This PID subdomain is used to both identify and provide access to a range of digital resources published by members of the Australian geoscience community such as datasets, vocabularies, terms within vocabularies, schemas, lists of people, systems, etc.
The choice of this domain, geoscience.gov.au, for PID use, rather than perhaps GA's web domain, ga.gov.au, is in accordance with 'Cool URI' principles, in particular that PID URIs shouldn't include organsational details that are liable to change with organisational change. Since this domain, geoscience.gov.au, is concept-based, it's likely to remain relevant to Australia for all time (or at least for as long as Australia exists!).
The choice to use a dedicated subdomain, pid, within geoscience.gov.au it to avoid any collisions of web addresses with other users of the geosceince.gov.au domain name, such as the AusGIN website at www.geoscience.gov.au. This subdomain use is similar to other geosceince.gov.au dedicated subdomains such as for the AusGIN Portal at portal.geoscience.gov.au.
Linked Data PIDs
PIDs in use here
The following collections of PIDs are in use within pid.geoscience.gov.au:
Some non-persistent web addresses do exist within pid.geosciece.gov.au, such as /pidsvc which is the entry point to the PID Service used to manage the subdomain and /static which contains stylesheets and other web page resources.