GEOGRAPHY METADATA PROFORMA
1 ASGC (Edition 2006) Urban Centres and Localities (UC/L) Digital Boundaries, Australia (ABS cat. no. 1259.0.30.003).
2 ABS Geography Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 These digital boundaries represent Urban Centre/Locality (UC/L), Section of State (SOS), Section of State Range (SOSR). Date of effect of the UC/L and SOS Structures is 8 August 2006, the date of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.
Geographic Extent Name
4 Geographic Australia; including the external territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands & Christmas Island but excluding all other external territories.
5 Completed dataset. No further updates are planned.
Stored data format
6 Digital as separate files for each level of the ASGC 2006 structures represented.
Available format type
7 MapInfo interchange format (.mid & .mif) and ESRI Shapefile (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj) format.
8 Copyright Commonwealth of Australia administered by the ABS.
9 The PSMA topographic database to which boundaries are aligned was captured at scales which vary from 1:4,000 in urban areas to 1:250,000 in remote areas.
10 Geographical area codes & labels are 100 % validated to the 2006 edition codes & labels of the structures represented. (Reference is ABS cat no. 1216.0 and 2909.0).
11 Spatial units are closed polygons. Polygons are attributed with ASGC 2006 codes & labels. Slivers/bow-ties may be present within or between spatial units. These data include attribute records without spatial objects for administrative purposes.
12 The Urban Centre/Locality and the Section of State Structures of the ASGC Edition 2006 are represented in their entirety.
13 Datum GDA94
14 Projection Lat/Long
15 August 2007
16 Reference: Statistical Geography Vol 1: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2006 (ABS Cat. No. 1216.0). Statistical Geography Vol 3: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2006 Urban Centres/Localities (ABS Cat. No. 2909.0).
This page last updated 8 December 2008