Greater Sydney Region Tree Canopy 2022

The Greater Sydney Region 2022 canopy dataset provides information on tree canopy cover, vegetation health, land surface temperature, and individual trees for the metropolitan urban area and metropolitan rural area of Greater Sydney. This data can be analysed from the individual tree point to regional scale. Having current and accurate estimates of tree canopy supports councils and government to reliably identify areas of tree canopy and confidently develop urban greening and heat island mitigation strategies and actions. This dataset provides the user with information at a known spatial accuracy. The dataset is based off aerial imagery with a resolution of 0.16cm to 0.48m (dependent on spectral band) captured by ArborCarbon Pty Ltd.

This dataset can be accessed by Greater Sydney councils, NSW Government employees, and members of the public (subject to department assessment and approval).

Please fill out this form to access the dataset. Users will be required to sign a Digital Data Deed Poll to access the data.

A version of the 2022 canopy dataset, summarised to Modified Mesh Block, is publicly available on the SEED portal here.

In the dataset, “tree canopy” is classified as all vegetation greater than 3m. “All vegetation” includes all vegetation, including tree canopy, greater than 0m. Note: due to data limitations, not all grass areas have been identified in their entirety.

More information on the 2022 Greater Sydney canopy dataset can be found here.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose Green infrastructure, tree canopy and urban heat planning and management
Frequency of change Not planned
Metadata Date 2023-07-31
Date of Asset Creation 2022-10-03
Date of Asset Publication 2024-03-26
License OEH licence
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Greater Sydney Region

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2022-10-03 - 2023-02-20
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure 2024"