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Asset database for the Central West subregion on 29 April 2015

Abstract

The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from multiple source datasets. The source datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

This database is an initial Asset database for the Central West subregion on 29 April 2015. This dataset contains the spatial and non-spatial (attribute) components of the Central West subregion Asset List as one .mdb files, which is readable as an MS Access database and a personal geodatabase. Under the BA program, a spatial assets database is developed for each defined bioregional assessment project. The spatial elements that underpin the identification of water dependent assets are identified in the first instance by regional NRM organisations (via the WAIT tool) and supplemented with additional elements from national and state/territory government datasets. All reports received associated with the WAIT process for Central West are included in the zip file as part of this dataset. Elements are initially included in the preliminary assets database if they are partly or wholly within the subregion's preliminary assessment extent (Materiality Test 1, M1). Elements are then grouped into assets which are evaluated by project teams to determine whether they meet the second Materiality Test (M2). Assets meeting both Materiality Tests comprise the water dependent asset list. Descriptions of the assets identified in the Central West subregion are found in the "AssetList" table of the database. In this version of the database only M1 has been assessed. Assets are the spatial features used by project teams to model scenarios under the BA program. Detailed attribution does not exist at the asset level. Asset attribution includes only the core set of BA-derived attributes reflecting the BA classification hierarchy, as described in Appendix A of "CEN_asset_database_doc_20150429.doc ", located in the zip file as part of this dataset. The "Element_to_Asset" table contains the relationships and identifies the elements that were grouped to create each asset. Detailed information describing the database structure and content can be found in the document "CEN_asset_database_doc_20150429.doc" located in the zip file. Some of the source data used in the compilation of this dataset is restricted.

Dataset History

This is initial asset database.

The Bioregional Assessments methodology (Barrett et al., 2013) defines a water-dependent asset as a spatially distinct, geo-referenced entity contained within a bioregion with characteristics having a defined cultural indigenous, economic or environmental value, and that can be linked directly or indirectly to a dependency on water quantity and/or quality.

Under the BA program, a spatial assets database is developed for each defined bioregional assessment project. The spatial elements that underpin the identification of water dependent assets are identified in the first instance by regional NRM organisations (via the WAIT tool) and supplemented with additional elements from national and state/territory government datasets. Elements are initially included in database if they are partly or wholly within the subregion's preliminary assessment extent (Materiality Test 1, M1). Elements are then grouped into assets which are evaluated by project teams to determine whether they meet materiality test 2 (M2) - assets considered to be water dependent.

Elements may be represented by a single, discrete spatial unit (polygon, line or point), or a number of spatial units occurring at more than one location (multipart polygons/lines or multipoints). Spatial features representing elements are not clipped to the preliminary assessment extent - features that extend beyond the boundary of the assessment extent have been included in full. To assist with an assessment of the relative importance of elements, area statements have been included as an attribute of the spatial data. Detailed attribute tables contain descriptions of the geographic features at the element level. Tables are organised by data source and can be joined to the spatial data on the "ElementID" field

Elements are grouped into Assets, which are the objects used by project teams to model scenarios under the BA program. Detailed attribution does not exist at the asset level. Asset attribution includes only the core set of BA-derived attributes reflecting the BA classification hierarchy.

The "Element_to_asset" table contains the relationships and identifies the elements that were grouped to create each asset.

Following delivery of the first pass asset list, project teams make a determination as to whether an asset (comprised of one or more elements) is water dependent, as assessed against the materiality tests detailed in the BA Methodology. These decisions are provided to ERIN by the project team leader and incorporated into the Assetlist table in the Asset database. The Asset database is then re-registered into the BA repository.

The Asset database dataset (which is registered to the BA repository) contains separate spatial and non-spatial databases.

Non-spatial (tabular data) is provided in an ESRI personal geodatabase (.mdb - doubling as a MS Access database) to store, query, and manage non-spatial data. This database can be accessed using either MS Access or ESRI GIS products. Non-spatial data has been provided in the Access database to simplify the querying process for BA project teams. Source datasets are highly variable and have different attributes, so separate tables are maintained in the Access database to enable the querying of thematic source layers.

Spatial data is provided as an ESRI file geodatabase (.gdb), and can only be used in an ESRI GIS environment. Spatial data is represented as a series of spatial feature classes (point, line and polygon layers). Non-spatial attribution can be joined from the Access database using the AID and ElementID fields, which are common to both the spatial and non-spatial datasets. Spatial layers containing all the point, line and polygon - derived elements and assets have been created to simplify management of the Elementlist and Assetlist tables, which list all the elements and assets, regardless of the spatial data geometry type. i.e. the total number of features in the combined spatial layers (points, lines, polygons) for assets (and elements) is equal to the total number of non-spatial records of all the individual data sources.

Dataset Citation

Department of the Environment (2013) Asset database for the Central West subregion on 29 April 2015. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 08 February 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/5c3f9a56-7a48-4c26-a617-a186c2de5bf7.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Asset database for the Central West subregion on 29 April 2015
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Restricted access. This dataset is not available for public distribution.
Data Status onGoing
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/3e52f9a5-64df-4851-93bd-7fde40d3e394
Date Published 2016-09-21
Date Updated 2019-11-19
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program