HABMAP Multi-beam Survey Coverage Areas

Areas of fine-scale Bathymetric and relative acoustic Backscatter data produced using a mounted Geoswath 125KHZ Interferometric sidescan sonar system, by the HABMAP program. Data is collected using a pole mounting and are tide, sound velocity and motion corrected and are accurate to the sub-metre level (DGPS/POSMV). The HABMAP program, which was initiated to provide fine scale benthic habitat information for NSW State Waters, initiated surveys to provide a minimum of 5 x 5m bin scale bathymetric and backscatter layers for use in GIS applications. Mutlibeam data for each of the Survey Coverage Areas is downloadable from the Australian Oceanographic Data Network - Search for: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Multi-beam Bathymetry Surveys Additional information available at

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Language English
Alternative Title Geoswath Survey Coverage Areas, HABMAP
Edition 20180130
Purpose This dataset illustrates the specific spatial coverage of the Multibeam Geoswath Survey areas, a key component of the HABMAP Program, acquiring high resolution bathymetric data used in Marine Habitat Mapping in NSW Coastal Waters
Frequency of change As needed
Field of Research (optional) 0501 Ecological Applications
Metadata Date 2005-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 2005-01-01
Date of Asset Revision 2018-01-30
Date of Asset Publication 2017-05-25
Date of Next Update 2019-01-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 100000
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Record 1
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Geospatial Topic Boundaries
NSW Place Name NSW Coastal Waters

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2005-01-01 - 2017-05-23
Datum WSG84 / UTM Zone 56S
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2017"