Feature Type

Feature Type Name




The unconsolidated material that covers a gently sloping zone, typically with a concave profile, extending landward from the low-water line to the place where there is a definite change in material or physiographic from (such as a cliff), or to the line of permanent vegetation (usually the effective limit of the highest storm waves); a shore of body of water, formed and washed by waves or tides, usually covered by sand or gravel, and lacking a bare rocky surface.


Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names


SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Feature Class

7 - Sea coasts - Any kind of shore between land and sea

The following have been used in the definition of this feature type

  • European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET), GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus (GEMET) online. Sited 30 July 2002. URL updated 10/12/2014

The following have been used in categorising this feature type

  • Geography
  • Geomorphology
Code Name Definition   Data type Values UoM Used by these Feature Types
1042 Dataset_Id An unique identifier of the dataset the feature belongs to Mandatory number(4)     Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types