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Modified: 2011-06-24

The Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD) provides these search interfaces to discover geospatial dataset descriptions (metadata) throughout Australia. A dataset description is a concise document which consistently explains a certain set of geospatial (earth-related) data, and provides links to further information and possibly to the actual data.

The ASDD is an ANZLIC - the Spatial Information Council Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) initiative.

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The ASDD quarterly report for January to March 2011 is now available.

  • There are less basic and more advanced searches this quarter than last quarter.
  • Overall there are more searches than last quarter.
  • There are less page views and less visitors to the ASDD this quarter than last quarter.
  • Some Z39.50 search errors in may be caused by poor metadata content. Some metadata discrepancies are highlighted in the advanced results report. Node managers are encouraged to review this report regularly.
  • Congratulations to: Australian Hydrographic Service - Product Metadata, Australian Hydrographic Service - Source Metadata, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, PSMA Australia Limited and Queensland Environment and Resource Management for having valid ANZLIC Version 2 metadata.
  • Congratulations to: Australian Hydrographic Service - Product Metadata, Australian Hydrographic Service - Service - Source Metadata, BRS and Australian Natural Resources Data Library (ANRDL), Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, NSW Natural Resources Data Directory, Qld Spatial Data (QSIC), Queensland Environment and Resource Management and RAN Directorate of Oceanography and Meteorology for being available 100% of the time during this quarter.

The ASDD GeoNetwork gateway sponsored by OSDM has been set up for testing. The URL is: http://www.mymaps.gov.au/

The ANZLIC Metadata Profile version 1.1 and the ANZLIC Metadata Profile Guidelines have been endorsed by the ANZLIC Council. More information about the ANZLIC Metadata Profile etc. can be found at http://asdd.ga.gov.au/asdd/profileinfo/.