Bathurst Rural 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 rural areas 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 1:50 000.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Alternative Title Bathurst Rural HGLs
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 and appropriate management activities. It will allow for more informed decisions leading to better planning and rural development strategic outcomes.
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,SOIL,GEOSCIENCES-Geology,GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology,GEOSCIENCES-Hydrogeology,WATER-Salinity,LAND-Use
Metadata Date 2011-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 2011-01-01
Date of Asset Publication 2011-06-28
Date of Next Update 2011-06-28
License OEH licence
Equivalent Scale 50000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific information

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2011-01-01 - 2011-06-28
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2011"