Dataset: Cartographic masks for map products GIP 111



This dataset was created within the Bioregional Assessment Programme for cartographic purposes. Data has not been derived from any source datasets. Metadata has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme. The processes undertaken to produce this dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

The dataset cartographic masks for use in cartographic outputs in the Gippsland Basin bioregion product 1.1.1.


Cartographic masks for map products GIP 111, used for clear annotation and masking unwanted features from report maps.

Dataset History

A shapefile was created for the use of masking data to highlight text.


* A new polygon shapefile was created with no content

* The shapefile was then populated in an ArcMap editing session by digitizing polygons which surround text.

* ArcMAP's Advanced Drawing Option was then used to mask data behind text.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2015) Cartographic masks for map products GIP 111. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 29 September 2017,

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