NSW Ecosystem Offset Trading Group Map


The NSW Ecosystem Offset Trading Group Map is a regional scale map of candidate non-threatened Ecosystem Offset Trading Groups as defined under the NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme.

The map covers all of NSW. Areas designated as ‘No Offset Trading Group’ are areas within NSW that are currently considered ineligible for Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements. The mapped Offset Trading Groups are generated by a direct translation of the NSW State Vegetation Type Map (SVTM vC1.1.M1.1) according to the Biodiversity Assessment Method Table 5.

This map is updated periodically in response to updates to the NSW State Vegetation Type Map or other relevant information.

Key Fields:

  • !OFFSET_TRA! – Offset Trading Group
  • !SUB_NAME_7! – Sub IBRA Bioregion
  • !OTGSUBIBRA! – A concatenation of the Offset Trading Group and the Sub IBRA Bioregion

Current Version 0.5

Limitations on Use

  • The map may be used as a guide to the occurrence and distribution of NSW Ecosystem Offset Trading Groups.
  • The map is derived from regional scale mapping of Plant Community Types and should not be used for local or property scale decisions.
  • The map does not include Offset Trading Groups for threatened ecological community (TEC) Ecosystem credit types.

Data Access

Map data may be downloaded as a zipped Geotiff file at the link below. The map may also be viewed on the SEED Map Viewer, or accessed via the underlying ArcGIS REST Services or WMS for integration in GIS or business applications.

Map Data Type

The map is supplied as a 5m GeoTiff Raster, and can be viewed and analysed in most commercial and open-source spatial software packages. No preferred symbology is provided.

Feedback and Support

We welcome your feedback to assist us in continuously improving our products. To help us track and process your feedback, please use the SEED Data Feedback tool available via the SEED map viewer.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 0.5
Purpose Advisory data to support NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme engagement
Frequency of change Annually
Metadata Date 2023-02-24
Date of Asset Creation 2023-02-15
Date of Asset Publication 2023-03-02
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Biota

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2015-01-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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 2023"