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Wetland (aquatic ecosystem) type—management profiles – spatial metadata

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Layer: Subterranean Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems V1.5

Esri
Creation Date
2017-04-11
Creation Time
11:37:14
Modification Date
2017-03-27
Modification Time
11:13:14
Data Id Info
Id Citation
Title
Subterranean Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems V1.5
Edition
1.5
Other citation information
Access AVAILABLE FORMAT TYPE(S) 1. Online Digital Data and Map Products through WetlandInfo and the Queensland Globe 2. Digital data available as a ESRI Shapefile, ESRI Geodatabase and ESRI Geodatabase Export download through QSpatial
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Queensland Herbarium, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Role
details available on request
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
TOOWONG
Contact email address
queensland.herbarium♲dsitia.qld.gov.au
Country
AU
Date
Publication date
2017-03-31
Resource purpose/summary
Subterranean groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDE) areas
Additional human language abstract/description

Subterranean GDEs are ecosystems dependent on the subterranean presence of groundwater on a permanent or intermittent basis to meet all or some of their water requirements so as to maintain their communities of plants and animals, ecological processes and ecosystem services. Subterranean GDE area features include cave ecosystemsthat have some groundwater dependency. Information about the location and extent of known and potential GDEs was sourced from expert knowledge, literature and existing datasets. This dataset is one of five datasets that describe the distribution of known and potential GDEs across the landscape. The complete set of GDE datasets is: 1. Surface expression GDE points, 2. Surface expression GDE lines, 3. Surface expression GDE areas, 4. Terrestrial GDE areas, 5. Subterranean GDE areas. As the different types of GDEs represent different overlapping layers or cross-sections of the landscape, it is recommended that the datasets be mapped in the order of listing shown above (i.e. surface expression GDE points on top) to maintain logical consistency and assist visualization.

Version 1.0 (released October 2012) - mapping covers the whole of Queensland

Versions1.1 to 1.3 do not exist

Version 1.4(released December2015) - updated mapping covers the whole of Queensland and includes significant updates to attribution

Version 1.5 (released March 2017) - no change from v1.4

Search Keys
Keyword
WATER Groundwater Mapping
Keyword
WATER Wetlands Mapping
Keyword
WATER Wetlands
Keyword
inlandWaters
Keyword
WATER
Keyword
ECOLOGY Ecosystem
Keyword
WATER Springs
Keyword
WATER Mapping
Keyword
WATER Groundwater
Keyword
environment
Keyword
Queensland (QLD)
Res Const
Consts
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While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason. © The State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation) 2017.

Theme Keys
Keyword
WATER Groundwater Mapping
Keyword
WATER Wetlands Mapping
Keyword
WATER Wetlands
Keyword
WATER
Keyword
ECOLOGY Ecosystem
Keyword
WATER Springs
Keyword
WATER Mapping
Keyword
WATER Groundwater
Theme Keys
Keyword
inlandWaters
Keyword
environment
Id Po C
Contact—individual name
Queensland Herbarium, Science Delivery
Contact—organization name
Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Contact—position name
Queensland GDE Program Manager
Role
details available on request
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
TOOWONG
Contact email address
Queensland.Herbarium♲dsitia.qld.gov.au
Country
AU
Res Const
Leg Consts
Security use limitations
While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason. © The State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation) 2017.
Legal constraints; text
Unrestricted to all levels of government and community. Dataset is available to all government agencies, community groups and individuals. Dataset is available through physical supply and may be made available via web delivery tools, for example, through the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection internet site.
Dist Info
Distributor
Distor Cont
Contact—individual name
Principal Project Officer, Wetlands
Contact—organization name
Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Contact—position name
Principal Project Officer, Wetlands
Role
details available on request
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
Contact email address
wetlands♲ehp.qld.gov.au
City
BRISBANE
Country
AU
Entity and Attribute Information
details available on request
Dq Info
Report
Data quality report, measure description
This dataset reflects the level of knowledge and information about the landscape that may be biased due to a range of reasons such as accessibility and land use: It is likely that the dataset is incomplete. Detailed field survey and verification of the groundwater location, extent and fluctuation has not been done, nor has the level of ecosystem dependency on groundwater been tested.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
The GDE attribution was sourced from local expert knowledge, literature and spatial data. The reliability of different attribute values may vary. Areas described as 'known' have been delineated according to local expert knowledge and generally have the highest level of confidence. Areas that are derived from a rule base, that make up the majority of the areas mapped, have been assigned a level of confidence according to judgment of the reliability of knowledge supporting the rule base.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
The mapping linework is at a nominal scale of 1:100,000 and the accuracy associated with this is within the range +/-100 metres.

