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METADATA FOR DIGITAL BOUNDARY FILES
Within the files, the States and Territories (S/T) are identified by unique one digit codes, as in the table below.
All tables show file type, file name, spatial unit field and the data type.
File Type: Destination Zone (DZN)
File Name: DZN_2016_AUST
XML METADATA FILE
The Destination Zone compressed download files include geospatial metadata data in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. The geospatial metadata conforms to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) geospatial metadata standard, ISO 19115:2003, and the associated XML implementation schema specified by ISO 19139:2012.
Date of Effect: 9 August 2016
Progress: Completed dataset
Maintenance and Update Frequency:
No further update for these boundaries are planned. The Destination Zones will be revised for the 2021 Census of Population and Housing.
Stored Data Format:
Digital as separate files for the 2016 Destination Zones.
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 and Territory 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 Destination Zone 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 Destination Zones 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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