Metadata : Melaleuca Survey of the Northern Territory


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Date Metadata Extracted:2023-02-02

Date Metadata Last Updated:2013-04-29

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ANZLIC Identifier:2DBCB7711FE606B6E040CD9B0F274EFE

Title:Melaleuca Survey of the Northern Territory

Citation Date:2000-01-14

Date Type:publication

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



This is a high resolution survey (1:100,000 scale spatial dataset) describing mapped vegetation units of Melaleuca forest communities in the Northern Territory. The mapped information describes floristic and environmental data. Survey mapping features were derived from RS Imagery and Aerial Photography.

The line-work (circa 2000) from this vegetation survey and the attributes from the relevant publications have been translated into the NVIS vegetation attribute framework Version 5.0 (NLWRA 2000). A copy of these data is maintained in Canberra by the Bureau of Rural Sciences on behalf of the National Land and Water Resources Audit.

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Dataset Status

Dataset ID:ANZNT0001000114


Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:notPlanned

Data Currency Start Date:1993-01-07

Data Currency End Date:2013-03-01

Access Constraint:

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Supplied by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Copyright Northern Territory Government.

Data Quality

Lineage:Original linework derived stereographically/visualy using aerial photography and satellite imagery to delineate mapping unit boundaries and site selection, then extensively ground-truthed with topographic basemap/GPS coordinated field survey and site data collection. Resultant varified linework compiled at 1:100,000 then scanned/digitised into GIS system as ArcInfo vector information then built as a polygon coverage. Recompiled and updated to GDA94 as part of ongoing GIS Program 2004.
Source data
Aerial photography - 1:Various B&W
Satellite imagery - Landsat TM 1:250,000 &1:100,000
Base map - Australian Topographic Survey Series 1:100,000 AGD66
- Australian Topographic Survey Series 1:250,000 AGD66
- Northern Territory Cadastre AGD66
GIS - ArcInfo vector as AGD66/GDA94

Positional Accuracy:

Attribute Accuracy:The accuracy of the attribute information conforms to the 'Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook' at time of capture.

Logical Consistency:Dataset topological consistency has been system checked and all classified polygons are closed, nodes are formed at the intersection of lines and there is only one label within each polygon.

Completeness:Spatial data may be amended over time; associated final Report (2009) is draft.


Data Requests OfficerDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecurityGeospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department)

Data Dictionary

No data dictionary defined for this dataset

Supplementary Information

Department's survey reference is NTMEL_100.
The following technical reports may be downloaded (pdf) via the Nothern Territory Library. See URL after each report.
1.) Brocklehurst, P. 15/10/1992 Melaleuca Survey of the Northern Territory, Document 1. Methodology, Variables and Field Sheet. Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, Palmerston, NT. ( ref URL
2.) Brocklehurst, P. and Van Kerchof, D. 25/10/1994 Melaleuca Survey of the Northern Territory, Document 2. Methodology and Data-base Description. Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, Palmerston, NT. (ref URL
3.) Brocklehurst, P. and Lynch, D. 2009 DRAFT - Melaleuca Survey of the Top End, Northern Territory. Technical Report No 25/2009D. Dept Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Palmerston, Northern Territory. (ref URL
Series of map products created by this dept in 2004 over 500k index map sheets: Melville, Cobourg, Wessel, Darwin, Arnhem, Caledon, Fitzmaurice, Roper, Pellew, Victoria, Newcastle, McArthur.

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