Rail network - Queensland

Rail network - Queensland


Title: Rail network - Queensland
Alternative title: Rail network
Date: 2022-05-17 (publication)
Presentation form code: mapDigital
Online resource: Related resource:
Identifier: BUILT.RailTransport\BUILT.Railways
Relationship to related resource: source


Abstract / Description:
This dataset shows the position, name and ownership of Railway centrelines within the State of Queensland.
To provide the position of Railway centrelines for use in topographic mapping and in the production of navigational and web based mapping applications.
Additional Information:
The data has been compiled from numerous sources to produce a state wide coverage displaying both public and private railways. Attributes within the data describe the source of the data and includes data obtained from:
- Queensland Rail
- Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Queensland Orthophotography
- Satellite Imagery
- Geoscience Australia
Language: eng
Character set: unknown


ISO topic category codes: transportation

Spatial Data Information

Spatial representation type: vector
Coordinate Reference System EPSG code: EPSG:4283
Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter
Date: 2007-07-16 (revision)
Edition: Version 6.13


Point of contact:
Organisation: Department of Resources
Delivery point: 1 WIlliam Street
City: Brisbane
State: Queensland
Postcode: 4000
Country: Australia
Email: support@spatial-qld-support.atlassian.net
Organisation: Department of Resources


Progress status: onGoing
Maintenance and update frequency: continual

Data / Resource Constraints

Resource Access Level: -->
Security classification (ISO 19115): unclassified
Copyright: (as use constraint)
© State of Queensland (Department of Resources) 2022
Licence: (as use constraint)
This material is licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International licence.
Creative Commons License
The Department of Resources requests attribution in the following manner:
© State of Queensland (Department of Resources) 2022.

Temporal and Spatial extents:

Bounding box:
West bounding longitude: 139.482918
East bounding longitude: 153.521414
South bounding latitude: -28.924171
North bounding latitude: -12.534393
Temporal extent:
Start: 2000-01-01 End: 2022-05-17

Data Quality

Data quality scope:
Level: dataset
Completeness (omission):

The collection of feature types will be complete.
Consistency (conceptual):

Data should be free from overshoots, undershoots, duplicate lines and agree with topographic data product description requirements with a 5% error status
Positional accuracy (external, absolute):

The horizontal positional accuracy of the data that has been used to compile this dataset is as follows: Queensland Rail Data +/- 1m, Orthophotography +/- 2.5m, and Spot Satellite Imagery +/- 5m.
Attribute accuracy (non quantitative):

Attribution is completed and agrees with topographic data product description requirements.


Lineage statement:
A spatial and attribute upgrade of the data supplied by QRAIL in 2006 and Geoscience Australia (GA) was performed from July 2016 to June 2018 and is continuing to be performed on an ongoing basis. This current upgrade was completed in December 2019. The spatial upgrade used information from Queensland Rail railway line diagrams EAMS 04 Update 9, October 2019 and Aurizon line diagrams CNA Changes Review of June 2019 ARTC line diagram ARTCS3090006 of 2010. This has been combined with information from 1:100,000 Transverse Mercator topographic maps, heads-up digitising of digital aerial photography, information from the Queensland Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) and data from privately owned railways. Updates have been made on all the data in Queensland except for a number of sugar cane railways. An attribute upgrade of rail gauges and the ownership of railway infrastructure has been performed over all of Queensland.

Some private railways such as cane lines are included when captured under the GA large scale mapping program or DNRME topographic capture programs. Geoscience Australia commenced this program of large scale revision mapping and data revision over Australia in partnership with state government mapping agencies and regional stakeholders. The data in these Work Packages have been captured in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Resources (DNRME). An attribute associated with every feature records the source of update information.


Name/identifier: Queensland Spatial Catalogue
Specification: Download Service
Online resource: Ordering information:
Instructions: Open the Queensland Spatial Catalogue (QSpatial). Select the large SEARCH button and all available records are displayed. Select one of the four filter options provided and then the further options within the filter. The resultant search is then displayed. Select your record and complete the order.

Name/identifier: downloadableData
Version: 10.0
Specification: ESRI ArcGIS Server Geoportal Extension Content Type

Name/identifier: From the Queensland Spatial Catalogue available as ESRI Shape file SHP, MapInfo Tab file TAB, ESRI file geodatabase FGDB, Google file KMZ, and Geopackage version 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2 file GPKG

Transfer size (megabytes): 8
Online resource:
Transfer options:
Online resource:
Website: Function: download

Web Service Finder:
Instructions: Use the URL to search QSpatial for web services displaying or using this dataset.

Metadata Reference Information

Hierarchy level (scope of the metadata): dataset
Identifier: {48E0D30F-C9D6-4563-8F09-42DB9C3C6870}
Parent identifier: {AFE0C3D7-83D6-4C56-9942-560110F676D9}
Metadata date stamp: 2019-12-09
Language: eng
Character set: utf8
Metadata standard name: ISO 19115:2005, ANZLIC ISO 1.1
Metadata version name: QGIS