Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: ISC2010_LARGE_TREES
Title: 2010 Index of Stream Condition - Large Trees polygon features
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005116
Custodial Program: Water Division
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: The ISC2010_LARGE_TREES polygon features represent trees that exceed a predefined height and crown area criteria. These criteria can vary depending on the Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC). Large Trees are mapped within a 300m buffer of the ISC2010_STREAMBED_WIDTH feature but are assessed for Metrics within the 40m riparian zone (defined as 40m from Streambed Width) . This data set is derived from source Fractional Cover and Canopy Height raster data. The data set also contains additional polygon divisions created by the introduction of Side and 40m buffer boundaries. Small polygons (<10m2) that were created by the introduction of these boundaries have been removed.

River condition in Victoria is assessed every 5 years using the Index of Stream Condition (ISC). The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) developed a methodology to assess the Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation components of the ISC using remote sensing data, specifically LIDAR and aerial photography.

A State Wide mapping project was undertaken in 2010-13 to accurately map the Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation metrics of the ISC . Other ISC metrics were not assessed in the project and were derived from other sources.

The Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation Metric products are a combination of mapped Vector and Raster data as well as Tabular Summary Statistics about the mapped features. In the context of the project, the term Metrics is used to refer to both the mapped features and the summary statistics.

Remote sensing data used includes 15cm true colour and infra-red aerial photography and four return multi-pulse LiDAR data. This source data was used to derive a variety of Raster data sets including Digital Terrain Models, Slope, Vegetation Height and Vegetation Cover. The Digital Terrain and Slope rasters were used to map Physical Form metrics including Stream Bed, Top of Bank and River Centre Lines while the Vegetation Height and Cover rasters were used to map the Riparian Vegetation metrics.
The Project Report "Aerial Remote Sensing for Physical Channel Form and Riparian Vegetation Mapping" describes the remote sensing and mapping approach used to create this data set.

Search Words: WATER Rivers, ELEVATION, PHYSICAL FORM, LiDAR, ISC, RIPARIAN
Nominal Input Scale: 1:5,000
Currency Date: 01 February 2018
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: Complete
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: ISC2010_LARGE_TREES
Title: 2010 Index of Stream Condition - Large Trees polygon features
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005116
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: The ISC2010_LARGE_TREES polygon features represent trees that exceed a predefined height and crown area criteria. These criteria can vary depending on the Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC). Large Trees are mapped within a 300m buffer of the ISC2010_STREAMBED_WIDTH feature but are assessed for Metrics within the 40m riparian zone (defined as 40m from Streambed Width) . This data set is derived from source Fractional Cover and Canopy Height raster data. The data set also contains additional polygon divisions created by the introduction of Side and 40m buffer boundaries. Small polygons (<10m2) that were created by the introduction of these boundaries have been removed.

River condition in Victoria is assessed every 5 years using the Index of Stream Condition (ISC). The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) developed a methodology to assess the Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation components of the ISC using remote sensing data, specifically LIDAR and aerial photography.

A State Wide mapping project was undertaken in 2010-13 to accurately map the Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation metrics of the ISC . Other ISC metrics were not assessed in the project and were derived from other sources.

The Physical Form and Riparian Vegetation Metric products are a combination of mapped Vector and Raster data as well as Tabular Summary Statistics about the mapped features. In the context of the project, the term Metrics is used to refer to both the mapped features and the summary statistics.

Remote sensing data used includes 15cm true colour and infra-red aerial photography and four return multi-pulse LiDAR data. This source data was used to derive a variety of Raster data sets including Digital Terrain Models, Slope, Vegetation Height and Vegetation Cover. The Digital Terrain and Slope rasters were used to map Physical Form metrics including Stream Bed, Top of Bank and River Centre Lines while the Vegetation Height and Cover rasters were used to map the Riparian Vegetation metrics.
The Project Report "Aerial Remote Sensing for Physical Channel Form and Riparian Vegetation Mapping" describes the remote sensing and mapping approach used to create this data set.

Search Words: WATER Rivers, ELEVATION, PHYSICAL FORM, LiDAR, ISC, RIPARIAN
Purpose: The ISC2010_LARGE_TREES features are used in the assessment of the Large Trees sub-index where the proportion of Large Trees that is observed in the 40m riparian zone is rated against to the expected proportion. The expected proportion of Large Trees is dependent on the Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC).
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
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141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JUN2010
Ending Date: 01DEC2012
Maintainence and Update Frequency: Not Planned
Stored Data Format: DIGITAL
Available Format(s) Types: DIGITAL
Lineage: Derived
Positional Accuracy: +/- 1m
Atribute Accuracy: The UniqueID that describes the Basin and Reach that each Large Tree polygon falls in is recorded.
Logical Consistency: Large Trees have been mapped the same way across the entire ISC2010 network. Large Tree polygons were extracted from source rasters on a Reach by Reach basis using a 300m buffer and then combined. At Reach ends, the extraction by 300m buffer has resulted in some Large Tree polygons being represented more than once - according to how many buffered Reaches the polygon falls into. This is evident at Reach ends and river junctions. Duplicate polygons will be shown to belong to more than one Reach by UniqueID.
Data Source: Large Trees were mapped from the Canopy Height and Fractional Cover raster data sets that were derived from the LiDAR source data.
Completeness:
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: level 12/8 Nicholson street
East Melbourne  Vic 3002
Australia
Telephone: 96379968
Facsimile: 96378487
Email Address: paul.wilson@depi.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2014-02-04 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata: The Product Description "ISC2010 Remote Sensing Metrics" describes the remote sensing and mapping approach used to create this and all other ISC2010 data sets. http://ics.water.vic.gov.au/ics/
Resource Name: ISC2010_LARGE_TREES
Title: 2010 Index of Stream Condition - Large Trees polygon features
Object Name: WATER.ISC2010_LARGE_TREES
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
ANABRANCHID ANABRNCHID O N NUMBER(10)
BASINID BASINID O N NUMBER(10)
CATCHMENT CATCHMENT O N VARCHAR2(50)
METRIC_CALCULATIONS O N VARCHAR2(50)
REACHID REACHID O N NUMBER(10)
SIDE SIDE O N VARCHAR2(50)
UNIQUEID UNIQUEID O N VARCHAR2(50)