GEOGRAPHY METADATA PROFORMA
1 ASGC (Edition 2006) Remoteness Structure (RA) Digital Boundaries, Australia (ABS cat. no. 1259.0.30.004).
2 ABS Geography Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 These digital boundaries represent the Remoteness Structure which forms part of the 2006 edition of the ASGC. The purpose of the Remoteness structure is to describe Australia in terms of a measurement of remoteness. This is the second edition of the ASGC to include a Remoteness Structure and the boundaries have been updated based on 2006 Census data.
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, .shp.xml, .sbx, .sbn) 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).
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 Remoteness Area Structures of the ASGC Edition 2006 are represented in their entirety.
13 Datum GDA94
14 Projection Lat/Long
15 November 2007
16 Reference: Statistical Geography Volume 1 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2006 (ABS cat. no. 1216.0).