Historic Woody Vegetation Mapping of the NSW Wheat-belt - Band B. VIS_ID 4183

This map and reports (cited below) present the results of research on the rate of change of native woody vegetation in the Central New South Wales wheatbelt. The study was carried out over three years and analysed vegetation change between the 1980s and 2000. The project tested methods to map changes in native woody vegetation using direct visual inspection of readily available Landsat TM satellite imagery. NPWS mapping of native woody vegetation types within the wheatbelt provided the 1980s baseline information for the study. Clearing was identified on the satellite images and digitised. The resulting clearing maps were used to produce updated maps of remaining native woody vegetation for each monitoring period. Systematic validation of the mapping was done by comparison with specially flown, fine-scale aerial photography. Validation results showed that the mapping consistently and accurately distinguished between clearing and areas of no-change with typical accuracy rates of approximately 95%. [VIS_ID 4183]

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Language English
Alternative Title NarrabriWheatbelt_E_4183
Edition 1
Purpose To map the rate of change of native woody vegetation in the Central New South Wales wheatbelt.
Frequency of change Unknown
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION
Metadata Date 2015-06-02
Date of Asset Creation 2015-02-06
Date of Asset Publication 2015-06-02
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 1
Geospatial Topic Biota

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1980-01-01 - 2000-01-06
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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 2015"