NSW BioNet Flora Survey Plots – PCT Reference Sites

This is a dataset of the NSW BioNet Flora Survey Data Collection that is maintained via the Flora Survey Module of the NSW BioNet Atlas application. This collection is a central, authoritative database for systematic vegetation survey data in NSW. This dataset includes full floristic survey sites that have been allocated to PCTs through the quantitative classification method outlined in A revised classification of plant communities of eastern New South Wales (DPE 2022). As such these sites are reference sites for quantitative PCTs.


The full datasets (sites and species) may be accessed via the BioNetAtlas application Site-level data (without species) is available in a machine readable form via the BioNet OData Web Service That OData data service is delivered to SEED where it is rendered as a map layer (i.e. Web Map Service).
You may also query and extract simplified data from SEED Map View – this video explains How to access BioNet systematic flora survey plot data using the SEED portal. Data in BioNet is made available in accordance with DPE's Sensitive Species Data Policy For species categorised as "sensitive", location information may be withheld depending on the species' status under the policy, and on the access rights of the user. Records in BioNet are not guaranteed to be free from error or omission.

Data and Resources

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title VIS Flora Survey
Edition BioNet-Atlas v3.1
Purpose Flora Survey data are used in environmental assessment and planning, and for purposes of scientific research. This data supports the development of i) a quantitatively derived NSW Plant Community Type classification, ii) vegetation type condition benchmarks, iii) Plant Community Type mapping, and iv) species distribution modelling. Products i) & ii) are used directly in NSW metric based assessment processes including, Property Vegetation Planning, BioBanking, BioMetric and BioCertification. Products iii) & iv) are used indirectly to support the maintenance of data content used in these assessment processes. Data in this collection are distributed to the National TERN / AEKOS Australian Ecological Survey Database. Species occurrence records are also made available through the BioNet Species Sightings data collection, from where they are distributed to the National Alas of Living Australia.
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords NSW,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION-Floristic
Metadata Date 2013-04-15
Date of Asset Creation 2013-04-15
Date of Asset Publication 2022-06-24
Date of Next Update 2023-06-23
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 250000
Geospatial Topic Biota

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1990-01-06
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Legal Disclaimer Read
Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2022"
Groups SEED Layer Intersect Tool: BAM (stage 1) layer list