NSW Native Vegetation Extent Raster 5m v1.4

The purpose of this layer is to help discriminate native tree cover and woodlands from other terrain elements.

The NSW Native Vegetation Extent 5m Raster v1.4 was developed under the State Vegetation Type Map program (SVTM) and presents a single surface raster that combines the best available information on native vegetation extent for NSW. The surface differentiates tree cover from candidate native grasslands, water, forestry plantations and a woodland matrix from non-native areas.

The surface is built on the 2011 5m NSW Woody Vegetation Extent (Fisher et al., 2016), with updates up to 2018 (Fisher et al., 2017), with the addition of candidate native grasslands, woodlands and wetlands from the visual interpretation of high-resolution imagery (OEH, 2017).

The NSW Native Vegetation Extent 5m Raster v1.4 is an integration of five existing datasets which map candidate native vegetation and water bodies for NSW. The sourcing rules from each dataset are documented in the metadata statement at the link below.

All Koala Habitat Information Base (KHIB) datasets are available for download below under 'Dataset Relationship'

For further information on the data layers and their development, please see the Koala Habitat Information Base Technical Guide.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title NSW_Candidate_Native_Vegetation_v1p2_5m_2017
Edition 1.4
Purpose To provide a state-wide seamless native vegetation extent at a 5m resolution
Frequency of change Unknown
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION
Metadata Date 2018-07-17
Date of Asset Creation 2018-07-09
Date of Asset Publication 2019-06-21
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Biota
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2011-01-01 - 2017-12-31
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 2019"