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Mapping data fields

Field name Alias Description Type Coded values
BIO_COMP_R Flora Composition (Region) Flora compositions refers to the genus of dominant or predominant flora, that is the species that contributes most to the overall above-ground biomass of the ecosystem. String(5) codes
BIO_COMP_L Flora Composition (Landscape) Flora compositions refers to the genus of dominant or predominant flora, that is the species that contributes most to the overall above-ground biomass of the ecosystem. String(5) codes
BIO_COMP_H Flora Composition (Habitat) Flora compositions refers to the genus of dominant or predominant flora, that is the species that contributes most to the overall above-ground biomass of the ecosystem. String(5) codes
BIO_COVR_H Vegetation Cover (Habitat) Cover is the percentage of the ground surface covered by the vertical projection of the periphery of plant crowns. String(5) codes
BIO_GRFM_L Flora Growth Form (Landscape) Growth form refers to the growth form of vegetation in the ecologically dominant stratum. String(5) codes
BIO_GRFM_H Flora Growth Form (Habitat) Growth form refers to the growth form of vegetation in the ecologically dominant stratum. String(5) codes
BIO_GRHE_L Growth Height (Landscape) Growth height refers to the height of vegetation in the ecologically dominant stratum relative to their growth form. String(5) codes
BIO_GRHE_H Growth Height (Habitat) Growth height refers to the height of vegetation in the ecologically dominant stratum relative to their growth form. String(5) codes
BIO_WRE_H Wetland Regional Ecosystem (Habitat) Vegetation communities in a bioregion that are consistently associated with a particular combination of geology, landform and soil. String(50)
CLI_CLAS_R Climate Class (Region) Major climate classes represent six principle groups at the regional scale considering the climatic limitations of native vegetation. Climate classes at the landscape/seascape scale refine these principle groups into 27 groups considering the seasonal distribution of temperature and precipitation. These classes are developed using an objective classification based on Köppen scheme. Classification incorporates mean monthly rainfall, annual rainfall, maximum temperatures, and minimum temperatures based on the standard 30-year period 1961-1990. Climate can be considered contemporary modifiers of the biogeographic distribution and evolutionary traits of habitats, especially as they relate to quantity and seasonality. String(5) codes
CLI_CLAS_L Climate Class (Landscape) Major climate classes represent six principle groups at the regional scale considering the climatic limitations of native vegetation. Climate classes at the landscape/seascape scale refine these principle groups into 27 groups considering the seasonal distribution of temperature and precipitation. These classes are developed using an objective classification based on Köppen scheme. Classification incorporates mean monthly rainfall, annual rainfall, maximum temperatures, and minimum temperatures based on the standard 30-year period 1961-1990. Climate can be considered contemporary modifiers of the biogeographic distribution and evolutionary traits of habitats, especially as they relate to quantity and seasonality. String(5) codes
CLI_REG_R Climate Region (Region) Climate region represent a combination of major climate class and biogeographic subregion. String(5) codes
CLI_PET_R Potential Evapotranspiration (Region) Multi-decadal mean annual potential evapotranspiration String(5) codes
CLI_PET_L Potential Evapotranspiration (Landscape) Multi-decadal mean annual potential evapotranspiration String(5) codes
CLI_TPET_R Potential Evapotranspiration Timing (Region) Multi-decadal maximum potential evapotranspiration timing String(5) codes
CLI_PREC_R Precipitation (Region) Multi-decadal mean annual precipitation String(5) codes
CLI_PREC_L Precipitation (Landscape) Multi-decadal mean annual precipitation String(5) codes
CLI_TPRE_R Precipitation Timing (Region) Multi-decadal mean precipitation timing String(5) codes
CLI_PHAS_R Phase-Offset (Region) Phase-offset refers to the difference (in months) between the timing of maximum mean annual precipitation and mean potential evapotranspiration. This metric displays the variability in the supply of water and energy, which ultimately drives the surface freshwater availability in Australia (Donohue et al. 2010). String(5) codes
CLI_ARID_R Aridity Index (Region) Aridity index refers to an indicator of the degree of dryness of the climate at a given location based on mean annual precipitation and mean evapotranspiration. String(5) codes
CLI_TEMP_R Temperature (Region) Multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature String(5) codes
CLI_TEMP_L Temperature (Landscape) Multi-decadal mean annual daily temperature String(5) codes
ECO_WSYS_H Wetland System (Habitat) Dominant wetland system that is the dominant broad wetland system based on their general characteristics which is useful for managing wetlands with different functional needs. String(5) codes
ECO_OSYS_H Original Wetland System (Habitat) Original dominant wetland system that is the dominant broad wetland system prior to habitat level hydrological modification based on their general characteristics which is useful for managing wetlands with different functional needs. String(5) codes
