The Coastal and Marine Resource Information System (CAMRIS) Galloway Data, as an inventory of Australia's coastline done by Dr Robert W. Galloway (CSIRO) in the late 1970s. The information system for the coastal lands of Australia includes coastal vegetation, geology and landform at a uniform level of detail. Six categories of coastline are recognised according to the material at the water's edge between mid and high tide. These categories are: Eolian, mud, rock, sand, water and other (Other refers shoreline which isn't eolianite, mud, rock, sand or water).
Coastal lands were defined as a 3km wide strip extending landwards from mid tide mark. They were split into 10km long sections for location of data. The area thus defined is 125,000 km2. Geology, landform, vegetation and land use are mapped according to simple but uniform categories and were identified on black and white air photographs at a grid of sampling points spaced one per 3 km2. These data plus the distance of each sampling point from the coast were entered in computer files. Population and coastal character for each 10km section were also listed.
CAMRIS, is a small-scale spatial analysis system developed in collaboration by several divisions of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), as part of the CSIRO Coastal Zone Program.Under the terms and conditions of the department's licence agreement, the data are available for display as images over the Internet, for use within the department, and for use by State / Territory nodes of the Australian Coastal Atlas. For access to the digital data please contact the data custodian.