The BioNet Vegetation Maps data, which was previously known as the Vegetation Information System Map Catalogue, has now been integrated into the SEED environmental data portal.
In SEED over 800 vegetation maps can be discovered, downloaded or viewed in context with other environmental map layers. Work is underway to enable map views for all map products.
If available, the following resources are included for each map:
- web map services (VMS)
- downloadable geographical information system (GIS) data
- metadata, including technical reports
- images of cartographic map products
Vegetation type maps
Vegetation type maps classify and map vegetation by communities, floristic or structural typologies. The BioNet Vegetation Map collection includes vegetation maps of varying quality, currency and typology. You should choose maps from the catalogue that are appropriate for your needs.
The collection includes the standardised regional scale State Vegetation Type Map produced under the State Vegetation Type Mapping (SVTM) program. This standardised map is based on the NSW classification hierarchy including plant community types, Vegetation Classes and Vegetation Formations, and conforms with the BioNet Vegetation Map Data Standard.
The collection also contains an aggregation of non-standardised historic and contemporary vegetation maps. Discover and access these products in the SEED Environmental Data Portal.
Since 2020, work has moved away from maintaining a catalogue of non-standardised maps because map custodians are now well equipped to publish their own maps through SEED. Focus has instead shifted to maintaining the new State Vegetation Type Map.
Vegetation extent and condition maps
As well as vegetation type maps, there are a number of important ancillary vegetation data products now available from the Department of Planning and Environment (the Department). These include vegetation extent, vegetation condition, ground cover and biomass. Visit Vegetation extent and condition products for an overview and access.