Tree canopies 2019

This dataset contains spatial polygons which represent tree canopy areas across the City of Melbourne. It can be easily mapped using the geometry column.

Tree canopy polygons have been derived by ArborCarbon from high-resolution airborne multispectral imagery. ArborCarbon collected this imagery using the ArborCam, a unique 11-band airborne multispectral camera system optimized for the accurate detection of vegetation and subtle changes in vegetation condition.

The high-resolution airborne imagery datasets were geometrically corrected and orthorectified using the City of Melbourne’s publicly available 2018 aerial imagery and a Digital Terrain Model supplied by the City. A Digital Surface Model was generated from the acquired imagery for the full extent of the City, enabling the stratification of vegetation into a range of height categories. All vegetation >3m above the ground was classified as canopy (excluding vegetation on building rooftops).

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Published (Metadata Record) 07/03/2023
Last updated 08/02/2024
Organisation City of Melbourne
License - other CC BY
Category Local government
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