NVIS products for use at a national scale

Major Vegetation Groups and Major Vegetation Subgroups

NVIS information has been compiled to enable Australia-wide analyses of the Major Vegetation Groups (MVGs) and Major Vegetation Subgroups (MVSs), which are based on the detailed NVIS Level I-VI data. Some non-NVIS data have been used in the development of these products where gaps exist in the NVIS spatial data.

These broader-scale interpretations are limited to 33 MVGs and 85 MVSs that represent the dominant vegetation in each spatial feature. (Note: the exact number of Groups and Subgroups varies between different NVIS versions.)

These products are designed for broad use at a national or state-wide scale, or for simple vegetation descriptions at a regional scale. They are available in Present (Extant) and Estimated Pre-1750 (pre-European) vegetation themes.

Downloads

NVIS Version 4.1

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NVIS Major Vegetation Groups (Version 4.1)

Coverage: Australia (33 groups)
Resolution: 100 m x 100 m
Format: ArcInfo Grid/ArcGIS File Geodatabase
Coordinate System: Albers Equal Area; GDA94 datum

Note: superseded versions of the MVGs have been withdrawn.

 

List of Version 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups

Numeric order (PDF - 23.99 KB)
Numeric order (DOCX - 33.89 KB)

Preferred sort order (PDF - 23.86 KB)
Preferred sort order (DOCX - 34.21 KB)

NVIS Major Vegetation Subgroups (Version 4.1)

Coverage: Australia (85 subgroups)
Resolution: 100 m x 100 m
Format: ArcInfo Grid/ArcGIS File Geodatabase
Coordinate System: Albers Equal Area; GDA94 datum

Note: superseded versions of the MVSs have been withdrawn.

 

List of Version 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroup

Numeric order (PDF - 36.19 KB)
Numeric order (DOCX - 36.91 KB)

Preferred sort order (PDF - 35.83 KB)
Preferred sort order (DOCX - 38.92 KB)

NVIS Key Layers (Version 4.1)

 

Coverage: Australia
Format: ArcGIS File Geodatabase/ArcGIS shapefile
Coordinate System: Albers Equal Area; GDA94 datum

NVIS Version 3.0 / 3.1

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NVIS Major Vegetation Subgroups (Version 3.1)

Coverage: Australia (67 subgroups)
Resolution: 100 m x 100 m
Format: Arc/Info Grid
Coordinate System: Albers Equal Area; GDA94 datum

Note: this data has been superseded and is no longer available online.

  View list of Major Vegetation Subgroups (PDF - 23.53 KB)

NVIS Major Vegetation Groups (Version 3.0)

Coverage: Australia (30 groups)
Resolution: 100 m x 100 m
Format: Arc/Info Grid
Coordinate System: Albers Equal Area; GDA94 datum

Note: this data has been superseded and is no longer available online.

Coverage: Australia (30 groups)
Resolution: 1 km x 1 km
Format: ESRI Shapefile
Coordinate System: Geographics; GDA94 datum

Note: this data has been superseded and is no longer available online.

View list of Major Vegetation Groups (PDF - 57.33 KB) ​

Note: superseded versions of the MVGs have been withdrawn.

NVIS Key Layers (Version 3.0)