Government agencies use this data to better manage water resources. The Australian Hydrological Geospatial fabric (Geofabric) is released through the Bureau of Meteorology which provides a framework for discovering, querying, reporting and modelling water information aligned with the definitions under the Water Act 2007 .
Government agencies use this data to
Define administrative boundaries; catchments and aquifers can form the boundaries between adjacent state governments or other administrative areas
Model areas of interest
Manage Environmental assets
Asset management and monitoring
Managing flood risk
Modelling water flow
Standards and Specifications
AS1199.0-2003 Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes
AS4590:2006 Interchange of client information
ISO19100 series Geographic information
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specification 1.1.0 (OGC Document No. 04-094)
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification 1.3.0 (OGC Document No. 06-042)
The National Catchment dataset provides a seamless surface catchment layer for Australia. The dataset feature is based upon polygons converted from a regular 9 second grid delineating the surface for the Australian continent.
The Dataset includes a unique spatial identifier for each line feature. The identifier will be used to maintain the dataset and to incorporate higher resolution datasets in the future.