Vegetation and Bushfire Hazard Mapping in Eastern NSW

NSW Rural Fire Service

We were contracted to develop a rapid, seamless vegetation dataset across five bioregions that make up the majority of eastern New South Wales.

The project used currently available data and developed:

  • A prioritisation process to assess over 200 overlapping vegetation datasets
  • Spatial data combining prioritised vegetation datasets into a seamless best available vegetation coverage using GIS analysis
  • A consistent vegetation classification across the state based on the Keith vegetation classes.

The final vegetation dataset was used to develop bushfire hazard mapping for the eastern part of New South Wales.