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

Section Three: Attributes Defined and Described

Notes on Section 3

  • Section 3 is generated from an XML text master file by formatting scripts.
  • The descriptive fields can be added or removed for display purposes.
  • The attributes describe those fields necessary to describe vegetation and do NOT describe the primary and secondary key fields needed to implement a working database.
  • The terminology (sub-)stratum should be interpreted as follows: sub-stratum (for level VI data) and/or stratum (for level V data).

Data Set Level Attributes

Reference Information

  • DS01 ----- DATA SET NAME
  • DS02 ----- DATA SET NUMBER
  • DS03 ----- VEGETATION THEME CODE
  • DS04 ----- VEGETATION THEME CONSTRAINTS
  • DS05 ----- ANZLIC METADATA IDENTIFIER
  • DS06 ----- ANZLIC METADATA NAME
  • DS07 ----- ANZLIC METADATA URL
Vegetation Attribute Methods and Accuracy
  • DS08 ----- STRUCTURAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
  • DS09 ----- FLORISTIC GROUP TYPE
  • DS10 ----- CLASSIFICATION METHOD
  • DS11 ----- SAMPLING TYPE
  • DS12 ----- BOTANICAL EXPERTISE

Spatial Methods, Positional Accuracy and Usable Scales

  • DS13 ----- POSITIONAL ACCURACY
  • DS14 ----- POSITIONAL ACCURACY DETERMINATION
  • DS15 ----- POSITIONAL ACCURACY MEASURE
  • DS16 ----- MAP PUBLICATION SCALE
  • DS17 ----- FINEST SCALE
  • DS18 ----- BROADEST SCALE

Summary of Survey and Mapping Methods and Accuracy

  • DS19 ----- SURVEY AND MAP RELIABILITY
  • DS20 ----- START DATE_ATTRIBUTE
  • DS21 ----- END DATE ATTRIBUTE
  • DS22 ----- START DATE_SPATIAL
  • DS23 ----- END DATE SPATIAL

Map Origins (Methods and Sources)

  • MS01 ----- MAPPING SOURCE NUMBER
  • MS02 ----- MAPPING METHOD
  • MS03 ----- MAPPING EXPERTISE
  • MS04 ----- IMAGERY SOURCE
  • MS05 ----- IMAGERY SCALE
  • MS06 ----- IMAGERY RESOLUTION
  • MS07 ----- MAP SOURCE EXTENT
  • MS08 ----- DELINEATION MEDIUM
  • MS09 ----- START_DATE_SOURCE
  • MS10 ----- END DATE SOURCE
  • MS11 ----- MAP BASE

References

  • RF01 ----- CITATION
  • RF02 ----- FORMAT
  • RF03 ----- STORAGE LOCATION

Map Unit Level Attributes

Reference Information

  • MU01 ----- MAP UNIT IDENTIFIER

Descriptive Information

  • MU02 ----- SPATIAL MIX
  • MU03 ----- MOSAIC TYPE
  • MU04 ----- NUMBER OF VEGETATION DESCRIPTIONS
  • MU05 ----- VEG DESCRIPTION POSITION
  • MU06 ----- VEG DESCRIPTION PROPORTION

Vegetation Description Level Attributes

Reference Information

  • VG01 ----- VEGETATION IDENTIFICATION
  • VG02 ----- NVIS IDENTIFICATION
  • VG03 ----- SOURCE CODE

Descriptive Information

  • VG04 ----- LEVEL OF DETAIL
  • VG05 ----- NUMBER OF STRATA
  • VG06 ----- LEVEL 1 (CLASS)
  • VG07 ----- LEVEL 2 (STRUCTURAL FORMATION)
  • VG08 ----- LEVEL 3 (BROAD FLORISTIC FORMATION)
  • VG09 ----- LEVEL 4 (SUB-FORMATION)
  • VG10 ----- LEVEL 5 (ASSOCIATION)
  • VG11 ----- LEVEL 6 (SUB-ASSOCIATION)
  • VG12 ----- SOURCE DESCRIPTION
  • VG13 ----- ENVIRONMENTAL DESCRIPTION

Detailed Vegetation Attributes

Structural Information

  • ST01 ----- STRATUM CODE
  • ST02 ----- SUB-STRATUM RANK
  • ST03 ----- NUMBER OF GROWTH FORMS
  • ST04 ----- NUMBER OF TAXA
  • ST05 ----- COVER TYPE
  • ST06 ----- COVER TYPE DERIVATION METHOD
  • ST07 ----- COVER MINIMUM VALUE
  • ST08 ----- COVER MAXIMUM VALUE
  • ST09 ----- COVER MEDIAN VALUE
  • ST10 ----- COVER MEAN VALUE
  • ST11 ----- COVER CODE
  • ST12 ----- HEIGHT TYPE
  • ST13 ----- HEIGHT TYPE DERIVATION METHOD
  • ST14 ----- HEIGHT MINIMUM VALUE
  • ST15 ----- HEIGHT MAXIMUM VALUE
  • ST16 ----- HEIGHT MEAN VALUE
  • ST17 ----- HEIGHT MEDIAN VALUE
  • ST18 ----- HEIGHT CLASS
  • ST19 ----- DOMINANT STRATUM FLAG

Taxon Data

  • TD01 ----- TAXON DATA RANK
  • TD02 ----- TAXON DATA DESCRIPTION
  • TD03 ----- TAXON DATA SOURCE CODE
  • TD04 ----- COVER TYPE
  • TD05 ----- COVER TYPE DERIVATION METHOD
  • TD06 ----- COVER MINIMUM VALUE
  • TD07 ----- COVER MAXIMUM VALUE
  • TD08 ----- COVER MEDIAN VALUE
  • TD09 ----- COVER MEAN VALUE
  • TD10 ----- TAXON DATA DOMINANCE QUALIFIER
  • TD11 ----- TAXON DATA FREQUENCY
  • TD12 ----- TAXON DATA ALWAYS THERE
  • TD13 ----- TAXON DATA SUMMARY FLAG

Growth Form Information

  • GF01 ----- GROWTH FORM RANK
  • GF02 ----- GROWTH FORM CODE
  • GF03 ----- COVER TYPE
  • GF04 ----- COVER TYPE DERIVATION METHOD
  • GF05 ----- COVER MINIMUM VALUE
  • GF06 ----- COVER MAXIMUM VALUE
  • GF07 ----- COVER MEDIAN VALUE
  • GF08 ----- COVER MEAN VALUE
  • GF09 ----- GROWTH FORM DOMINANCE QUALIFIER
  • GF10 ----- GROWTH FORM FREQUENCY
  • GF12 ----- GROWTH FORM ALWAYS THERE
  • GF13 ----- GROWTH FORM SUMMARY FLAG

Supplementary Taxon Information

Taxon List Origin Information

  • TO01 ----- TAXON LIST ORIGIN CUSTODIAN
  • TO02 ----- TAXON LIST ORIGIN STATE
  • TO03 ----- TAXON LIST ORIGIN DETAILS

Taxon Source Information

  • TL01 ----- TAXON LISTS SOURCE CODE
  • TL02 ----- TAXON LISTS FAMILY
  • TL03 ----- TAXON LISTS GENUS
  • TL04 ----- TAXON LISTS SPECIES
  • TL05 ----- TAXON LISTS AUTHOR
  • TL06 ----- TAXON LISTS INFRASPECIES RANK
  • TL07 ----- TAXON LISTS INFRASPECIES
  • TL08 ----- TAXON LISTS INFRASPECIES AUTHOR
  • TL09 ----- TAXON LISTS COMMON NAME
  • TL10 ----- TAXON LISTS REFERENCE