GEO_ROCK_H Geological Rock Type (Habitat) Physical characteristics of underlying rock. String(11) codes
GEO_TEXT_H Soil Texture (Habitat) Soil texture refers to the relative proportion of clay, sand, and silt in the soil. String(7) codes
GEO_COMP_H Substrate Composition (Habitat) Categorises the composition of land's surface. The benthic substrate can influence ecology as it can limit or increase nutrient availability, affect pH and water quality (AETG 2012). In a riverine waterhole, the benthic substrate composition can restrict groundwater exchange to shallow aquifers during periods of no flow, due to sedimentation of fine clay that forms an impermeable layer. String(7) codes
GEO_SIZE_H Sediment Grain Size (Habitat) Categorises the dominant size of soil and other unconsolidated sediments. String(7) codes
HYD_PH_H pH (Habitat) pH refers to the acidity or basicity of water on a scale of 0 to 14. pH has a major impact on both habitat conditions and biota found at a location. pH may be influenced by the surrounding landscape (geological setting, water balance, quality, type of soils, vegetation and land use) which in turn dictates habitat of the aquatic environment. String(5) codes
HYD_SAL_L Salinity (Landscape) Salinity refers to the amount of dissolved salt in the water. String(5) codes
HYD_SAL_H Salinity (Habitat) Salinity refers to the amount of dissolved salt in the water. String(5) codes
HYD_MOD_H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification (Habitat) Wetland habitat modification is a typology incorporating anthropogenic activities at the habitat level that alter wetland hydrology, the affected wetland system and resultant wetland system. String(10) codes
HYD_MOD_L Wetland Landscale Hydrological Modification (Landscape) Landscape wetland modification is a typology incorporating anthropogenic activities at a landscape level that alter wetland hydrology. String(5) codes
HYD_NAT_L Wetland Hydrological Naturalness (Landscape) Wetland naturalness refers to the degree of anthropogenic influence at the habitat level on the wetland. String(7) codes
HYD_NAT_H Wetland Hydrological Naturalness (Habitat) Wetland naturalness refers to the degree of anthropogenic influence at the habitat level on the wetland. String(7) codes
HYD_ACT_H Wetland Habitat Hydrological Modification Activity (Habitat) Wetland habitat modification activity refers to the dominant observable activity at the habitat level that alters wetland hydrology. This does not define what hydrological change has occurred as a result of the activity. String(5) codes
HYD_FLOD_L Floodplain (Landscape) Floodplain refers to whether a wetland occurs within an active floodplain. String(5) codes
HYD_PERM_H Permanence of Water (Habitat) Permanence of water refers to the timing of water inundation in a wetland. String(5) codes
HYD_WEXT_H Residence Extent (Habitat) Residence extent refers to the area of water that is present relative to the maximum wetland extent. Residence time can have a large influence on the habitat conditions and subsequent biotic assemblages. String(5) codes
HYD_OEXT_H Residence Extent of Open Water (Habitat) Residence extent of open water refers to the area of open water that is present relative to the maximum wetland extent. Residence time can have a large influence on the habitat conditions and subsequent biotic assemblages. String(5) codes
HYD_WTIM_H Residence Time (Habitat) Residence time refers to the amount of time that water is present. Residence time can have a large influence on the habitat conditions and subsequent biotic assemblages. String(5) codes
HYD_OTIM_H Residence Time of Open Water (Habitat) Residence time of open water refers to the amount of time that open water is present. Residence time can have a large influence on the habitat conditions and subsequent biotic assemblages. String(5) codes
HYD_OBSR_L Time First Observed (Landscape) Time first observed refers to the year when water was first observed in an artificial wetland. String(5) codes
HYD_OBSR_H Time First Observed (Habitat) Time first observed refers to the year when water was first observed in an artificial wetland. String(5) codes
HYD_PERD_H Timing Periodicity (Habitat) Timing periodicity refers to the tendency of variations in the presence of water in the wetland to reoccur through time. String(5) codes
HYD_BASN_R Topographic Drainage (Region) Topographic drainage refers to where water flows and drains across the landscape based on drainage-enforced elevation models. String(5) codes
HYD_BASN_L Topographic Drainage (Landscape) Topographic drainage refers to where water flows and drains across the landscape based on drainage-enforced elevation models. String(5) codes
HYD_WSRC_H Relative Dominance of Water Sources (Habitat) The relative requirements of an ecosystem for water from different sources. Water source has a significant impact on the specific environmental conditions found at a location and therefore influences habitat and biota. String(5) codes
