Education

Useful Links to Other Sites

Fundamentals of Mapping

link to Fundamentals of MappingThis resource offers a comprehensive overview to maps and the mapping process - with particular reference to Australia and New Zealand.


Fundamentals of Land Boundaries

link to pdfA simple explanation of land ownership, ownership boundaries and what a land surveyor does.


Geographic Names

Geographic Names Internet-based Teaching Package

link to Teachers packageThis is an innovative Internet-based educational program to support the What’s in a name? DVD.  The activities and lessons are designed for primary school students and to promote the significance of place names in the community.


"What’s in a Name?" DVD

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This resource highlights the significance of place names and the part they play in everyday life.  Starring Ernie Dingo, it tells the story of how places get their names.


Glossary of Generic Place Name Terms

link to GlossaryThis glossary is a list of terms commonly used in Australia as part of a place name.  The list provides helpful definitions and allocates appropriate designator codes for recording in registers and gazetteers.


How Places are Named

link to How Places are NamedThis offers a brief description of the processes for naming places.


Gazetteer of Australia

link to Gazetteer of AustraliaThe Gazetteer of Australia is a database of Australia’s land place names.


Maritime Gazetteer of Australia

link to the Marine Gazetteer of AustraliaThe Gazetteer of Australia is a database of Australia’s marine place names.


Australian Antarctic Gazetteer

link to the Australian Antarctic GazetteerThe Gazetteer of Australia is a database of Australia's Antarctic place names.



Sea Level and the Tidal Zone

Tidal Interface Compendium of Related Terms

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The compendium lists and defines tidal terms used across Australia and New Zealand and gives the definitions for those terms.  In many areas similar or identical terms are used to describe different things and/or different terms are used to describe the same thing.

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Terms include Highest Astronomical Tide, Mean High Water, Mean Seal Level etc.  There are two versions of the Compendium - an abridged version and the full version.


Australian Tides Manual

link to Australian Tides Manual This brings together a large number of existing sources of information on the measurement of tides and tidal currents.  It is intended to enable the reader to quickly find the most relevant and up-to-date information.