Eco Companion Australasia
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References for defining Australian locations, geospatial regions, and geographic place names

Dataset description contents:

Note: this dataset description is metadata (data about data) which describes the actual dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2 (February 2001)


ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW1003100006

Title: References for defining Australian locations, geospatial regions, and geographic place names

Custodian: IndexGeo Pty Ltd

Jurisdiction: Australia



This dataset comprises a collection of references for defining locations, geospatial regions, and geographic place names in the region of Australia.

The collection includes: online services, coordinating agencies, dataset descriptions (metadata), and publications.

The dataset is an HTML file, listing the URLs of the various online resources, facilities, and dataset descriptions.

The reference collection includes many types of region and location: major catchment boundaries and drainage basins, oceans and seas, biogeographic, postcode, states and territories, topographic map sheet names, towns and localities, gazetteers, place name lookup services, electoral boundaries, local government areas (LGA), census collection districts, ...

ANZLIC search words:

Spatial domain:

Geographic extent name:
Australia including external territories - AUSAAT

Geographic bounding box:
Outer bounding rectangle as Latitude/Longitude coordinates based on the WGS84 datum (expressed as both Degrees Minutes Seconds and as decimal Degrees):


Data currency

Beginning date: 24 September 1997 (1997-09-24)
Ending date: Current

Dataset status

Progress: In progress
Maintenance and update frequency: Monthly


Stored data format:
Digital HTML
Available format type:
Digital HTML - single WWW page (about 22 Kbytes). See
Access constraints:
No restrictions. Available at cost of transfer.

Data quality


First edition.

Positional accuracy:

Not relevant

Attribute accuracy:

The various on-line services and documents that are referenced by this dataset are verified every month by automated "link checking" services.

Logical consistency:

The dataset is a well-formatted HTML page, with separate sections for the various types of resource.


The entries are those known to the custodian. Surely there are more. If you have any suggestions for updates or additions to this collection, then please contact us.

Contact information

Contact organisation: IndexGeo Pty Ltd
Contact position: Data Manager
Postal address: 160 Cowper Street
Locality: Goulburn
State: NSW
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2580
Telephone: 0419 259 705
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 17 July 2001 (2001-07-17)
Metadata reference:

Additional metadata

The actual dataset is available at:

This dataset description complies with ANZLIC Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2 (February 2001) and XML DTD ANZMETA 1.3 (metadata validation date: 2001-07-17)