Dataset: QLD Cadastral data for the Galilee subregion - 12/01/2014



This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

The cadastral dataset is the spatial representation of property boundaries and descriptions in the following QLD local government areas:


Blackall Tambo


Central Highlands

Charters Towers










It is a fundamental reference layer for spatial information systems in Queensland. This is a complete extract from the digital cadastral database (DCDB). A lite version of the DCDB is available from the Queensland Government Information Service website. Attributes are described in the "QIF file specifications" at .

Dataset History

Lineage statement:

The DCDB was captured by digitising the best available cadastral mapping at a variety of scales and map accuracies. These mapping scales ranged from Standard 1:2500 to 1:250000, Provisional 1:2500 to 1:253400 and mapping such as Parish, Locality, Environ and Town maps. At the initial capture, existing control identified from the Survey Control Database, standard cadastral and topographic mapping, photogrammetric and orthophoto compilations and this control was used as part of the digitising process. Additional control was requested if necessary. The DCDB is continuously updated by inputting metes and bounds descriptions from registered plans of subdivision and from any attribute updates from government gazettes and other administrative notifications. The DCDB is being upgraded for an improved positional accuracy, this is an ongoing process. In October 2000, the datum of DCDB was converted from AGD84 values. A distortion model based on a Queensland grid was used in the transformation process for the conversion of the DCDB co-ordinate values from AGD84 to GDA94. The distortion grid used is QLD_0900.gsb. The DCDB includes polygons and feature names for parts of the sea adjoining the coastline of Queensland. The spatial representation of any part of the sea has been delineated in the DCDB by the construction of polygons. The feature names assigned to those polygons have been obtained from a variety of sources, Topographic Maps, Navigation Charts, local usage, etc. Indeterminable Extent, the delineation in the DCDB of the extent of any part of the sea by the creation of construction lines for each polygon is to permit the inclusion of the feature name only. The construction lines are not warranted to be the actual boundaries of any water feature or to be accurate or complete.

Process step:

The DCDB data, in DCDB transfer format (IFO), is FTP'd to the Spatial Information Resource server every fortnight where it is transformed into the Spatial Information Resource (SIR) ArcSDE Geodatabase.Note: the MapInfo dataset was generated/transformed/derived from the ARCSDE dataset.

See also, Metadata HTML for each shapefile.

Dataset Citation

Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (2014) QLD Cadastral data for the Galilee subregion - 12/01/2014. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 05 July 2017,

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