NSW (Mitchell) Landscapes - version 3.1

This dataset (version 3.1) supersedes previous versions of the NSW Landscapes (Versions 2 & 3). Version 3.1 now includes an attributes for biometric over-cleared landscape status, and corrects minor typographic errors regarding some landscape names. The Biometric over-clear landscape value is a regulation data set established under the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology ( and is managed in the BioNet VIS Classification Database.

Background: Version 3 included a revision of the polygon boundaries conducted in 2008. That revision corrected many alignment errors using SPOT 5 imagery as a reference layer. The revisions for Version 3 resulted in significant alterations to Landscape boundaries in some regions. See associated technical report 'ELA 2008 Editing Mitchell Landscapes'.

Version 2 maps were constructed from existing data and have a strong geologic, geomorphic and pedologic base. They do not include field validation/original mapping. Scale and reliability was constrained to 1:250,000 scale by the availability of suitable state-wide maps, although some source data (air photos/maps) were more detailed. A transect of map sheets was compared with other data during the mapping, it is believed reasonable product consistency has been attained. Details on the methodology, limitations and constraints in the devlopment of the original dataset are contained in P.B.Mitchell (2002) NSW Ecosystems Study: Background and Methodology (Unpublished). Information regarding v3 update are contained in: ELA (2008). Editing Mitchell Landscapes.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Alternative Title NSWLandscapes_MitchellLandscapes
Metadata Date 12/12/2016
Date Created 12/12/2016
Date Revised 28/04/2017
Date Published 12/12/2016
Edition 3.1
Purpose NSW Landscapes were developed for conservation planning and reserve establishment purposes, to provide consistent statewide ecological units finer than the existing bioregions and sub-regions. The absence of consistent statewide vegetation mapping was factor driving the development of a Landscapes layer.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape
Equivalent Scale 250000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/11/2008 - 12/12/2016
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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"