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Digital Geology Database QMAP

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Abstract: The quarter million mapping (QMAP) programme is the national 1:250 000 digital
geological mapping project. It is upgrading the national digital coverage of
New Zealand's geology. The database is being created using Geographic
Information Systems software (ARC/INFO and ARCVIEW) but can be exported to most
other GIS packages. Detail on the data tables and associated data dictionaries,
and downloadable ARC/INFO coverage templates, ARCVIEW shapefile templates, and
EXCEL attribute templates are available.

The database is derived from numerous sources such as mining company reports,
petroleum exploration reports, university theses, unpublished research by
Institute staff, and new field work.

[Summary provided by the Institute of Geologic and Nuclear Science.]
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Description: Digital Geology Database QMAP data products.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -33.89   S: -47.31   E: 179.41   W: 166.05

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
Dataset Title: Digital Geology Database QMAP
Dataset Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
Online Resource:
Data Center
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd., New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 64-4-570-1444
Fax: 64-4-570-4600
Contact Address:
69 Gracefield Road
PO Box 30-368
City: Lower Hutt
Country: New Zealand
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info export files, Shapefiles, Excel Spreadsheet
Fees: No fees
Bishop, D.G.; Phillips, R. 1986. Map symbols. New Zealand Geological Survey
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23