Fine-Scale Vegetation Mapping of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area, 2012. VIS_ID 4189

This dataset represents fine-scale floristic vegetation mapping within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. Vegetation has been categorized into communities, classes and formations, with the composition of respective vegetation species identified. Mapping was conducted by vegetation mapping ‘experts’ (NSW Department of Environment and Heritage) between September 2009 and April 2012, and was based on 3-D PLANAR modelling, aerial photography interpretation, field floristic assessment, and PATN statistical analysis.

A nominal scale of use of 1:5,000 is recommended for dataset display and interpretation, as linework digitising was based on ADS40 (50cm resolution) and minimum polygon size of 0.2 ha, and was captured at screen scale of between 1:1000 and 1:1500.

The map is not to be used at a property level scale or for development applications where a scale of 1:1200 or greater may be required to determine the level variation of vegetation within a property. Furthermore, DAs still need to undergo the rigour of planning laws in NSW including local assessment of impacts on flora and fauna.

Overall thematic accuracy is reported at 66% (independent assessment), with OEH reviewed overall accuracy being 77% weighted by total area of each vegetation class.

The dataset is to be considered a standalone layer.

VIS_ID 4189

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Data Type Vector
Alternative Title CoffsHarbourLGA_2012_E_4189
Metadata Date 05/12/2014
Date Created 05/12/2014
Date Published 29/06/2017
Edition 1
Purpose The dataset was primarily designed to identify vegetation communities, classes and formations, for display and interpretation at scales less than, or equal to, 1:5,000. Non-natural areas, devoid of vegetation, have not been mapped. Various levels of attribute confidence are identified within the data's 'Confidence' attribute field. Users are reminded that the layer represents a model, and should only be regarded as an interpretation or prediction of real-world phenomena.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,FLORA-Native
Equivalent Scale 5000
Geospatial Topic biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/09/2009 - 30/04/2012
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2017"