Plot to PCT Assignment Tool

The Plot to PCT Assignment Tool is a web application for identifying Plant Community Types (PCTs) in eastern New South Wales.

PCTs are widely used to support biodiversity assessment and land management activities.

For more information about PCTs visit the NSW PCT Classification webpage.

Plot to PCT Tool screenshot

How to access the tool

Anyone can access the Plot to PCT Assignment Tool.  

Purpose of the tool 

The tool provides a standardised repeatable method for identifying quantitative PCTs using the floristic survey methods required under the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM).

New standard floristic survey sites can be evaluated against quantitative Approved PCTs for the coast and tablelands bioregions of eastern New South Wales, using a combination of floristic, environmental and spatial attributes.

The tool helps users assess PCT options by providing detailed information on the ten most closely matched PCTs. This includes statistics for the strength of the match and interactive maps of PCT reference locations.

PCT matching results and PCT summary information can be downloaded from the tool in spreadsheet form.

Watch the video: Demonstration of the Plot to PCT Assignment Tool 

Where does the tool apply?

The tool currently applies to native vegetation in the coast and tablelands bioregions of eastern NSW.

Map showing plot to pct tool relevant bioregions 

As quantitative PCT classification revisions are undertaken further west, more bioregions will be added.

Where do PCT data in the Tool come from?

All PCT data in the tool are sourced from BioNet. The tool is maintained to ensure alignment with the current version of PCT data in BioNet.

User guide

The Plot to PCT Assignment Tool User Guide provides detailed information about preparing data for the tool, uploading and analysing data, and evaluating PCT matching results.

Send any questions or feedback to BioNet