Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)

Polygons showing the extent and types of wetlands in Victoria. Wetland Current was created in 2013 and updated in 2014. It was created from WETLAND_1994 (the state?s first wetland geospatial inventory) and several local and regional wetland datasets. The 2014 update incorporated new regional mapping, some supplementary mapping and repositioning of planimetrically inaccurate wetlands. Supplementary mapping involved identifying and delineating wetlands which had not previously been mapped, but did not modify the extent of existing wetlands. It was undertaken primarily using aerial photograph interpretation (photos from 2007 to 2011) supplemented with existing geospatial datasets that provided context and informed the identification of wetland boundaries (e.g. vegetation mapping, topography). Wetlands were classified (according to the new classification framework) into primary categories based on wetland system type, salinity regime, water regime, water source, dominant vegetation and wetland origin.

The 2017 update improved the accuracy of the layer by updating wetland mapping and attributes in the Melbourne area and for alpine bogs and fens in East and West Gippsland catchment regions. It also involved correcting inaccurate classification attributes and correcting wetland polygons for individual wetlands based on new data and feedback from wetland inventory users.

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Additional Information

Field Value
Published (Metadata record) 08/11/2016
Last updated 27/03/2020
Organisation Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 01/01/2004 to 01/01/2013
Full metadata URL http://services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/metadata?anzlicId=ANZVI0803004912&publicId=guest&extractionProviderId=1