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IBRA subregions – spatial metadata

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Data structure

ibra-subregion

Field name Type Bytes Label Description
AreaID Text (UTF-8 encoded) 50 AreaID The unique identifier used in WetlandSummary
Name Text (UTF-8 encoded) 35 Name The name of the area used in WetlandSummary, excluding the area type
FullName Text (UTF-8 encoded) 50 Full name The name of the area used in WetlandSummary, including the area type
Wetlands Text (UTF-8 encoded) 106 Wetland summary information The URL of the WetlandSummary page of this area
KML Text (UTF-8 encoded) 139 KML The URL of a simplified KML file depicting this area
TotalArea Double (8 byte floating point) 8 Area (km²) The total area in km²
STA_CODE Text (UTF-8 encoded) 14 STA_CODE
STATE_CODE Long (4 byte integer) 4 STATE_CODE
SUB_CODE_7 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 5 SUB_CODE_7
SUB_NAME_7 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 35 SUB_NAME_7
REG_CODE_7 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 3 REG_CODE_7
REG_NAME_7 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 29 REG_NAME_7
HECTARES Double (8 byte floating point) 8 HECTARES
SQ_KM Double (8 byte floating point) 8 SQ_KM
REC_ID Double (8 byte floating point) 8 REC_ID
SUB_CODE_6 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 5 SUB_CODE_6
SUB_NAME_6 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 40 SUB_NAME_6
SUB_NO_61_ Double (8 byte floating point) 8 SUB_NO_61_
REG_CODE_6 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 3 REG_CODE_6
REG_NAME_6 Text (UTF-8 encoded) 29 REG_NAME_6
REG_NO_61 Double (8 byte floating point) 8 REG_NO_61

Modifications

The IBRA subregions layer used by WetlandSummary is based on the source layers below, with the following modifications:

  • Name is the value of the SUB_NAME_7 field
  • Removed areas < 0.008 km² adjacent to the Queensland border
  • Excluded 331 features outside of Queensland
  • Clipped 68 features extending partially beyond the Queensland border (some may be due to minor misalignment at the border)
  • Dissolved 171 source features into 135 IBRA subregions
  • Excluded sliver areas < 0.008 km² adjacent to the Queensland border

Source layer: Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA), Version 7 (Subregions) - States and Territories

(ibra-subregion/herb-aus-biosubregion-ibra.shp.xml)

Esri
Creation Date
2015-11-10
Creation Time
17:11:02
Modification Date
2015-09-03
Modification Time
08:44:28
Dist Info
Distributor
Distor Cont
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
CANBERRA
Country
Australia
Contact email address
metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Data Id Info
Additional human language abstract/description
Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) version 7.0 represents a landscape based approach to classifying the land surface of Australia. 89 biogeographic regions and 419 sub regions have been delineated, each reflecting a unifying set of major environmental influences which shape the occurrence of flora and fauna and their interaction with the physical environment across Australia and its external territories (excluding Antarctica). IBRA Version 7.0 data consists of two datasets. IBRA bioregions, which is a larger scale regional classification of homogenous ecosystems, and sub regions, which are more localised. IBRA Version 7.0 is the result of both significant changes to certain IBRA 6.1 boundaries, plus refinement of other boundaries due to better data availability amongst some states and territories, and alterations by the states/territories along state borders. The updated boundaries were jointly defined by the Commonwealth, State and Territory nature and conservation agencies. In this respect refinements were carried out to all mainland jurisdictions with significant changes in Queensland and South Australia. In addition the dataset was also updated to more closely conform to the Geoscience Australia 1:100K State borders, and a standard coding/naming convention introduced (for both regions and sub-regions) resulting in differences to both names and codes used in earlier IBRA Versions.
Various sources were used to delineate islands - these included the GA100K Admin layer plus the Australian Maritime Boundaries dataset, a Coral Sea dataset (held in ERIN) and the GA Commonwealth Fisheries 2006 dataset.
Theme Keys
Keyword
ECOLOGY Landscape
Keyword
BOUNDARIES Biophysical
Search Keys
Keyword
Downloadable Data
Keyword
ECOLOGY Landscape
Keyword
BOUNDARIES Biophysical
Res Const
Leg Consts
Security use limitations
Users must attribute the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities as the data provider.
Legal constraints; text
Data to be available in the Public Domain under Creative Commons by Attribution Licensing Agreement.
More information can be found here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en
Id Citation
Title
Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA), Version 7 (Subregions) - States and Territories
Alternate title
PARKS_SDE.IBRA7_subregions_states
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Metadata Publisher
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
CANBERRA
Country
AU
Contact email address
metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Metadata Publisher
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
CANBERRA
Country
Australia
Contact email address
metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Id Po C
Contact—organization name
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact—position name
Parks Data Manager
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Canberra
Country
AU
Contact email address
parks.metadata♲environment.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Supplemental information about the data
published externally
Entity and Attribute Information
details available on request
Identification Information
Citation
Citation Information
Title
Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA), Version 7 (Subregions) - States and Territories
Distribution Information
Resource Description
not recorded
Dq Info
Data Lineage
Lineage statement, a general explanation
States and Territories provided the base data for inclusion in IBRA Version 7 Auricht Projects then undertook spatial refinements of the boundaries to ensure that edgematching of boundaries were to the state borders and coastline. The Geoscience Australia 1:100,000 dataset was used to maintain this standard. Draft outputs were provided to State/Territory Agencies for cross-checking. Final checking of topology was undertaken by the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (n.d.) IBRA subregions – spatial metadata, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/get-mapping-help/metadata/ibra-subregion/

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation