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Murrurrundi API 1:100K vegetation map. VIS_ID 3850

Data forms part of a project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council as part of the regional assessments of western New South Wales - Joint Vegetation Mapping Project (JVMP), Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (BBS). Murrurrundi 1:100K mapsheet was part of the "targeted API" program, whereby information on the structural characteristics and overstorey composition was obtained via aerial photo interpretation (API) of 1:50000 or 1:25000 aerial photography.; ; Joint Vegetation Mapping Project. NSW Western Regional Assessments. Final Report, Dec 2003. Resource & Conservation Assessment Council. Project No. WRA 24.Hill, L. (2000) Goulburn River National Park and Munghorn Nature Reserve - Vegetation Survey for Fire Management Purposes. Volume 1: Main Report. Upper Hunter District. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hill, L. (1999) Goulburn River National Park and Munghorn Nature Reserve - Vegetation Survey for Fire Management Purposes.Volume 2: Community Profiles. Upper Hunter District. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Language English
Alternative Title Murrurrundi_API_VIS_3850
Edition 1
Purpose Targeted aerial photography interpretation (API) was carried out within the BBS bioregion. Targeted API was essential to the project as it provided overstorey pattern information which could be used to constrain the vegetation model. Full API coverage of the BBS bioregion could not be achieved due to budget and time constraints. The JVMP TWG decided to undertake targeted API complementary to the NVMP;API. The NPWS WRA Unit Dubbo, supervised this work.;;Aerial photography was sourced from the relevant agencies or from Land Information Centre. Photographs were 1:50 000 scale or 1:25 000 scale and dated 2000/2001. API map attributes and mapping pathway. The development of the API mapping pathway was based on the specific requirements of the project brief, namely: to provide full floristic and structural data that met the NVMP. ;;Guidelines for mapping native vegetation.;The API pathway included vegetation cover with more than 10% canopy cover. The mapping pathway for targeted API within the BBS bioregion was based firstly on vegetation cover, then overstorey floristic, juvenile canopy cover (growth stage), understorey type, canopy height, disturbance and land use. Thresholds applied to canopy cover (10% ccp) and minimum polygon size (10ha), with exception for special features (2ha). The JVMP;;A number of map sheets were already planned for completion under the NVMP API program. After considering the requirements for additional API within the BBS bioregion, the JVMP TWG decided to target the Cobbora, Gulgong, Merriwa, Blackville and Murrurundi 1:100 000 map sheets in the south of the BBS bioregion and the Bingara, Yetman and Yallaroi map sheets in the north.
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,LAND-Cover,PHOTOGRAPHY-AND-IMAGERY-Aerial,VEGETATION-Floristic,VEGETATION-Structural
Metadata Date 2003-01-12
Date of Asset Creation 2003-12-01
Date of Asset Publication 2011-04-29
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Biota
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Temporal Coverage From 2001-12-31
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 2011"