West Musgrave, 2014: Geological Information Series

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CONTACT NAME: Stephen Bandy
ROLE: General Manager, Geoscience Information, Geological Survey of Western Australia
COMPANY: Department of Mines and Petroleum
ADDRESS: 100 Plain Street, East Perth, Western Australia 6004
WEBSITE URL: www.dmp.wa.gov.au/gswa
PHONE: +61 8 9222 3201
EMAIL: stephen.bandy@dmp.wa.gov.au

Category - Digital Products

  • Title - West Musgrave, 2014: Geological Information Series
  • Type - Delivery and visualization of GIS data layers on a USB
  • Format - Data layers are provided in a number of different formats including ESRI shape files (replicated in MapInfo Tab file format), MS Access mdb (database) files, CSV tables, JPEG Images, JP2 Images, and PDF documents. The Explanatory Notes System (ENS) digital database provides on-the-fly generated explanatory notes for the regional geology directly from the USB.
  • Datasets featured -
    • Geology
      • Explanatory Notes System (ENS) digital database extract
      • 1:100 000 surface geology
      • 1:100 000 interpreted bedrock geology
      • Diagrammatic geological cross-sections (PDF)
      • 1:100 000 geology mosaic image
      • 1:250 000 geology mosaic image
      • 1:500 000 interpreted bedrock geology
      • 1:500 000 tectonic units
      • 1:1 000 000 geology (Geoscience Australia)
      • 1:2 500 000 geology
      • Petrography sample sites and information
      • GSWA field observation sites and information (WAROX)
      • Geochemistry sample sites and information
      • Geochronology sample sites and information
      • Selected GSWA publications, including maps (PDF)
    • Geophysics
      • Index to geophysical surveys (MAGIX)
      • Seismic lines
      • Gravity image
      • Aeromagnetic imagery
      • Ternary radiometric image
    • Mineralization and exploration
      • Mineral exploration activities (EXACT and WAMEX)
      • Mining tenements (TENGRAPH)
      • Mines and mineral deposits (MINEDEX)
      • Petroleum and minerals exploration drillcores (WAPIMS)
    • Topography
    • Remotely sensed information
      • Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
      • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)
      • Digital elevation model from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
      • Orthophotography
  • Software platform in which it is managed - GSWA’s data packages contain spatial data that can be viewed and queried using the customers own software or the Geological Survey of Western Australia’s (GSWA) GeoMap.WA software. GeoMap.WA application is a free, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) viewer for Windows to view, query and integrate geology and resource information. GeoMap.WA can be installed from the digital data package or can be downloaded from the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Data and Software Centre website www.dmp.wa.gov.au/datacentre
  • Authors - Compilers of geology: HM Howard, R Quentin de Gromard, and RH Smithies, Compiler of mineralization data: P Abeysinghe
    The recommended reference for this publication is: Geological Survey of Western Australia 2014, West Musgrave, 2014: Geological Survey of Western Australia, Geological Information Series.
  • Published by - Published by Geological Survey of Western Australia
  • Date published or most recently updated - June 2014
  • Nominal scale - The scale of various data layers vary but in general 1:100 000 or 1:250 000
  • Language of the alphanumeric elements - English
  • URL - The all data packages that comprise the Geological Information Series products can be ordered via www.dmp.wa.gov.au/gswapublications. The data packages are too large for download. The packages range from 8Gb to 32Gb of data.

Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words)

For over 100 years GSWA has disseminated regional geoscientific and resource information. The release of the Geological Information Series products with GeoMap.WA compliments a range of delivery methods for the distribution of this information. GeoMap.WA provides improved access to a range of geoscience and resource information. It allows users to visualise, interrogate, and integrate vector and raster data types and associated attribution in an easy-to-use software application.
The West Musgrave Geological Information Series contains geoscientific data covering themes such as geology, regolith geology, field observations, geochemistry, mineral resource locations, tectonic unit boundaries, mining tenements, geological interpretations, map indices at various scales, and image data.


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