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Murray-Darling Basin Boundary - Water Act 2007

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Creation Date: 20080403
Revision Date: 20080403
Presentation format: digital map
Unique resource identifier:

Party responsible for the resource:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Water Data Metadata
Contact's role: custodian
Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 02 6274 1111
Fax: 02 6274 1666
Address:
Delivery point:
GPO Box 787
City: Canberra
Administrative area: ACT
Postal code: 2601
Country: Australia
e-mail address: water.metadata@environment.gov.au

Party responsible for the resource:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Metadata Publisher
Contact's role: publisher
Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: (02) 6274 1111
Fax: (02) 6274 1333
Address:
Delivery point:
GPO Box 787
City: CANBERRA
Administrative area: ACT
Postal code: 2601
Country: Australia
e-mail address: metadata@environment.gov.au

Themes or categories of the resource: boundaries
Theme keywords:
BOUNDARIES Administrative
Thesaurus name:
Title: ANZLIC Search Words

Abstract:
The boundary of the Murray-Darling Basin as defined in Section 4 (1) of the Water Act 2007. The boundary was derived from the dataset that is titled "Australia's River Basins 1997" and is dated 30 June 1997.

Dataset language: English
Dataset character set: utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Update Status: completed
Maintenance:
Update frequency: 012

Resource constraints:
Access constraints:
Available for public download under a OSDM licence agreement.

Spatial representation type: vector
Resource format:
Format name: SDE Feature Class
Format version: 1
Spatial resolution:
Dataset's scale:
Scale denominator: 250000
Resource's bounding rectangle:
Extent type: Full extent in decimal degrees
Extent contains the resource: Yes
West longitude: 138.568467
East longitude: 152.488546
North latitude: -24.585618
South latitude: -37.682084

Supplemental information:
to be published externally

Point of contact:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Water Data Metadata
Contact's role: point of contact
Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 02 6274 1111
Fax: 02 6274 1666
Address:
Delivery point:
GPO Box 787
City: Canberra
Administrative area: ACT
Postal code: 2601
Country: Australia
e-mail address: water.metadata@environment.gov.au

Spatial Representation:

Spatial Representation - Vector:

Reference System Information:

Reference system identifier:
Value: GCS_GDA_1994

Data Quality Information:

Scope of quality information: dataset

Lineage:
Data for basin boundaries have been captured by relevant State and Territory authorities from 1:10 000 to 1:250 000 scale source material. The balance of data are from Geoscience Australia's GEODATA Coast 100K which includes coastlines and State and Territory borders.

The following processing has been undertaken by the Department:
- Projected from AGD66 to GDA94 using NTV2 transformation. Minor attribute edits.
- Dissolved by BNAME (Basin name) to form 245 features. Attribute edits.
- Dissolved by DNUM (Division number) and DNAME (Division name) to form 12 features.
- Minor changes to field names
- Created a subset with the following query: DDIV_NAME = '4. Murray-Darling Drainage Division'
- Minor attribute edit to DDIV_NAME (edited to 'Murray-Darling Basin') and dropped DDIV_NUM field.
- Area_ha field added, and area in hectares calculated using Albers projection with GDA94 datum.

Source data acknowledgements:
Murray-Darling Basin Boundary - Water Act 2007
(c) Department of the Environment, 2008.

Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy:
Variable - dependant on scale of source material

Data quality report - Attribute accuracy:
Not documented

Data quality report - Conceptual consistency:
Data is topologically correct.

Data quality report - Completeness:
Complete for Australia.

Distribution Information:

Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Available format:
Format name: Shapefile
Format version: 1
Transfer options:
Online source:
Online location: Murray-Darling Basin Boundary - Water Act 2007
Description: Offline Data
Online source:
Online location: Murray-Darling Basin Boundary - Water Act 2007
Description: Downloadable Data

Metadata Information:

Metadata language: eng
Metadata character set: utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Last update: 20131028
Metadata contact:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Water Data Metadata
Contact's role: point of contact
Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 02 6274 1111
Fax: 02 6274 1666
Address:
Delivery point:
GPO Box 787
City: Canberra
Administrative area: ACT
Postal code: 2601
Country: Australia
e-mail address: water.metadata@environment.gov.au
Name of the metadata standard used: ANZLIC Metadata Profile
Version of the metadata standard: 1.1
Metadata identifier: 41F867A7-789E-49CC-97A4-42378A430829