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Title

Vegetation of the Singleton Military Area. VIS_ID 3913

Alternative title(s)

SingletonMilitaryArea_E_3913

Abstract

Vegetation of the Singleton Military Area.;\nA vegetation survey, classification and mapping project has been completed for the 14,520 ha Singleton Military Area (SMA), located in the mid Hunter Valley of New South Wales, on behalf of the Department of Defence.;\nA preferential sampling design supported by extensive ground-data collection (1,427 ground control data points) was adopted to select and sample the vegetation so that observable variations in dominant plant species combinations could be analysed in detail. Two approaches to classification were employed, each tailored to different structural habitats: woody vegetation and grasslands. For woody vegetation, sample sizes were 0.04 ha, while 0.01 ha samples were used in grassland habitats. In all cases, all vascular plant species within sample plots were recorded and assessed in terms of a 6-point cover abundance code. Numerical classification of sample data was undertaken using the Primer statistical package, where cluster;\nanalysis and non-metric multidimensional scaling ordinations were performed. In total, 78 full floristic sample plots were used to define 23 woody vegetation communities, while 82 sample plots defined 21;\ngrassland (and wetland, shrubland) communities. Of these, six woody communities can be considered Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs), listed under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995;\nMapping of all vegetation communities was undertaken through on-screen interpretation of digital orthorectified aerial photographs (flown December 2008), supported by the 1,427 ground control data;\npoints for woody vegetation. Accuracy of this mapping is considered high across most of the SMA, due to the methods used in its construction. Grasslands were mapped in a similar way, but did not incorporate ground control points. Instead, intensive ground truthing was undertaken to attribute specific areas to grassland types. It was noted, however, that distinguishing community boundaries in the field between adjacent grasslands was difficult due to the history of grazing, and interpretation of aerial photographs could only distinguish broad grassland patterns. VIS_ID 3913

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Data Quality Statement

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Data quality statement for Vegetation of the Singleton Military Area. VIS_ID 3913

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Vegetation SingletonMilitaryArea E 3913

Name: Vegetation SingletonMilitaryArea E 3913

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

26051ba1-30c6-4e67-a69e-c33ac6c7f75f

Presentation form

mapDigital

Edition

unknown

Dataset language

eng

Metadata standard

Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Version

1.1

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/26051ba1-30c6-4e67-a69e-c33ac6c7f75f

Purpose

Vegetation Mapping

Status

completed

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Equivalent scale

1:None

Additional information source

Sinclair Knight Merz & Eastcoast Flora Survey (2012). Vegetation of the Singleton Military Area. Report to Department of Defence, June 2012.

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Biota

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

VEGETATION

FLORA

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

151.11261

East bounding longitude

151.247986

North bounding latitude

-32.776871

South bounding latitude

-32.600636

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

2011-06-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Date type

creation

Effective date

2012-06-29

Date type

publication

Effective date

2013-03-06

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

unknown

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

A digital, orthorectified aerial photographic mosaic (flown December 2008) was made available for the project, and was used for the basis of all mapping. Interpretation of this;\nmosaic was completed on-screen in Mapinfo� GIS across the entire study area, with the exception of the;\nfar north-western corner. In this case, interpretation was based on an older, broader image supplied by Lands & Property Information.;\nWithin Mapinfo� GIS, observable photo-patterns from orthorectified colour aerial photographs were scrutinised and cross-referenced to RDP data collected in the field.;\nA preferential sampling strategy formed the basis of the survey design for this project. Following preparation of a draft vegetation 'strata' map, standard floristic survey;\nquadrats (0.04ha; 20 x 20m or 40 x 10m in riparian habitats) were sampled in representative locations;\nwithin the SMA for woody vegetation. Survey of grassland areas in general incorporated the same strategies as completed for woody vegetation, with the exception that quadrats sampled representative areas of 0.01ha (10 x 10m).;\nFloristic sample (quadrat) data was entered into a licensed copy of the DECCW vegetation survey database,;\nrunning on a Microsoft Access� platform. Analysis of data was undertaken using multivariate techniques in the Primer statistical package.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

Completeness Commission

Date type

revision

Effective date

2001-01-01

Explanation

Completeness Ommission

Date type

revision

Effective date

2001-01-01

Explanation

Topological Consistency

Explanation

Geometric and topological (overlap) errors were corrected.

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2012-06-29

Metadata language

eng