Native vegetation map product specifications
In October 2012, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) commenced a project to establish agreed specifications required to standardise NSW native vegetation map products. These specifications will be available in late 2013.
This project is being coordinated by OEH Native Vegetation Information Branch, with funding from the NSW Environmental Trust Fund. OEH engaged consultants Spatial Vision Innovations Pty Ltd to undertake stakeholder consultation and develop native vegetation map specifications.
Project objectives include:
- engage with a representative range of stakeholders
- define the specific needs and expectations of stakeholders
- undertake analyses to evaluate and define the types of vegetation maps required
- develop detailed specifications to support the implementation of a fine-scale native vegetation map product
- develop detailed specifications to support the implementation of a statewide regional scale native vegetation map product.
The native vegetation map specifications produced by this project will establish the framework that will:
guide future investment in native vegetation mapping products
improve alignment with NSW regulatory tools and processes
improve alignment with Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) classification
establish consistent map products statewide that future-proof against jurisdictional boundary changes.
The project deliverables and status are:
| Phase || Deliverable || Status|| Link |
|1. Project inception||Project and contract initiation||Completed|| |
|2. Stakeholder engagement planning||Develop and circulate questionnaire||Completed||Survey results |
|3. Stakeholder consultation||Six regional workshops and additional interviews||Completed|| |
|4. User requirements analysis||Native vegetation mapping product requirements report||Completed||User requirements report|
|5. Options analysis||Options paper for OEH Executive||Commenced|| |
|6. Develop product specifications||Product specification reports and associated geo-database |
i) fine-scale local native vegetation map
ii) statewide regional scale native vegetation map
|Not commenced|| |
A consultation process involving a questionnaire, a workshop and targeted meetings has been initiated and will focus on issues, including:
Page last updated: 20 September 2013