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

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose Wetland distribution
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords WATER-Wetlands,Wetlands
Metadata Date 2003-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 2003-01-01
Date of Asset Revision 2011-08-04
Date of Asset Publication 2010-07-23
Date of Next Update 2010-01-10
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 0
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Inland waters

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Temporal Coverage From 1987-06-01 - 2003-05-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2010"