Metadata : Land Units of Curtin Springs Station
Name:AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile
Date Metadata Extracted:2022-12-10
Date Metadata Last Updated:2020-07-31
Current URL (HTML format) : http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771203D06B6E040CD9B0F274EFE
Current URL (XML format) : http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=xml&metadata_id=2DBCB771203D06B6E040CD9B0F274EFE
Title:Land Units of Curtin Springs Station
Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
This polygon spatial dataset provides information on the land unit boundaries of Curtin Springs Station, Northern Territory and describes dominant landform, soils and vegetation. The survey area of 4,180 km2 is located approximately 350km south-west of Alice Springs.
The original field survey was undertaken in 1995 at a mapping scale of 1:100,000.
Core attributes describing the land units, as defined by this department, were added to the spatial dataset in July 2020.
- North Bounding Coordinate:-24.498583
- South Bounding Coordinate:-25.998604
- East Bounding Coordinate:132.501304
- West Bounding Coordinate:131.501297
Character Set: Latin 1
Maintenance and Update Frequency:notPlanned
Data Currency Start Date:1996-01-03
Data Currency End Date:2020-07-31
Access Constraint:Download the spatial data package (contains spatial data, maps and reports) via data.nt.gov.au/
You are licensed to use the DENR geospatial products on the terms and conditions set out in: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0) at: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
If you do not agree to the terms and conditions you must not use the geospatial products.
You are free to copy, communicate and adapt the licensed material, provided that you abide by the licence terms (including Attribution) and attribute the licensed material using the statement:
Supplied by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Copyright Northern Territory Government.
Lineage:Original map unit boundaries delineated from aerial photographs and stereoscope interpretation. Map units transferred to topographic map sheets via a mapograph. Original maps were hardcopy only. With the advent of geographic information systems polygons were digitised by rectifying the original hard copy maps.
Map unit boundaries derived using aerial photography and digital satellite imagery, geological and topographic data. Field data (site information) described and classified according to national standards at the time of capture.
Map unit polygons collected via geographic information system (ArcGIS/MapInfo). Core landform, soil and vegetation attributes attached to map units with additional attributes unique to individual surveys.
A set of department land unit core attributes were compiled for this survey and joined to the land unit polygons in July 2020.
Positional Accuracy:Polygon data - Map unit boundaries transferred from aerial photographs to topographic maps, using the best available topographic mapping at the time (generally 1:100 000) via a mapograph. Level of accuracy depends on the number of control points on individual aerial photographs. Control points include creek lines, cadastre and other topographic features. Depending on the nature of the landscape (the number of control points), positional accuracy may vary. Positional accuracy generally considered moderate to high.
Point data - Site point coordinates collected from a geographic positioning system with general accuracy of within 100m. Selective availability during this time prevented increased accuracy.
Attribute Accuracy:The attribute information conforms to the 'Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook' at time of capture.
Attributes assigned according to the dominant feature. For example, where ten sites have been grouped to describe a particular map unit and two different soils described from these sites then the dominant soil is chosen. The department has assigned a list of core attribute values, described in the Data Dictionary below, to each polygon.
The attribute naming format uses 10 characters with no spaces to be suitable for an ESRI shape-file format. An alias attribute name is applied to an ESRI file geo-database format.
Logical Consistency:GIS editing tools were used to rectify all overshoots and undershoots in line work. Polygon topology rules applied are; must not overlap, must not have gaps and each polygon has only one label.
Name Organisation Position Role Phone Fax Data Requests Officer Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security Geospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department) distributor email@example.com
Attribute Attribute Description Possible Code Code Description 01. SURVEY_NME Alias: Survey Name
The name of the survey area or report to which the mapping refers
02. SURVEY_ID Alias: Survey Identifier
A department code that usually refers to the first five characters from the original survey site sheet.
03. LAND_UNIT Alias: Land Unit
The LAND_UNIT field is the land unit label from the spatial dataset (ie 9a2).
04. LF_CLASS Alias: Landform Class
Landform class is a system adopted by the department. The categories do not conform to national criteria even though some have been sourced from Australian Soil and Land Survey - Field Handbook (Mc Donald et.al. 1998).
05. SOIL_SYS Alias: Soil Classification System
The soil classification system used to describe the soil in the land unit description
06. SOIL Alias: Dominant Soil Order
The dominant soil order described in a land unit is recorded.
07. VEG_SYS Alias: Veg Classification System
The National Vegetation Information System (NVIS) classification system.
08. VEG_STRUC Alias: Dominant Veg Structure
Vegetation structural classes from NVIS (ESCAVI 2003), Walker and Hopkins (1998) and Specht (1970) classification schemes
09. SPECIES_1 Alias: Veg Dom Species 1
The dominant vegetation species described in a land unit. The order of species listed determines their dominance.
10. SPECIES_2 Alias: Veg Dom Species 2
Where 2 dominant vegetation species were described in a land unit. The order of species listed determines their dominance.
11. SPECIES_3 Alias: Veg Dom Species 3
Where 3 dominant vegetation species described in a land unit. The order of species listed determines their dominance
12. LF_DESC Alias: Landform Description
Landform description includes details about landform, and general notes pertaining to slope, surface gravel and other details describing the land unit.
13. SOIL_DESC Alias: Soil Description
Soil description includes an ASC or Northcote/other soil classification and usually includes colour, soil depth and other notes describing the soil.
14. VEG_DESC Alias: Vegetation Description
The dominant species and its structure are recorded. Occasionally it will include minor vegetation communities also noted in the land unit description and/or notes specific to the community.
Department Survey Code: (Land Units) CURTI_100
Jessop P.J. and King D.J. (1996)
THE LAND RESOURCES OF CURTIN SPRINGS STATION (1996)
Technical Memorandum No TM 96/7, Department of Lands, Planning and Environment, Alice Springs, NT.
- Download the report (PDF) via the Northern Territory Library; hdl.handle.net/10070/238249
- Download the map product created for this survey; www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/mpds/get_file?file_id=8682
This record maintained using the NTLIS Metadata Tool