ACA - Australian Coastal Atlas
The Australian Coastal Atlas (ACA) was initially a component of the Commonwealth Coastal
Policy (May 1995) and is now a major component of the Coasts and Clean Seas Initiative
(July 1997). It is an electronic atlas linking data about the coastal and marine
environment available through the World Wide Web. The Environmental Resources Information
Network (ERIN) coordinates the development of the Australian Coastal Atlas.
ASDD - Australian Spatial Data Directory
ASDI - Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure
The Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure is a national initiative to provide better
access for all Australians to essential geographic information (spatial data). The primary
objective of the ASDI is to ensure that users of spatial data will be able to acquire
consistent data sets to meet their requirements, even though the data is collected and
maintained by different authorities. The national infrastructure helps ensure all such
authorities concern themselves with the national interest, thereby maximising governments'
return on investment in data collection and maintenance.
The basis on which natural resources data can be overlaid, such as a definite portion of
the earth's surface represented by a topographic map.
Business Information System Scoping Studies
Studies undertaken to investigate, analyse and make recommendations on the feasibility of
implementing proposed information management projects.
Launched in December 1997, connect.nsw is the NSW Government's strategy to use the
internet and related technologies to improve information dissemination and service
delivery to the New South Wales public.
The most essential or most vital part of data.
The agency accountable for negotiating and ensuring the care and maintenance of a clearly
defined portion of natural resources information within the public sector.
Electronic commerce. Conducting commercial transactions electronically, particularly over
the Internet, is referred to as e-commerce.
GDA - Geocentric Datum of Australia
The GDA is a standard that defines the surveying and mapping coordinate system adopted in
An "important group" term in which a variety of related activities can be placed together
to achieve one or more strategies and outcomes.
HITS - Hunter Integrated Telemetry System
ICMISS - Integrated Community Mapping and Information Support System
The Integrated Community Mapping and Information Support System. This is a protocol used
for retrieving views, via the Internet, of graphical data from many sources. For example,
using this protocol a user can retrieve geographic data from DLWC, EPA and the NPWS and
simultaneously overlay this information on a base topographic map.
Published in February 1997, the Blueprint is the strategy for the NSW Government to
maximise the potential of its information technology resources.
An entry in a data dictionary describing data sets.
Land, water, vegetation, air, soil and related resources.
NRA - Natural Resources Atlas
NRDD - NSW Natural Resources Data Directory
The NSW Natural Resources Data Directory is a catalogue of a wide range of natural
resource information for New South Wales. The information described (called data sets)
covers flora, fauna, land, water and air, and is primarily held by government agencies.
NRIMS - Natural Resources Information Management Strategy
SPADE - Soil Profil Attribute Data Environment
Includes Local, State and Commonwealth governments and government agencies, including