Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: VBA_FLORA100
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas flora records (unrestricted) for sites with moderate to low spatial accuracy
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803004162
Custodial Program: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (DEPI)
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: This layer contains a snapshot of flora taxa records from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) (including most threatened taxa). The main attributes in this layer are survey id, survey location, date, time, locational accuracy, taxa recorded, counts, observation type, survey type, collector, and reliability of the record. The VERS_DATE column identifies the currency of the data.

Although this is a point layer, the actual accuracy of the site can range from +/- 500m to +/- 10 km.

This layer excludes restricted taxa records. These records are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FLORA_RESTRICTED. Public users wishing to view the general location of these records should refer to the related datasets VBA_FLORA_GRID_1M, VBA_FLORA_GRID_5M, VBA_FLORA_GRID_10M.
Search Words: FLORA
Nominal Input Scale: 1:100 000 to 1:500 000 (lat/long records only are based on grid data)
Currency Date:
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: In Progress
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Not for commercial use.
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: VBA_FLORA100
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas flora records (unrestricted) for sites with moderate to low spatial accuracy
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803004162
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: This layer contains a snapshot of flora taxa records from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) (including most threatened taxa). The main attributes in this layer are survey id, survey location, date, time, locational accuracy, taxa recorded, counts, observation type, survey type, collector, and reliability of the record. The VERS_DATE column identifies the currency of the data.

Although this is a point layer, the actual accuracy of the site can range from +/- 500m to +/- 10 km.

This layer excludes restricted taxa records. These records are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FLORA_RESTRICTED. Public users wishing to view the general location of these records should refer to the related datasets VBA_FLORA_GRID_1M, VBA_FLORA_GRID_5M, VBA_FLORA_GRID_10M.
Search Words: FLORA
Purpose: This layer is to be used to indicate sites and general localities where flora taxa have been recorded. It is not a presence/absence dataset and includes both incidental records submitted by the public as well as the results of scientific surveys. Users should take particular note of the MAX_ACC_KM field which describes the MAXIMUM accuracy of the site as a radius around the point. Sites with an accuracy better than +/- 500m are contained in the related dataset VBA_FLORA25. Taxon records considered sensitive by DSE are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FLORA_RESTRICTED. The dataset contains over 600,000 points and is best used at large scales or by querying for particular taxa if it is to be drawn across larger areas.
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN1750
Ending Date: Current
Maintainence and Update Frequency: As required
Stored Data Format: Oracle/SDE layer
Available Format(s) Types: DIGITAL - All major formats available
Lineage: Derived
Positional Accuracy: Precision: 500 metres to 10 minutes of latitude/longitude Determination: Localities are generally read from 1:100,00 maps, or sometimes from GPS. A number of checks are made to verify geocode. The accuracy of each record is contained in the MAX_ACC_KM field as a +/- value in km, i.e the value represents a radius around the point.
Atribute Accuracy: The species records undergo a rigorous data validtion process, including being passed by relevant experts before the data are accepted into the VBA.
Logical Consistency: Not documented
Data Source: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas incorporating data from the Flora Information System and VROTPOP. These datasets include records from Departmental surveys, botanists, herbarium, field naturalists, consultants, universities, and the general public.
Completeness: Records are available from throughout Victoria, although some area have extremely good coverage, e.g. Central Highlands, East Gippsland.
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: PO Box 500
East Melbourne   Vic 3002
Australia
Telephone: .
Facsimile: .
Email Address: data.vsdl@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2016-07-22 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata: For the purposes of biodiversity management and conservation.
Resource Name: VBA_FLORA100
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas flora records (unrestricted) for sites with moderate to low spatial accuracy
Object Name: FLORAFAUNA1.VBA_FLORA100
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
ALTITUDE ALTITUDE O N NUMBER(5) Site altitude (m)
AUTHORITY AUTHORITY O N VARCHAR2(50) Taxon authority
COLLECTOR COLLECTOR O N VARCHAR2(50) Collector/s
COMM_NAME COMM_NAME O N VARCHAR2(60) Common Name
COVERABUND COVERABUND O N VARCHAR2(10) Cover abundance code and scheme
EPBC EPBC O N VARCHAR2(4) Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act status
EPBC_DESC EPBC_DESC O N VARCHAR2(25) EPBC Act status description
FFG FFG O N VARCHAR2(4) Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act status
FFG_DESC FFG_DESC O N VARCHAR2(30) FFG Act description
FIRE_RESP FIRE_RESP O N VARCHAR2(10) Taxon fire response e.g KFRS key fire response species
LAT_DD94 LAT_DD94 O N NUMBER(8,5) Latitude of site centroid in decimal degrees (GDA94)
LOCN_DESC LOCN_DESC O N VARCHAR2(120) Location description
LONG_DD94 LONG_DD94 O N NUMBER(8,5) Longitude of site centroid in decimal degrees (GDA94)
MAX_ACC_KM MAX_ACC_KM O N NUMBER(6,3) Maximum site accuracy in Km (radius around point)
MODEL_USE MODEL_USE O N VARCHAR2(25)
NVIS_GF NVIS_GF O N VARCHAR2(15) National Vegetation Information System growth form
ORIGIN ORIGIN O N VARCHAR2(65) Taxa origin (introduced etc)
PROJECT_ID PROJECT_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA Project ID
QUADID_ETC QUADID_ETC O N VARCHAR2(10) QUADID or survey code from source dataset
RECORD_ID RECORD_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA taxon_recorded_id
RELIABILITY RELIABILTY O N VARCHAR2(25) Relibility of record
SCI_NAME SCI_NAME O N VARCHAR2(60) Scientific Name
SITE_ID SITE_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA site_id
SITE_MOD SITE_MOD O N DATE Date of last edit to site
STARTDATE STARTDATE O N DATE Survey start date
START_MTH START_MTH O N VARCHAR2(2) Survey start month
START_YEAR START_YEAR O N VARCHAR2(4) Survey start year
SURVEYTYPE SURVEYTYPE O N VARCHAR2(50) Sampling method used
SURVEY_ID SURVEY_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA survey_id
TAXON_ID TAXON_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA taxon_id
TAXON_MOD TAXON_MOD O N DATE Date of last change to the taxon
TOTALCOUNT TOTALCOUNT O N NUMBER(10) Total Count for taxon in survey
VERS_DATE VERS_DATE O N VARCHAR2(10) Dataset version date
VICADV VICADV O N VARCHAR2(4) Victorian Advisory List status
VICADV_DESC VICADVDESC O N VARCHAR2(25) Victorian Advisory List description
VIC_LF VIC_LF O N VARCHAR2(40) Victorian life form description