Australian Vegetation Attribute Manual

National Vegetation Information System, Version 6.0
Executive Steering Committee for Australian Vegetation Information (ESCAVI)
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2003
ISBN 0 642 54953 2

Appendix F: History of Australian Vegetation Attributes Versions V1.0 - V6.0


NVIS Version Process used to: Comment Date
Pre V1.0 Develop
  • EA and BRS reviewed the available vegetation attributes frameworks used to compile mapped vegetation data sets to meet identified requirements for various applications and national and international reporting.
  • National technical workshop convened in Sydney to discuss what the NVIS attribute framework should include.
Jul-Nov 98
1.0 Develop
  • V1.0 developed by EA in consultation with NFI. Additional consultations included State and Territory, CSIRO, consultants, Commonwealth and international workers. NVIS attribute framework included metadata, vegetation structure, floristics and condition - as per recommendations of Sydney workshop.
Dec 98-
Feb 99
  Review
  • EA travelled to each State and Territory and consulted with relevant agencies on V1.0 of the NVIS attribute framework.
Mar 99
2.0 Develop
  • V1.0 reviewed and revised based on the input and comment received from State and Territory agencies.
Mar-Apr 99
  Review
  • Circulation of V2.0 for input and comment was limited to each State and Territory, EA, BRS, Audit and AGO.
May-Jun 99
3.0 Develop
  • V3.0 developed based on the comments received from State and Territory, EA, BRS, Audit and AGO on V2.0.
Jun 99
  Review
  • Circulation of V3.0 for input and comment was limited to each State and Territory, EA, BRS, Audit and AGO and formed the basis for discussion at a national technical workshop convened in Canberra.
  • The main purpose of the workshop was to trial the attribute framework using samples of State and Territory data sets.
Jul 99
4.0 Develop
  • V4.0 developed based on the comments received at the national workshop from State and Territory, EA, BRS, Audit and AGO on V3.0.
  • V4.0 used as the specification for building the NVIS Data Compiler (V1.0)
  • Report also published by EA on the EA Website
Oct 99
  Review
  • Circulation of V4.0 for use in the pilot project in each State and Territory was limited to each State and Territory, EA, BRS, Audit and AGO.
  • Two national technical workshops were convened in Brisbane and Sydney to review the pilot projects and discuss the operation of the NVIS Vegetation Attributes and NVIS Data Compiler and refine the NVIS attribute framework
Oct 99 -
Jan 00
5.0 Develop
  • V5.0 developed based on the comments received from State and Territory, EA, and Audit on V4.0.
  • Version 5.0 was published in June 2000.
Apr 00
  Implement.
  • Used in compiling the NVIS State-wide vegetation data sets.
2000-01
  Review
  • Feedback on the NVIS data compilation process, resulting in the NVIS (2001) database, included consideration of the attributes V5.0 and related database tools.
  • National theme workshop. Canberra.
  • State and Territory stakeholder workshops
Mar 2001 to Sep 2001
6.0 Develop
  • Reviewed Oracle database structure and proposed restructure.
  • Several workshops and mini-workshops
  • Database restructure signed off at November 2002 workshop.
August 2001 to Feb 2003
  Review
  • Circulated to State and Territory collaborators for comment and finalisation.
  • Use of V6.0 for development of NVIS-compliant databases in each jurisdiction.
Feb 2003