Government agencies are continuously developing products and resources relating to vegetation data and information to improve the quality of information as a basis for better decision making on vegetation in Australia.
National Vegetation Information System (NVIS)
The National Vegetation Information System (NVIS) is a detailed collation of information on the distribution and variety of vegetation types that occur in Australia. You will find publications based on the NVIS database at:
Mapping resources based on current NVIS data are available for viewing through web-mapping systems.
Australian Native Vegetation Extent Baseline 2004–05
National 50K grid geographic information system (GIS data is available through the Australian Natural Resources Data Library.
Online GIS mapping of the vegetation extent data is available through the Australian Natural Resources Atlas .
State and territory resources
Australian Capital Territory
ACT vegetation mapping and condition monitoring
Riparian mapping is based on high-resolution air photos validated with field surveys. Current priority areas are the Cotter and Murrumbidgee rivers. A spatially explicit map of priority areas is expected to be available by the end of 2008 for integration into an ACT-wide vegetation communities map. These projects complement a number of concurrent monitoring programs in the montane regions of the ACT and lowland grassy ecosystems.
A web mapping application for the discovery, interrogation and mapping of natural and cultural resource data and information in the Northern Territory
This facility uses lot plan numbers or coordinates and sends the map by email in PDF or shapefile format. Larger data sets can be obtained by contacting the Environmental Protection Agency
Contact: Environmental Protection Agency for further information.
Rainforests and vine thickets
Photo: M. Fagg
Queensland Wetland Maps and data
A range of wetland mapping products and data can be accessed from several sources including summary information, PDF-formatted maps and an interactive map service.
Contact the Environmental Protection Agency for further information.
These maps allow you to navigate to your area of interest and display a range of GIS datasets on:
- NatureLinks corridors
- flora and fauna
- protected areas
- planning and management
- topography and imagery
Contact email@example.com for more information.
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Photo: C. Slatyer