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METADATA FOR DIGITAL BOUNDARY FILES
State and Territory Codes and Names
All tables show file type, file name, spatial unit field and the data type.
File Type: Remoteness Area (RA)
File Name (s): RA_2016_AUST
XML METADATA FILE
The compressed download files include geospatial metadata data for each region type in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. The geospatial metadata conforms to International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) geospatial metadata standard, ISO 19115:2003, and the associated XML implementation schema specified by ISO 19139:2012.
Date of Effect: 16 March 2018
Progress: Completed dataset
Maintenance and Update Frequency: No further updates for these boundaries are planned. The ASGS will be revised in 2021.
Stored Data Format:
Digital as a file for the RA level of the ASGS 2016.
The digital boundary files are in MapInfo TAB format (.TAB), MapInfo Interchange Format (.MID .MIF), Geopackage and ESRI Shapefile (.shp) format.
Spatial Representation Type:
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia administered by the ABS. Unless otherwise noted, content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.
Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94)
The digital boundary files have the datum specified as 116 (GDA94). Users of MapInfo 6.0 or later are able to load data sets based on GDA94 directly, without transformation. Earlier versions of MapInfo cannot interpret GDA94 correctly and there may be alignment problems between data sets based on this datum and other earlier datums.
Geographical (i.e. Latitudes and Longitudes)
Extent - Geographic Bounding Box:
North Bounding Latitude: -8
South Bounding Latitude: -45
West Bounding Latitude: 96
East Bounding Latitude: 169
Mesh Block boundaries were created using various sources including the PSMA digital datasets and ABS boundaries, zoning information from state planning agencies and imagery.
Positional accuracy is an assessment of the closeness of the location of the spatial objects in relation to their true positions on the earth's surface.
The positional accuracy includes:
Positional accuracy for ABS boundaries is dependent on the accuracy of the features they have been aligned to. ABS boundaries are aligned to a number of layers supplied by PSMA with an accuracy of +/-50 mm. PSMA layers and their positional accuracy are as follows:
All codes and labels for the 2016 Remoteness Structure are fully validated.
Regions are closed polygons. Attribute records without spatial objects have been included in the data for administrative purposes.
All geographic levels of the 2016 Remoteness Structure are represented.
Contact Organisation: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Contact: For further information email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or contact the National Information and Referral Service (NIRS) on 1300 135 070.
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