Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Features (Reef boundaries, QLD Mainland, Islands, Cays, Rocks and Dry Reefs) (GBRMPA)

This dataset contains coastal features within and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This dataset consists of two shapefiles GBR_FEATURES.shp and GBR_DRY_REEF.shp. The GBR_FEATURES shapefile contains the following features: * Queensland mainland coastline, * Major and other coral reef structures (as defined by the reef shoal edge), * Islands and rocks (exposed and submerged), * Major coral cay features. The GBR_DRY_REEFS contains major coral reef structures (as defined by the reef shoal edge) that are tidal, drying or emergent reef areas. The reef features extend north above the GBRWHA to just within the Torres Strait region. The features have not been statistically tested with precision survey techniques. Positional accuracy varies considerably and dataset should NOT be used for navigation purposes, however, for general use the coverage can be regarded as having a nominal scale of 1:250,000. Note: This metadata record was created for the e-Atlas and is not authoritative. Please contact GBRMPA for more information. To obtain this dataset go to the GBRMPA spatial information website, download the appropriate data usage agreement and send it through to GBR_FEATURES.shp: Polygon Vector Shape file (5376 features) GBR_ID: A number that is made up of a two-digit number representing the latitude band the feature is in (LAT_ID) and a three or four-digit number representing the sequential number of a particular feature complex (GROUP_ID), e.g. an island with an adjacent reef/cay/rock etc should have the same GROUP_ID (19-051) SORT_GBR_I: A whole number for sorting (19051) GBR_NAME: Great Barrier Reef MP Name (Five Trees Cay (No 1)) QLD_NAME: Queensland Name (Five Trees Cay (No 1)) FEATURE_C: a three-digit number representing the type of feature, e,g mainland, island, cay etc (102) FEAT_NAME: Name of feature (Cay, Island, Mainland, Reef, Rock, Sand) SUB_NO: a two-digit number that is linked to the SUB_ID of a feature. The SUB_ID is a letter that identifies multiple features of the same type in a group, e.g. multiple reefs surrounding an island are labelled a, b, c, d etc - these will be numbered 101, 102, 103, 104 etc. If the SUB_ID is "s", it refers to a single feature and will be given the number 100 (101) LABEL_ID: GBR_ID plus SUB_ID if not an S (S is a singular feature and does not need a sub-id label) (19-051a) X_COORD: Centroid of feature (in Geographics GDA94 decimal degrees) (150.221849) Y_COORD: Centroid of feature (in Geographics GDA94 decimal degrees) (-22.227123) CODE: GBR_ID plus SUB_NO plus FEATURE_CODE with hyphens (19-051-101-102) UNIQUE_ID: GBR_ID plus SUB_NO plus FEATURE_CODE with no hyphens. This is to be used as the unique ID for the oracle database (19051102101) GBR_DRY_REEFS.shp: This shows areas of the reef that dry or the tops of the reefs. Polygon Vector Shape file (2318 features)

To represent Great Barrier Reef Marine Park features within and adjacent to the GBRWHA

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  • © Commonwealth of Australia (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority) The Data is subject to Copyright. Usage must comply with signed data usage agreement. Appropriate acknowledgement of the custodian must be created in all outputs. No third party usage is permitted without prior written consent of the custodian. For up to date licensing information please refer to:
  • For up to date licensing information please refer to: The following is an extract: 1. General Licensing Information The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is responsible for publishing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s official zoning maps. GBRMPA is also the custodian of spatial data relevant to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and maintains an extensive and comprehensive collection of current reef and marine park spatial data covering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area. 2. Infringement of Copyright While GBRMPA wants to encourage the development and further use of GBRMPA spatial information, you must have GBRMPA’s written permission (a licence) before you can reproduce or publish any of GBRMPA 's spatial data. All GBRMPA publications and spatial data in whatever form or media are protected under the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. For example, under the provisions of the Act, the Commonwealth’s copyright will be infringed if any person or organisation reproduces or publishes GBRMPA spatial data without having GBRMPA written permission in advance. The Commonwealth’s copyright will also be infringed if any spatial data is imported or sold or distributed in Australia, where that spatial data would infringe copyright if it had actually been made in Australia. If you do anything which infringes the Commonwealth’s copyright you will have stolen the results of GBRMPA work and GBRMPA will take legal action. Under the Copyright Act the Commonwealth may have the right to obtain injunctions, and an account of profits or damages. You may also be required to hand over any infringing copies. Copyright will be infringed whether reproduction: Is by hand or by any mechanical or electronic means Is based directly or indirectly on the Commonwealth’s spatial data Is from a map or a document or an electronic file. Copyright will not be infringed when reproduction constitutes a 'fair dealing' for the purpose of research or private study, or for the purpose of criticism or review or for the purpose of reporting news. However, the 'fair dealing' provisions are strictly limited. Copyright will not be infringed when the reproduction is done for the purpose of a judicial proceeding or for a report of a judicial proceeding. The Copyright Act may permit you to make a backup copy necessary for safeguarding electronic data, as long as the copy is kept and used only for that purpose. 3. Legal Advice You should get your own legal advice to find out if any proposed project in relation to using GBRMPA spatial data will or may infringe Commonwealth copyright if it is done without permission. 4. Licence Terms and Conditions The Commonwealth has prepared standard terms and conditions for granting access to its spatial data. These terms and conditions control the way you may exploit the spatial data. Your licence will set out exactly how you may exploit GBRMPA spatial data. The licence will state what spatial data you will be allowed to use and how it must be treated. Our licences cannot be used by or transferred to anyone else. However, GBRMPA may give you permission to engage someone else to assist you in your work. Where your use of GBRMPA spatial data is intended to create a derived product that will assist navigation, GBRMPA will only allow you to use the officially published charts and documents produced by the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) for this purpose. If you do not comply with the terms and conditions it will result in the termination of your licence.

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