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Australian Rangeland Boundaries

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Creation Date: 20001018
Revision Date: 20130101
Presentation format: digital map
Unique resource identifier:

Party responsible for the resource:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Parks Data Manager
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: parks.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
BOUNDARIES Biophysical
LAND
LAND Cover
Thesaurus name:
Title: ANZLIC Search Words

Abstract:
The rangelands are those areas where the rainfall is too low or unreliable and the soils too poor to support regular cropping. They cover about 80% of Australia and include savannas, woodlands, shrublands, grasslands and wetlands. The rangeland boundary as defined by the Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System (ACRIS) is based on mapped bioregions and, specifically, those largely undisturbed or natural bioregions (Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, IBRA version 7.0) within Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. The boundary in Queensland was modified according to some local government (i.e. shire) boundaries. The boundary was jointly defined by members of the ACRIS Management Committee and revised by the ACRIS Management Unit based on IBRA v7 mapping.

STAT7 is the ACRIS numbering of states based on IBRA7. STAT6 is the ACRIS numbering of states, based on IBRA6.1.

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

Resource constraints:
Access constraints:
This dataset is available under the CC-BY data licensing model so users are required to acknowledge the Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System (ACRIS) as the source of the data in any of their uses.
Limitations of use:
THE COMMONWEALTH CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE DATA, INCLUDING ANY THIRD PARTY DATA, IS FREE FROM ERRORS, AND DOES NOT WARRANT THE QUALITY, PERFORMANCE OR SUITABILITY OF THE DATA FOR ANY PURPOSE.

THE LICENSEE ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELECTION OF THE DATA TO ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS, AND FOR ITS USE.

THE LICENSEE ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF ANY RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE DATA, AND MUST EXERCISE ALL APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE PLACING RELIANCE ON THOSE RESULTS.

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: 153.638340
East longitude: 153.638340
North latitude: -9.141290
South latitude: -43.860400

Supplemental information:
to be published externally

Point of contact:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Parks Data Manager
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: parks.metadata@environment.gov.au

Spatial Representation:

Spatial Representation - Vector:

Reference System Information:

Reference system identifier:
Value:

Data Quality Information:

Scope of quality information: dataset

Lineage:
This revision is based on v7 IBRA and sub-IBRA boundaries, the Australian coastline and, for parts of Queensland, shire boundaries. This delineation was specified by Queensland members of the ACRIS Management Committee in v1 of the rangelands boundary and retained here.

Source data acknowledgements:
Australian Government Department of the Environment
The Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System ( ACRIS) Management Committee
Significant portions of the Australian Rangelands dataset are based on the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) sub region boundaries dataset maintained by the Australian Government Department of the Environment.
Contributors to this IBRA dataset include those agencies listed below:
NSW: Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)
VIC: Dept of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)
TAS: Dept Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
WA: Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC);
SA: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
NT: Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS)
QLD: On 30 March 2012 the Queensland Government announced machinery-of-government changes for departments. The functions of the former Department of Environment and Resource Management will now be delivered by the following departments: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, Department of Energy and Water Supply, Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts

Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy:
Less than two kilometres in most areas of Australia. Generally, the data is accurate to at least 1:250,000

Data quality report - Attribute accuracy:
100%

STAT7 is the IBRA7 numbering of states
STAT6 is the ACRIS numbering of states, based on IBRA6.1

Data quality report - Conceptual consistency:
ERIN checked the topology

Data quality report - Completeness:
Complete

Distribution Information:

Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Available format:
Format name: ArcGIS File geodatabase
Format version: 1
Available format:
Format name: Shapefile
Format version: 1
Transfer options:
Online source:
Online location: Australian Rangeland Boundaries
Description: Offline Data
Online source:
Online location: Australian Rangeland Boundaries
Description: Downloadable Data

Metadata Information:

Metadata language: eng
Metadata character set: utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Last update: 20140205
Metadata contact:
Organisation's name: Australian Government Department of the Environment
Contact's position: Parks Data Manager
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: parks.metadata@environment.gov.au
Name of the metadata standard used: ANZLIC Metadata Profile
Version of the metadata standard: 1.1
Metadata identifier: 487b9fc0-c4f9-404a-9a55-635ebf000106