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TASVEG is a Tasmania-wide vegetation map produced by the Tasmanian Vegetation Monitoring and Mapping Program (TVMMP). TASVEG comprises 156 mapping units captured at a nominal scale of 1:25,000. The TASVEG mapping builds on and incorporates the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) mapping of forest vegetation communities, originally mapped at 1:100,000 scale, as well as the World Heritage Area (WHA) mapping that was carried out at 1:25,000 scale. TASVEG is continually revised and updated via photographic and satellite image interpretation and is verified in the field where possible. This version (3.0) represents the third major release of the TASVEG layer since 2004.

The first version of TASVEG (TASVEG 1.0) was released in 2004. The initial TASVEG release incorporated existing information from the Regional Forest Agreement mapping program and from the World Heritage Area mapping program, with remaining areas of the state mapped by the TVMMP. Since TASVEG 1.0 there have been three minor versions released; 1.1 and 1.2 released in 2005 and 1.3 released in 2007. The last major release of TASVEG was version 2.0 released in 2009. Each new version of TASVEG has been accompanied by a statement indicating which new mapping data has been incorporated since the last release.

Photographic interpretation (PI) of DPIPWE’s most current aerial photography is the primary method of data collection for TASVEG updates, with field verification of representative polygons undertaken where practicable. Some aerial photography is analysed stereoscopically where feasible, but the majority of imagery is analysed orthographically within a Geographic Information System. Imagery is interpreted by vegetation scientists within DPIPWE who directly edit a master version of the TASVEG layer. Ancillary information such as such as geology maps, species records from the Natural Values Atlas, elevation data, hydrographic information and ecology texts are consulted to assist in the accurate typing of vegetation during PI.

TASVEG also incorporates updated mapping supplied by external stakeholders where the veracity of such data can be confirmed.

For more information please visit the Land Information System Tasmania:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 6, 2019, 00:04 (UTC)
Created March 31, 2019, 21:30 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-TAS_Govt_DPIPWE_LT-TAS_LIST_Public_OpenDataWFS_TASVEG_3.0
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Geometry, Object ID, Source IRS
Attribution Government of Tasmania - Department Of Primary Industries, Parks, Water And Environment - Land Tasmania, (2019): LIST - TASVEG 3.0; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Tasmania - Department Of Primary Industries, Parks, Water And Environment - Land Tasmania 2019
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[143.5, -44.0], [149.0, -44.0], [149.0, -39.2], [143.5, -39.2], [143.5, -44.0]]]}