NSW Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016

The NSW Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016 provides both an area and percentage of vegetation for city blocks and infrastructure corridors in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area as of 2016. With this dataset, users can estimate tree canopy and vegetation cover in urban areas at many scales, such as mesh block, precinct, or local government area. Having current and accurate estimates of tree canopy and vegetation like this supports citizens and governments to reliably identify areas of tree canopy and confidently develop urban greening and heat island mitigation strategies and action.
This dataset provides the user with information of high spatial accuracy. The dataset uses vegetation information derived from high resolution aerial photography combined with boundary and land use information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Mesh Block polygon dataset augmented with road and railroad data from the NSW Digital Cadastral Database. The content was co-designed with state and local governments and developed using scientifically-rigorous methodologies. The extent of the dataset covers urban, major urban, peri-urban and other urban areas within the Sydney Greater Metropolitan. While the dataset provides wall to wall coverage of many councils, it does not include far outlying rural areas in local government areas with a largely rural component.

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Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Alternative Title Urban Vegetation Cover to the ABS Modified Mesh Block, 2016, Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area
Edition 1
Purpose urban and environmental planning, vegetation/tree cover analysis
Update Frequency Not planned
OEH Service Sustainable Land Use and Development
Field of Research (optional) Ecological Impacts of Climate Change,Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area, Significant Urban Area
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Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2016-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Landing page https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/opendata/dataset/nsw-urban-vegetation-cover-to-modified-mesh-block-2016
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2019"