Layer: Queensland Wetland Data Version 4.0 – Wetland areas 2013

Esri
Creation Date
2018-08-21
Creation Time
22:07:09
Modification Date
2017-09-29
Modification Time
13:41:09
Data Id Info
Id Citation
Title
Queensland Wetland Data Version 4.0 – Wetland areas  2013
Edition
Version 4.0
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Role
details available on request
Contact—position name
Communications Officer, Queensland Wetlands Program
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Brisbane
Contact email address
wetlands♲ehp.qld.gov.au
Country
AU
Additional human language abstract/description

This dataset provides mapping of water bodies and wetland regional ecosystems as at 2013 extent at 1:100,000 scale across Queensland.

Resource purpose/summary
To report and monitor wetland extent and type and change in extent and type.
Id Po C
Contact—individual name
Dr Gordon Guymer
Contact—organization name
Queensland Herbarium
Contact—position name
Director
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Toowong
Country
AU
Contact email address
Queensland.Herbarium♲qld.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Theme Keys
Thesa Name
Title
ANZLIC
Keyword
WATER Wetlands
Keyword
VEGETATION
Keyword
WATER Wetlands Mapping
Keyword
WATER
Keyword
WATER Mapping
Keyword
VEGETATION Mapping
Theme Keys
Thesa Name
Title
ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keyword
biota
Keyword
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Keyword
environment
Keyword
inlandWaters
Search Keys
Keyword
biota
Keyword
WATER Wetlands
Keyword
VEGETATION
Keyword
State or Territory
Keyword
WATER Wetlands Mapping
Keyword
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Keyword
WATER
Keyword
WATER Mapping
Keyword
environment
Keyword
VEGETATION Mapping
Keyword
inlandWaters
Res Const
Consts
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Copright: The State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technologyand Innovation) 2015.

PUBLIC Access - This material is licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

Res Const
Leg Consts
Security use limitations
The State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation) 2015. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the Information Product, the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation  makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which you might incur as a result of the product being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.
Dq Info
Report
Data quality report, evaluation method description
All polygons visually checked at 1:100,000 scale and by topological consistency checks. Inconsistencies between the water body classification and wetland regional ecosystem classification were highlighted, manually checked and reconciled.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
All polygons visually checked at 1:100,000 scale and by topological consistency checks. Inconsistencies between the water body classification and wetland regional ecosystem classification were highlighted, manually checked and reconciled.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
This dataset is complete.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
Regional Ecosystems

Formal and informal assessments show regional ecosystem attributes to be accurate > 80% of the time.

Water Bodies

Formal assessment of selected areas (EPA, 2005) has shown that the delineation of wetlands by the water body mapping to have an overall accuracy of between 93-98%. The producer’s accuracy of non-wetlands (i.e. how accurately non-wetland areas are mapped and the user’s accuracy for wetlands (i.e. how accurate areas mapped as wetland are wetland) is also consistently high ranging from 77-99%.

The water body mapping does miss substantial areas of wetland, as the producer’s accuracy for wetlands is relatively low ranging from 14-54%. However, as the wetland regional ecosystem data maps areas of wetlands that are not well mapped by the water body data, many of these areas are not missing from the wetlands data.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
The positional accuracy of wetland data mapped at a scale of 1:100 000 is +/-75 metres. The minimum polygon size depicted is 5 ha or 75 metres wide for linear features, except for areas along the east coast which are mapped at the 1:50 000 scale with a positional accuracy of +/-50 metres, with a minimum polygon size of 1 ha or 35 metres wide for linear features. Wetlands smaller than 1 ha are not delineated on the wetland data.

