NSW Bionet Vegetation Classification Data Collection

The BioNet Vegetation Classification Data Collection maintained in the BioNet - Vegetation Classification application http://www.bionet.nsw.gov.au/. The Collection contains: I) the NSW vegetation community typology including Plant Community Types, NSW Vegetation Formations and Classes; 2) NSW Vegetation Integrity (Benchmarks); and many other characteristics of NSW Plant Community Types (PCT).

The PCT classification was developed in 2011 to establish an unambiguous master community-level classification for use in vegetation mapping programs, regulatory decisions, and as a standard typology for other planning and data gathering programs. With introduction of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act in October 2018 PCTs superseded BioMetric Vegetation Types as the NSW regulatory vegetation classification. For more information go to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/research/Visclassification.htm.

ACCESS: The Vegetation Classification Data Collection can be accessed through the BioNet - Vegetation Classification application: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NSWVCA20PRapp/LoginPR.aspx. or via the BioNet Vegetation Classification Web Service (an Open API) https://data.bionet.nsw.gov.au/

This Data Collection is maintained and improved on a regular basis, and is hence subject to change.

Data and Resources

    Data Access

    Please email data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au to request access to this dataset. An DPIE representative will be in contact with you shortly, usually within 2 business days, with instruction on accessing the dataset. There may be a requirement to negotiate a data licence agreement.

  • Data Quality StatementPDF

    Data quality statement for NSW Bionet Vegetation Classification Data Collection

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Alternative Title VIS Classification Database
Metadata Date 31/05/2016
Date Created 31/05/2016
Date Published 13/05/2016
Edition BioNet-Vegetation Classification v3.1
Purpose This data collection provides the vegetation classification typology (Plant Community Types, Class and Formation) supporting vegetation mapping programs, regulatory decisions, and other planning and data gathering programs.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
Keywords Flora-Native,Vegetation-Floristic,Bio,Net

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Equivalent Scale 1
Geospatial Topic biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1990 - 01/06/2016
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Landing page https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/nsw-bionet-vegetation-classification-data-collectiond2a04
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry 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, Industry and Environment 2016"

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