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Vicmap Vegetation - Tree Density 1:25000

This dataset is a presence/absence of tree cover dataset that is derived from SPOT Panchromatic imagery (10m pixels) by a combination of digital classification and visual interpretation. The presence/absence dataset is then grouped into three density classes (Dense, Medium, Scattered) by neighbourhood and proximity cell based analysis. The raster dataset is converted to vector as a final step.

The process of grouping tree cover into density classes simplifies the representation of trees and reduces the complexity of the vector dataset. It is a particularly neat way of representing scattered tree cover. The original, ungrouped raster dataset is maintained as a separate dataset.

Classifying SPOT Panchromatic imagery for vegetation can be limiting as the panchromatic image only encompasses a small portion of the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. However, the image sharpness and detail offered makes the trade off between spectral range and spatial resolution worth while for mapping tree cover at 1:25,000.

Tree cover is defined as woody vegetation greater than 2 metres in height and with a crown cover (foliar density) greater than 10 percent.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 6, 2019, 00:10 (UTC)
Created February 22, 2017, 02:25 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_DELWP-VIC_Govt_DELWP_datavic_VMVEG_TREE_DENSITY
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Feature Reliability Code, Feature Type Code, Geometry, Object ID, Source Begin Date, Source End Date, Source Oragnisation Code, Source Type Code, Tree Density, UFI Creation Date
Attribution The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (2018): Vicmap Vegetation - Tree Density 1:25000; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2018
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}