Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)

Polygons showing the extent and types of wetlands in Victoria. This layer is an update of the Wetland 1994 layer, it incorporates new regional mapping, some supplementary mapping and repositioning of planimetrically inaccurate wetlands. Supplementary mapping involved identifying and delineating wetlands which had not previously been mapped, but did not modify the extent of existing wetlands. It was undertaken primarily using aerial photograph interpretation (photos from 2007 to 2011) supplemented with existing geospatial datasets that provided context and informed the identification of wetland boundaries (e.g. vegetation mapping, topography). Wetlands were classified (according to the new classification framework) into primary categories based on wetland system type, salinity regime, water regime, water source, dominant vegetation and wetland origin.

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Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)

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Field Value
Date Published 2016-11-08
Date Updated 2016-12-31
Agency Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
[Open Data]
Citation Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2017
Attribution Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2017
Data Temporal Coverage: 2004-01-01 to 2013-01-01
Geospatial Coverage 141,-39,150,-34
Geospatial Scale Varied between 1:10 000 and 1:25 000
Geospatial Accuracy The classification scheme is applied using many different sources of data. Wherever possible the confidence in classification is provided. Precision: boundary accuracy for new mapping and repositioning 25m or better
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