Bathurst Urban Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2011 (First Edition)

The Hydrogeological Landscape (HGL) concept provides a structure for the understanding of how salinity manifests itself in the landscape and how differences in salinity are expressed across the landscape. A HGL spatially defines areas of similar salt stores and pathways for salt mobilisation. The process of HGL determination relies on the integration of a number of factors: geology, soils, slope, regolith depth, and climate; an understanding of the differences in salinity development; and the impacts (land salinity/salt load/water electrical conductivity) in landscapes. Information sources such as soils maps, site characterisation, salinity site mapping, hydrogeological conditions and surface and groundwater data are combined to develop standard templates for each HGL. The focus of this package is the Bathurst urban area managed by the Bathurst Regional Council (BRC). This metadata relates to the maps and digital spatial data developed for the project, including derivative maps to assist in land management decision making. This includes information on salinity management from the perspectives of land use design, scales and types of management, landscape function, management strategies, actions and outcomes, as well as land use to be avoided.

Spatial resolution for this product is 1:10 000.

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    DQS – Bathurst Urban Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2011 (First Edition)

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Alternative Title Bathurst Urban HGLs
Metadata Date 01/01/2011
Date Created 01/01/2011
Date Published 28/06/2011
Edition First
Purpose This data package was generated for the Bathurst Regional Council (BRC). It provides a framework to assist in the understanding of landscapes, the variability across the landscape, appropriate management activities and an understanding of salinity impacts in heritage areas. It will allow for more informed decisions leading to better planning and urban development strategic outcomes.
License OEH licence
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,SOIL,GEOSCIENCES-Geology,GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology,GEOSCIENCES-Hydrogeology,WATER-Salinity,LAND-Use

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 10000
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific Information
Language English
NSW Place Name Bathurst
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2011 - 28/06/2011
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2011"