The Native Vegetation of the Sydney Metropolitan Area (OEH, 2013), Version 2.0 - VIS_ID 3817

This layer contains digital mapping of the native vegetation communities of the Sydney Metropolitan area. Vegetation communities have been derived from the analysis of 2200 floristic sites collated for the study area. Identified vegetation communities have been related to currently listed threatened ecological communities listed under the NSW TSC Act, 1995 and the Commonwealth EPBC Act, 1999. Native vegetation communities have been mapped using a combination of detailed image interpretation, relationships between sample sites and abiotic environmental variables. The derived digital data layer includes fields that describe the vegetation community, interpreted dominant species and understorey characteristics, interpretation confidence, disturbance type and severity, NSW vegetation formation and classes and related NSW Plant Community Types. These are described in detail in technical reports OEH (2013) The Native Vegetation of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Volume 1: Technical Report. Version 2.0. Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney.

VIS_ID 3817

These data (version 2.0) replaced the draft VIS dataset SydneyCMA_E_3817. Please note that version 2.0 has now been superseded by version 3.0 (VIS_ID 4489).

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

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Data Type Vector
Alternative Title SydneyMetroArea_v2_0_2013_E_3817
Metadata Date 01/09/2009
Date Created 01/09/2009
Date Revised 01/10/2013
Date Published 01/11/2013
Edition 2.0
Purpose The purpose of the data is to provide a single detailed coverage of native vegetation communities in the Sydney metropolitan area using standardised vegetation classification. This classification is designed to relate to the objectives of the OEH vegetation information systems and to assist users with the assessment of threatened ecological communities listed under the NSW TSC Act and Commonwealth EPBC Act. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other sources on native vegetation in the study area including existing literature, field investigations and TEC determinations. Precautions are required when using TEC data and caveats noted in Volume 1 technical report (OEH 2013) should be noted.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 5000
Geospatial Topic Biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/08/2007 - 01/10/2013
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 2013"