Dataset: NGIS National Groundwater Information System v.1.2


Description

The National Groundwater Information System(NGIS) contains more than 800 000 bore locations with associated lithology logs, bore construction logs and hydrostratigraphy logs. 2D and 3D aquifer geometries are also available for some areas.

The NGIS is a geodatabase for storing nationally consistent groundwater data based on the ArcHydro for Groundwater data model. Contents include:
-bores
-bore (hydrostratigraphy) logs
-construction logs
-lithology logs
-hydrogeologic units
-3D bore (hydrostratigraphy) lines
-3D construction lines
-3D georasters
-3D geovolumes

NGIS Version 1.2 uses the NGIS Version 2.3.1 data model, a minor revision of which was released in April 2015.

The Bureau of Meteorology maintains the NGIS data model that standardises and spatially-enables the groundwater data.

The lead water agencies in each State/Territory (plus Water Corporation in Western Australia) export data from their corporate groundwater databases into State/Territory NGIS geodatabases including:

STATE/TERRITORY, AGENCY NAME, CURRENCY

ACT, Environment and Sustainable Development Directive, May 2014

NSW, Office of Water, July 2014

VIC, Department of Environment, Land, Water and& Planning, March 2014

SA, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, November 2013

QLD, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, May 2014

WA, Department of Water, May 2014

WA, Water Corporation, February 2014

TAS, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, November 2013

NT, Department of Lands Resource Management, August 2012.

The Bureau undertakes Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of the State/Territory geodatabases and integrates them into the national geodatabase.

The entire NGIS geodatabase can be requested by email. Parts of the database can be downloaded from the Australian Groundwater Explorer.

Bores and bore log information from the System can be accessed and visualised using the Australian Groundwater Explorer, without using desktop GIS software. The Explorer also includes data not contained in the National Groundwater Information System, such as groundwater level time-series data. Landscape characteristic spatial layers, such as groundwater management areas and river regions can also be displayed to provide context to the groundwater data.

"Australian Groundwater Explorer" webmap url: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/groundwater/explorer/map.shtml  
allows all data, per state, to be downloaded [use top icon near righthandside], or data by selected area (see the Groundwater Explorer's HELP link].  Data search can be filtered by status, purpose, agency, river region, sedimentary basin, or a drawn area.
A plaintext version of the "Groundwater Explorer" 
[ http://www.bom.gov.au/water/groundwater/explorer/simple-location.php ] allows the search to be filtered by placename or lat/long, and a radius.

## General Information

- Australian Bureau of Meteorology
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- Update Date: 15/01/2015
- Landing Page: [http://www.bom.gov.au/metadata/19115/ANZCW0503900386](http://www.bom.gov.au/metadata/19115/ANZCW0503900386)
- Keywords:
- EARTH SCIENCE | TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE | GROUND WATER | SPRINGS
- EARTH SCIENCE | TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE | GROUND WATER | WATER TABLE
- EARTH SCIENCE | TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE | GROUND WATER | aquifers
- EARTH SCIENCE | TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE | GROUND WATER | dispersion
- EARTH SCIENCE | TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE | GROUND WATER | drainage
- groundwater bores
- groundwater bore construction log data
- DownloadableData

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