Australian River Assessment System: National Guidelines for AusRivAS Metadata
Monitoring River Health Initiative Technical Report Number 40
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISBN 0 642 55045 X ISSN 1447-1280
About the guidelines
The purpose of this document is to provide a generic template as guidance for generating AusRivAS-related metadata in order to facilitate national access and storage of river health assessment results.
Data sets containing AusRivAS information and maps depicting AusRivAS scores should be accompanied by an appropriate metadata file which is to be maintained by the relevant data custodian. An example (from the NLWRA 2001) of an AusRivAS map metadata file is set out below. Further examples are available from the Environmental Data Directory of the Environmental Resources Information Network (http://www.deh.gov.au/erin/edd/index.html) under the title of Australian River Assessment System (AusRivAS) National River Health Database and SOE 2001 - Australian Rivers Assessment System (AusRivAS) Band (Observed:Expected) scores.