NB: Consideration of the effects of mapped scale is necessary when interpreting data at a larger scale, (eg: 1:25,000).  For property assessment, digital linework should be used as a guide only.
Dist Info
details available on request
Entity and Attribute Information
Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
Geodatabase Field Name Geodatabase Field Name Alias Short Field Description Allowed Values


Object_id - Unique identifier for all features. >= 0
Ecotope_id Ecotope identifier An ID that indicates contiguous areas with the same (dissolved by) wetland class, hydrology, salinity and water regime modifiers and regional ecosystem. >=0,
Ecotope_area Ecotope Hectares Area (in hectares) of each Ecotope_id. > 0,
Wetland_ID Wetland Identifier An ID that indicates contiguous areas with the same (dissolved by) wetland class (treating L and P as equivalent), hydrology modifier and catchment. >= 0,
Wetland_area Wetland Hectares Area (in hectares) of each Wetland_id. > 0,
WetClass
(Wetclass_) Wetland Class The wetland class (or system) of the wetland polygon. R, E, P, L, M, 
HydroMod
(Hydromod_) Hydrology The hydrological modifier of the wetland polygon. H1, H2M1, H2M2,  H2M2p, H2M3, H2M3p, H2M4, H2M4a, H2M5, H2M6, H2M7, H2M8, H3C1, H3C2, H3C3, U,
SalinMod
(SalinMod_) Salinity The salinity modifier of the wetland polygon. S1, S2, S3, TI,
WtrRegime
(WtrRegime_) Water Regime The water regime modifier of the wetland polygon. WR0, WR1, WR2, WR3, TI,
WetRE RE List Regional ecosystem code for all wetland REs that are mapped within the wetland polygon.  See reference Queensland Herbarium (2015) for legend. Floodplains that are not remnant in 2013 are not allocated a regional ecosystem code. Concatenated wetland REs,
WetREPct RE Percent List Percentage of the polygon occupied by wetland REs. Concatenated percents separated by a slash where there is more than one regional ecosystem where source is from the RE map,
XRE XRE List For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows all regional ecosystems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystem data. This may include non-wetland regional ecosystems for mosaic polygons which are indicated by the RE_mosaic_sys attribute.  Concatenated list of regional ecosystems separated by a slash where there is more than one regional ecosystem occurs. ,
XRE_class XRE Wetland Class List For any polygon with source = fromRE  shows the complete list of wetland systems present in a polygon derived from regional ecosystems polygons. The attribute WetREPct shows the proportions of wetlands in the polygon, while the attribute RE_percent shows the percentage of all regional ecosytems present in a polygon.  Concatenated wetland classes separated by a slash that correspond to the regional ecosystems listed under XRE. (R, E, P, L, M, C, F, Wf),
XRE_percent XRE Percent List For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows the percentage of all regional ecosystems (RE_mosaic) present in a polygon. Concatenated percents separated by a slash that correspond to the regional ecosystems listed under XRE.,
XRE_SAL_MOD XRE Salinity List For any polygon with source = fromRE, shows the salinity modifiers. Concatenated salinity modifiers. (S1, S2, S3, TI),
Floodplain
(Floodplain_) F if on Floodplain Identifies if the wetland feature is associated (on) a ‘floodplain’ which is an area that is inundated but does not generally retain water after flooding long enough to meet the definition of wetlands.  F,
Catchment Catchment Catchment name (from Sub_basin name in the spatial data SIRQRY.QLD_DRNCATCHMENT.100K. supplied by Department of Environment and Resource Management)  Catchment name (e.g. Moonie, Condamine, Cooper Creek etc)
DrainageDiv Drainage Division Drainage division name. Division name (e.g. Murray Darling, Eyre etc), -
Source Info Source Denotes source polygon is derived from. fromRE, manual, manual 2001, MT 2001, MT 2005, MT 2009, MT 2013, WT 2001, mod MT 2001, mod MT 2005, mod MT 2009, mod MT 2013, mod WT 2001, topo 2001,
Legend Map Legend Combination of Wetclass, source and wb_sub to be used as wetland legend.  E_RE, E_WB, L_RE, L_WB, M_RE, M_WB, P_RE, P_WB, R_RE, R_WB, 01-50_RE, 51-80_RE,
Wetsub Subdominant Flags if the polygon has a blank wb_class and <80% of the polygon is mapped as palustrine or lacustrine wetland on the regional ecosystem map 01-50_RE, 51-80_RE,
Hab
(Hab_) Habitat Habitat type code and name, for details on habitat typology refer to:
http://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/what-are-wetlands/definitions-classification/classification-systems-background/typology.html
1, 2a,  2b, 2c, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b, 9, 10, 11a, 11b, 11c, 12a, 12b, 12c, 13, 14, 15, 16a, 16b, 30, 31, 32, 40, 50, 60, 99, ,
Habitat type name (e.g. Coastal/Sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamps)

Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Wetland (aquatic ecosystem) type—management profiles – spatial metadata, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 14 December 2018, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/get-mapping-help/metadata/wetland-aquatic-ecosystem-type-management-profile/>.

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