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This dataset contains maps of woody vegetation extent and woody foliage projective cover (FPC) for New South Wales at 5 metre resolution.
Woody vegetation is a key feature of our landscape and an integral part of our society. We value it because it contributes to the economy, protects the land, provides us with recreation, and gives refuge to the unique and diverse range of fauna that we regard so highly. Yet it poses a significant threat to us in times of fire and storm. So information about trees is vital for a range of business, property planning, monitoring, risk assessment, and conservation activities.
The datasets are:
Woody vegetation extent. A presence/absence map showing areas of trees and shrubs, taller than two metres, that are visible at the resolution of the imagery used in the analysis. This shows the location, extent, and density of foliage cover for stands of woody vegetation, enabling identification of small features such as trees in paddocks and scattered woodlands through to the largest expanses of forest in the State. Woody extent products contain 'bcu' in the file name.
Woody foliage projective cover (FPC). FPC is a measure of the proportion of the ground area covered by foliage (or photosynthetic tissue) held in a vertical plane and is a measure of canopy density. Woody FPC products contain 'bcv' in the file name.
Both mosaics and tiles are available, along with a shape file that identifies the location of the tiles.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the numerous Science Division staff and volunteers who edited the maps. Thanks too, to the following organisations: Airbus Defence and Space for SPOT imagery data NSW Land and Property Information for ADS40 data NSW Land and Property Information and a number of commercial vendors for Lidar data Joint Remote Sensing Research Program
What can the maps be used for? The maps are intended for use in rural landscapes and are suited to many applications including:
- property planning
- vegetation mask for topographic maps
- local government planning
- risk assessment, such as in fire-prone areas
- native vegetation mapping
- habitat identification and mapping
From 2011-01-01 To 2011-12-31
How to cite this collection:
Office of Environment and Heritage (2011-2019), New South Wales (2015): Woody Extent and Foliage Projective Cover - SPOT, OEH algorithm, NSW. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25901/dcje-yt71
This data can be accessed from the following websites
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
Accuracy assessment results are provided in the table below.
|South East||91.6%||94.5%||North West||88.3%||89.0%|