Forbes Geoscience Database (2001)
$110 (per CD)
Date released: Mar 2001
Data formats: ESRI shapefiles, MapInfo tables
Content: GIS formatted datasets include 1:250 000 and 1:100 000 scale geology; regolith data, drill holes, mineral deposits, petrological data, stream sediment data, whole rock geochemistry, geochronology, fossil data, exploration licences, geographical information and geophysical data (TMI, DTM, Ternary Radiometric and Landsat). Apart from the geophysical images, these datasets have not been updated during the 2012 upgrade of this data package. All other datasets remain current to the original date of publication (Mar. 2001). Contact Geospatial for more information. Full coverage across the Forbes 1:250 000 sheet (Forbes SI/55-7) and coverage across six 1:100 000 sheets (Condobolin - 8331, Bogan Gate - 8431, Parkes - 8531, Wyalong - 8330, Marsden - 8430, Grenfell - 8530).
Extent: Covers the Forbes 1:250,000 map sheet area
Comments: The GIS data contained in this data package was originally compiled for earlier (now unsupported) versions of ESRI & MapInfo GIS software. As a result, some of the customisation originally incorporated into these packages may not completely function in more recent ESRI & MapInfo GIS software. Also note that the GIS data in this package was compiled in 2001 using the now-superseded AGD66 datum but has been reprojected to the current (GDA94) datum as part of the October 2012 upgrade. This update includes: Reprojected GIS data (Transformed from AGD66 datum) to GDA_1994_MGA_Zone_55. Creation of MXD and PMF files for improved ESRI functionality. Updated workspaces for enhanced performance in more recent versions of Mapinfo. Creation of KMZ files for operability within Google Earth. Updated geophysical images - Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI, 50m, 1VD RTP), Digital Elevation Model, Composite K-U-Th Radiometric, Landsat Image. ESRI/Arc Shapefiles, MXD and PMF - MapInfo Tables and Workspaces.
Produced by the Resources and Geoscience in NSW
Price includes GST