian Flood Studies Database. Metadata was created by Geoscience Australia, state and territory authorities, commissioning organisations and authors. It was directly entered to the Australian Flood Studies Database, or aggregated from other databases. Regardless of the source, metadata undergoes a rigorous quality check to ensure it correctly reflects the flood study and maps. A description of a quality check process is at http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/flood/portal/national-flood-risk-information-portal/floods/share-flood-study-data.html. Data was created by the commissioning organisation or author. The methodology for each flood study is described in the flood study report. The ownership of each Flood Study remains with the commissioning organisation and/or author as indicated with each study, and users of the service should refer to the reports themselves to determine additional usage constraints.

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

f3c130c6-b675-6208-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

2014-03-04

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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