Feature Type

Feature Type Name

Hypsometric area



An area of the terrain surface, with elevation range the same as the contours that form the hypsometric polygon.


Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names


None entered in defining this feature type

The following have been used in categorising this feature type

  • Topographic
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
1105 Interval Interval is min elevation_max elevation eg. 300_400 Mandatory character(12)   metres Types
1122 Max_Elevation The elevation of the higher contour value, break line or break point. In the case of bathymetry, this is the deeper contour. Mandatory number(10,2)   metres Types
1125 Min_Elevation The elevation of the lower contour, break line or break point Mandatory number(10,2)   metres Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types
1158 Relief The actual, physical surface of a region Mandatory character(50)
label Definition
Cliff A steep rock face, esp. at the edge of the sea.
Depression Depression contour - A contour of which the ground is at a lower elevation than the ground outside.
Standard Imaginary lines, or lines on a map or chart, that connect points of equal value, e.g. elevation of the land surface. Standard contours exclude depression contours.