Digital information is provided in both spatial and textual form. Spatial information is available in a number of formats.
The department stores the location and extent of Aboriginal Heritage Survey Areas in an ESRI ArcSDE feature class, and Survey Area information is recorded as attributes.
An ArcGIS File Geodatabase is available within a zip file, a survey feature class is stored within the file Geodatabase and is equivalent to the ESRI ArcSDE feature class source format. In order to access the dataset the file Geodatabase must be extracted from the zip file first.
A Shapefile is created by exporting from the ArcSDE feature class, and is made available with a zip file. In order to access the dataset all files must be extracted from the zip file first.
Survey Area information is included in the ArcGIS File Geodatabase and shapefile.
Yes/No. Yes if the survey had a field component. Note: Published survey areas only include surveys that have a field component (desktop-only surveys are not included).
Yes/No. Yes if the survey had a desktop (research) component. Note: Published survey areas only include surveys that have a field component (desktop-only surveys are not included).
One of the following: Very Good, Good, Moderate, Unreliable or Indeterminate.
The following definitions strictly apply to the spatial accuracy of heritage survey boundaries as captured by DPLH:
Very Good: Boundaries captured from surveyed titles, GPS (2001 onwards) submitted maps georeferenced to within 20m accuracy. Good / Moderate: Boundaries captured from GPS (pre 2001) submitted maps georeferenced to within 250m accuracy. Unreliable Boundaries captured from submitted maps georeferenced to an accuracy exceeding 250m. Indeterminate Surveys submitted with insufficient information to allow reliable boundary capture.
NOTE: Heritage Surveys have been mapped using information from the reports and/or other relevant data sources. Reports may not be held at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH). Please consult report holder for more information. Refer to Aboriginal heritage for information on requesting reports held by DPLH.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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