BioNet Data Services
BioNet is the repository of biodiversity data maintained for the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). This includes related data sets: vegetation maps, vegetation classification and threatened entity profiles.
Objectives in developing the standard are to:
- address data inconsistency between map products which leads to interpretation problems, by adoption of an agreed and recognised standard
- improve the ability of end users to combine and interpret related BioNet datasets by ensuring that field naming, definition and format is consistent.
This standard documents the technical attributes, terminology and definitions required to support the standardisation and delivery of vegetation type mapping in NSW. It provides a methodology and implementation independent specification for vegetation maps based on the plant community type classification (PCT).
The standard utilises the NSW vegetation classification scheme that includes nested Formations, Classes and Plant Community Types, and supports mapping at state-wide through to property scales.
This standard will be used by OEH to develop new State-wide vegetation map database and web map services that are expected to undergo testing in early-mid 2017.