Metadata : Groundwater in the Western Davenport Water Control District, Northern Territory


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Name:AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile


Date Metadata Extracted:2023-12-12

Date Metadata Last Updated:2014-01-23

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ANZLIC Identifier:F097D200A42449A5E040CD9B21440C35

Title: Groundwater in the Western Davenport Water Control District, Northern Territory

Citation Date:2013-11-01

Date Type:creation

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



This spatial dataset, surveyed at a scale of 1:500,000, provides polygon information on the aquifer extent, aquifer types, groundwater quality and generalised bore yields in the various aquifers present. Additional information on groundwater levels is included. The purpose of this survey was to provide an overview of the groundwater resources for planning and management

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Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:notPlanned

Data Currency Start Date:2013-11-01

Data Currency End Date:2013-06-01

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Data Quality

Lineage:The aquifer map boundaries were derived from 1:250,000 scale geological maps and modified using borehole data and regional geophysical surveys. The water level information was obtained from standing water level measurements taken over a wide range of times.
The map unit boundaries polygon collected via geographic Information system (ArcGIS). Core water resources attributes attached to map units boundary with additional attributes unique to individual surveys. The ESRI Geodatabase, MapInfo Table and Google Earth KML derived using FME Workbench. The published map is derived from the ESRI Shape using Microstation Bentley MicroStation Design (V8) software.
The core attributes information associated with the groundwater, surface water and water development dataset was derived from the original map's legend and annotations. File name West-Davenport-WCD_Groundwater_500k.pdf

Positional Accuracy:Positional accuracy of 500 metres from geological base information.

Attribute Accuracy:Aquifer boundaries derived mainly from surface geology with minor modifications based on available widely spaced borehole data

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.



Data Requests OfficerDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecurityGeospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department)

Data Dictionary

AttributeAttribute DescriptionPossible CodeCode Description
ACTTDS_DESCThe ACTTDS_DESC field is the actual range of groundwater TDS as specified on the map
ACTYLD_RAThe ACTYLD_RA field is the actual range of bore yields in Litres / seconds, as specified on the map
AQUIFERThe AQUIFER field describes the types of pore spaces which constitute the aquifer
AQ_SCALEThe AQ_SCALE field indicates the lateral extend of groundwater flow systems
GEO_FORMThe GEO_FORM field identifies the geological formation (or other geological subdivision such as group or member) derived from the latest geological map
GEO_LABELThe GEO_LABEL field is the geological label derived from the latest geology map
NOTEThe NOTE field is for any further information about aquifer or groundwater properties not included in the other fields
ROCK_TYPEThe ROCK_TYPE field identifies the dominant rock types that comprise the aquifer
STDTDS_MAXThe STDTDS_MAX field is the maximum expected Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of the groundwater
STDTDS_MINThe STDTDS_MIN field is the minimum expected Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of the groundwater
STDYLD_MAX The STDYLD_MAX field is the minimum in Litres / seconds (L/s) of the range of yield in which the majority of the bores fall
STDYLD_MINThe STDYLD_MIN field is the minimum in Litres / seconds (L/s) of the range of yield in which the majority of the bores fall
SURVEY_IDThe SURVEY_ID field is the abbreviated name of the survey and the first (sometimes six) characters from the dataset file name
SURVEY_NMEThe SURVEY_NME is the report to which the mapping refers

Supplementary Information

No report available - MAP AND MAP LEGEND ONLY.

GIS data formats not yet available.

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