Metadata Name Descriptions
Resource Name: Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)
Title: Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)
Anzlic ID: ANZVI0803004912
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract:
Polygons showing the extent and types of wetlands in Victoria. WETLAND_CURRENT was created in 2013 and was derived from WETLAND_1994 (the state¿s first wetland geospatial inventory) and several local and regional wetland datasets. A number of updates have occurred to the dataset during 2014, 2017 and 2021. 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. The 2021 update incorporates new mapping and refinements to existing wetland polygons for several regional wetland datasets. These include Tootgarook Swamp, Alpine Bogs, Mitchell River Floodplain Wetlands, Melbourne Water Billabongs and Mallee CMA Wetlands. The dataset currently consists of 38,799 polygons totalling 784,120 ha.
Search Words: Inland waters
Currency Date: 18 May 2022
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: All wetlands with an area of 1 hectare or more should be present. All wetlands with an area of 1 hectare or more should be present.
Access Constraint:
General

Access subject to custodial approval
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Descriptions
Resource Name: Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)
Title: Victorian Wetland Inventory (Current)
Anzlic ID: ANZVI0803004912
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract:
Polygons showing the extent and types of wetlands in Victoria. WETLAND_CURRENT was created in 2013 and was derived from WETLAND_1994 (the state¿s first wetland geospatial inventory) and several local and regional wetland datasets. A number of updates have occurred to the dataset during 2014, 2017 and 2021. 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. The 2021 update incorporates new mapping and refinements to existing wetland polygons for several regional wetland datasets. These include Tootgarook Swamp, Alpine Bogs, Mitchell River Floodplain Wetlands, Melbourne Water Billabongs and Mallee CMA Wetlands. The dataset currently consists of 38,799 polygons totalling 784,120 ha.
Search Words: Inland waters
Purpose:
WETLAND_CURRENT is one of three layers designed to document changes over time in the nature and extent of wetland environments in Victoria. This layer is directly related to WETLAND_PRE_EUROPEAN and WETLAND_1994 via the use of a common wetland identification system.
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141 150
-39
Beginning to Ending Date: 2004-01-01 - 2021-05-21
Maintainence and Update Frequency: As needed
Stored Data Format:
Available Format(s) Types: DIGITAL - All major formats available
Lineage:
Dataset Source: New mapping undertaken since 1994 was validated and incorporated. Supplementary mapping was undertaken using aerial photo interpretation and used existing geospatial datasets to provide context and assist in the identification of boundaries. 

Dataset Originality: Primary
Positional Accuracy:
Precision: boundary accuracy for new mapping and repositioning 25m or better
Attribute Accuracy:
The classification scheme is applied using many different sources of data. Wherever possible the confidence in classification is provided.
Logical Consistency:
                        
Data Source:
Dataset Source: New mapping undertaken since 1994 was validated and incorporated. Supplementary mapping was undertaken using aerial photo interpretation and used existing geospatial datasets to provide context and assist in the identification of boundaries. 

Dataset Originality: Primary
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Project Officer Wetland Program
Address: 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Vic 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 85081206
Facsimile:
Email Address: joanne.sharley@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2021-09-21
Additional Metadata:
                            
                              Related Documents: None
                            
                          
Column Name Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
SRC_RVR O N VARCHAR2
DRAIN O N VARCHAR2
EDIT_YEAR O N NUMBER
SRC_ART O N VARCHAR2
DOM_VEG_CON O N VARCHAR2
AQ_SYS_CON O N VARCHAR2
WETLAND_TYPE O N VARCHAR2
CROP O N VARCHAR2
HECTARES O N NUMBER
NAME_MAIN O N VARCHAR2
SRC_GW_CON O N VARCHAR2
EDIT_ITEMS O N VARCHAR2
VERS_DATE O N DATE
SAL_REGIME O N VARCHAR2
SRC_ART_CON O N VARCHAR2
OCCURRENCE O N VARCHAR2
AQ_SYS O N VARCHAR2
SRC_TIDE O N VARCHAR2
CORR_CLASS O N VARCHAR2
SRC_RVR_CON O N VARCHAR2
ORIGIN_CON O N VARCHAR2
SAL_REG_CON O N VARCHAR2
WTRREG_CON O N VARCHAR2
WETLAND_NO O N NUMBER
CORR_ID O N VARCHAR2
SRC_GW O N VARCHAR2
DAM O N VARCHAR2
LEVEE O N VARCHAR2
WTRREG O N VARCHAR2
CMA O N VARCHAR2
NAME_ALT O N VARCHAR2
SRC_TIDE_CON O N VARCHAR2
DOM_VEG O N VARCHAR2
EX_DATASET O N VARCHAR2
ORIGIN O N VARCHAR2