Greater Hunter Native Vegetation Mapping v4.0. VIS ID 3855

This dataset was superseded by the State Vegetation Type Map ( on 24.06.2022.

The GHM geodatabase builds on a wealth of information and previous mapping from the Hunter region. Existing field data, mapping, classification and remote sensing interpretation were augmented with new survey data to produce the vegetation community classification used in this project. The classification used a series of well documented analyses as well as expert review to achieve its end-point. The GHM geodatabase contains two principal vegetation layers. The GHM Vegetation Type layer and the Canopy Cover (v2) layer (individual tree crowns or clumps of tree crowns). The GHM also contains field plot localities, associated species information and plot-specific photographs. Data specific to each polygon (e.g. crown cover) and to each native vegetation community type (e.g. common name, scientific name) are included. Polygons, the fundamental spatial units, are built from computer-based feature recognition which delineates landscapes patterns. The GHM Vegetation Type map is built by attributing individual polygons with vegetation type from the GHM floristic classification through a multi-stage process. The process includes visual interpretation of SPOT 5 and ADS40 imagery as well as species distribution modelling and expert review. The project included a review of existing mapping and classification and established equivalences between these and the GHM Classification. VIS ID 3855

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Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title HunterGreater_v4_E_3855
Edition Not known
Purpose To classify and map native vegetation communities across the greater Hunter region, including Hawkesbury Nepean CMA. The classification is intended to be integrated into the NSW Plant Community Type Classification for use in NSW assessment and regulatory tools. Version 4 of the map and classification should be regarded as draft, and may undergo minor changes as it is integrated into the NSW PCT and subsequent tools.
Frequency of change Biannually
Metadata Date 2012-06-30
Date of Asset Creation 2012-06-30
Date of Asset Revision 2012-11-30
Date of Asset Publication 2012-06-30
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Biota

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Temporal Coverage From 2005-01-01 - 2009-12-31
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2012"