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Cartographic masks for map products GIP 117


This dataset was created within the Bioregional Assessment Programme for cartographic purposes. Data has not been derived from any source datasets. Metadata has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme.

The dataset was created by the Bioregional Assessment Programme for use in cartographic outputs in Gippsland Basin bioregion product 1.1.7. The processes undertaken to produce this dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.


Cartographic masks for map products GIP 117, used for clear annotation and masking unwanted features from report maps.

Dataset History

A shapefile was created for the use of masking data to highlight text.


* A new polygon shapefile was created with no content

* The shapefile was then populated in an ArcMap editing session by digitizing polygons which surround text.

* ArcMAP's Advanced Drawing Option was then used to mask data behind text.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2015) Cartographic masks for map products GIP 117. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 29 September 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/1dd62e71-8324-4e9d-ad3b-61fe617ce1e6.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Cartographic masks for map products GIP 117
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au)
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/6612b713-821f-44c3-b4e4-833197ff5a1d
Date Published 2016-03-29
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-29 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction Victoria
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program