NSW Wetlands

The purpose of this project was to map the wetlands across New South Wales. Wetlands were identified using a combination of classification of spectral classes of Landsat MSS and TM imagery and ancillary wetland information to create information classes of broad wetland groups (floodplain wetlands, freshwater lakes, saline lakes, reservoirs, estuarine wetlands and coastal lagoons and lakes). The data will then be used to assess the wetland resource in each catchment.

For more details refer to: Kingsford, R., Brandis, K., Thomas, R., Crighton, P., Knowles, E. and Gale, E., 2004. Classifying landform at broad spatial scales: the distribution and conservation of wetlands in New South Wales, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 55, 17-31.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 01/01/2003
Date Created 01/01/2003
Date Revised 04/08/2011
Date Published 23/07/2010
Edition 1
Purpose Wetland distribution
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords WATER-Wetlands,Wetlands
Equivalent Scale 0
Geospatial Topic Inland waters
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/06/1987 - 01/05/2003
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 2010"