Hydrographic features - Queensland series

Hydrographic features - Queensland series


Title: Hydrographic features - Queensland series
Alternative title: Open Data
Date: 2022-09-12 (publication)
Online resource:


Abstract / Description:
This is a series of datasets covering the State of Queensland displaying hydrographic features. Features are attributed with source information, perennially, hierarchy and names where available. Watercourses are connected and flow directed. Connectors flow through waterbodies to create a linear network for hydrological modelling. Datasets include: - Watercourses; Canals; Lakes - natural waterbodies; Reservoirs - man-made waterbodies; Flats including saline coastal flats, swamps; Pondage areas including aquaculture, settling ponds; Waterfalls
To provide digital data of hydrographic features for use in Land Administration, Emergency Management, Monitoring of Climate Change, Hydrological Modelling, and Topographic Mapping and in the production of Navigational and Web Based Mapping applications.
Additional Information:
This data series has been compiled as part of a collaborative program between the Queensland Government and Geoscience Australia to upgrade the states hydrographic data for inclusion in the national geospatial fabric.

Features have been progressively updated by drainage basin using imagery. Those basins along the east coast from the New South Wales border to Cooktown are captured at 25000 mapping specifications. Those basins flowing into the Gulf of Carpentaria or within Cape York Peninsula are captured at 50000 mapping specifications, while those basins in the Murray Darling, the Fitzroy, the Burdekin and the balance of the state are at 100000 mapping specifications.

A number of Drainage Basins have been stream ordered using the Strahla stream ordering process.
Language: eng
Character set: unknown


ISO topic category codes: inlandWaters

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: 138.000
East bounding longitude: 155.000
South bounding latitude: -29.000
North bounding latitude: -10.000
Temporal extent:
Start: 2009-01-01 End: 2022-09-12


Name/identifier: Open Data
Test specification:

Name/identifier: Open Data

Transfer size (megabytes): 635
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): series
Identifier: {41CA0D1F-13EF-40F4-BD6C-4587C5B5D006}
Metadata date stamp: 2014-04-14
Language: eng
Character set: utf8
Metadata standard name: ISO 19115:2005, ANZLIC ISO 1.1
Metadata version name: Minimum Validation