State NGIS information data delivery format

The National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) model is based on ESRI's ArcHydro for Groundwater.

Approved forms for delivery of NGIS data to the Bureau include four versions of the ESRI geodatabase, or CSV files containing the component information.

The Administrative Instrument (224 KB) lists approved forms in the Bureau's order of preference:

  • we prefer NGIS water information (regulations subcategory 2e) in the current NGIS schema version 2.3, but you may give it in any of the approved forms listed including older models (versions 2.2. 2.1 and 2.0) which will continue to be supported by the Bureau
  • approved forms can be downloaded from Table 1 below

Supporting documentation

The geodatabase is the data storage and management framework for ESRI ArcGIS. The NGIS geodatabase schema uses ArcGIS 10.

NGIS supporting documentation includes the NGIS Data Diagram, the National Aquifer Framework and the NGIS Data Dictionary (1.2Mb)

  • refer to these documents when constructing the NGIS geodatabase.

Vocabularies adopted for the NGIS are based on the Australian National Groundwater Data Transfer Standard

  • consult this standard for a full list of terms.
Table 1: Links to approved forms and supporting documentation
Version Approved form and supporting documentation
2.3 ESRI Geodatabase in the NGIS schema (152 KB)
NGIS Data Diagram (207 KB)
2.2 ESRI Geodatabase in the NGIS schema (58 KB)
NGIS Data Diagram (207 KB)
2.1 ESRI Geodatabase in the NGIS schema (56 KB)
NGIS Data Diagram (232 KB)
2.0 ESRI Geodatabase in the NGIS schema (46 KB)
NGIS Data Diagram (269 KB)

 

Format of National Aquifer Framework information

The NGIS is supported by the National Aquifer Framework (NAF)

Support and feedback

To request help with, or provide feedback on, NGIS formats send an email to waterdatasupport@bom.gov.au.


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