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Vegetation - Post-European Settlement (1988)

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.

Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703005426

Title: Vegetation - Post-European Settlement (1988)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



Shows vegetation of Australia in the mid 1980s. Areas over 30 000 hectares are shown plus small areas of significant vegetation such as rainforest and croplands. Attribute information includes growth form of the tallest and lower stratum, foliage cover of tallest stratum and dominant floristic type.

ANZLIC search words:

  • FLORA Native Mapping
  • VEGETATION Mapping

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 112 -9, 154 -9, 154 -44, 112 -44, 112 -9,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -9 °
South bounding latitude: -44 °
East bounding longitude: 154 °
West bounding longitude: 112 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: 1985-01-01

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - e00 ArcInfo export (e00) ArcInfo Workstation Geographic AGD66
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map
Available format type:
DIGITAL - mif MapInfo Interchange Format (MIF) MapInfo Geographic AGD66
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic AGD66
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map
DIGITAL - e00 ArcInfo export (e00) ArcInfo Workstation Geographic AGD66

Access constraints:

The data are subject to Copyright. Data files may be downloaded from Geoscience Australia's website at A licence agreement is required.

Free Data Download

Data quality


Captured from Geoscience Australia's 'Present Vegetation' 1:5 million scale map.

Positional accuracy:

Not Documented

Attribute accuracy:

Not Documented

Logical Consistency:

Not Documented


Complete for all Australia

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

Additional metadata

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Size of database: 4.9 - 7.7 MB depending on the format.

Scale/resolution: 1:5 million