HYD_AGFS_L Aquifer Groundwater Flow System (Landscape) Aquifer Groundwater Flow Systems depict groundwater flow systems at a habitat scale based on their hydrogeological characteristics using a combination of geology, geomorphology and topographical information. Groundwater flow systems are characterised by their flow path lengths and corresponding ability to respond to hydrological change caused by alteration to the natural environment. String(5) codes
HYD_AQNA_L Aquifer Name (Landscape) Name of the source aquifer or aquifer ecosystem. Commonly the name of the source aquifer refers to the geological formation in which it exists. String(50)
LND_BREG_R Biogeographic Region (Region) Bioregions delineate regions with a similar set of major environmental influences (climate, geomorphology, landforms and lithology) that shape the occurrence of flora and fauna and their interaction with the physical environment. String(5) codes
LND_BREG_L Biogeographic Region (Landscape) Bioregions delineate regions with a similar set of major environmental influences (climate, geomorphology, landforms and lithology) that shape the occurrence of flora and fauna and their interaction with the physical environment. String(5) codes
LND_LZON_R Land Zone (Region) Land zones represent major differences in geology and in the associated landforms, soils, and physical processes that give rise to distinctive landforms or continue to shape them. String(5) codes
LND_LZON_L Land Zone (Landscape) Land zones represent major differences in geology and in the associated landforms, soils, and physical processes that give rise to distinctive landforms or continue to shape them. String(5) codes
LND_PREG_R Physiographic Region (Region) Physiographic provinces distinguish major physiographic changes based on similarities in landform characteristics and/or processes. Each province is described in terms of geology, structure, and broad regolith types. Phyiographic provinces can be used to interpret broad landscape processes providing biogeographic and evolutionary context for ecosystems and habitats. String(5) codes
LND_PREG_L Physiographic Region (Landscape) Physiographic provinces distinguish major physiographic changes based on similarities in landform characteristics and/or processes. Each province is described in terms of geology, structure, and broad regolith types. Phyiographic provinces can be used to interpret broad landscape processes providing biogeographic and evolutionary context for ecosystems and habitats. String(5) codes
LND_ALT_L Altitude (Landscape) Altitude refers to the vertical distance between the wetland and Australian Height Datum. String(5) codes
LND_MORP_H Terrain Morphology (Habitat) Shape of the landform surface String(5) codes
LND_SLOP_L Terrain Slope (Landscape) Indication of the general or dominant slope of a morphological feature String(5) codes
LND_SLOP_H Terrain Slope (Habitat) Indication of the general or dominant slope of a morphological feature String(7) codes
OTH_HAB_H Wetland Habitat (Habitat) Wetland habitats represent a typology that groups ecosystems for general management and planning purposes based on climate class, floodplain, flora composition, flora growth form, freshwater biogeographic province, groundwater flow system, permanence of water, salinity, source aquifer, substrate composition, substrate grain size, and wetland system. String(48)
OTH_WRPC_H Wetland Regional Ecosystem Percent (Habitat) List of the percentage of each wetland regional ecosystem in the polygon. In some instances, the percentage of each wetland regional ecosystem in the polygon may not be available, however, in these instances the total percentage of wetland regional ecosystems in the polygon may be displayed instead. String(14)
OTH_WPCT_H Wetland Percentage (Habitat) Wetland percentage refers to the percentage of the total polygon area that is estimated to comprise wetlands. String(7) codes
XXX_UID Unique ID (Habitat) Unique ID refers to a identifying code for this data version unique to each feature. String(17)
OTH_WSYS_H Wetland Regional Ecosystem System (Habitat) List of wetland system for each wetland regional ecosystem in the polygon. String(10)
CONSOL Substrate Consolidation (Landscape) Consolidated substrates are those which are not friable and have become hardened into substrates such as rock. Consolidated substrates are enduring, whereas unconsolidated or mixed substrates are less enduring. Consolidated subtrates provide attachment sites for a diversity of biota including coral reefs and other important bioconstructors. String(5) codes
SED_GSZ Substrate Grain Size (Landscape) Categorises the size of unconsolidated substrates by their diameter (regardless of composition). Definitions sourced from Module 3, 4 – Intertidal and subtidal ecosystem types of Central Queensland. String(5) codes
SUB_CMP Substrate Composition (Landscape) What constitutes the substrate of the sea floor and intertidal area, i.e. its make-up. Definitions sourced from Module 3, 4 – Intertidal and subtidal ecosystem types of Central Queensland. String(10) codes
SMB_CMP Structural Macrobiota Composition (Landscape) The composition of sessile habitat-forming species. Their presence increases spatial complexity, altering local environmental conditions that leads to colonisation by a diverse assemblage of organisms. Ther term "macrobiota" implies that an organism must be visible to the naked eye. The structuring role of macrobiota can include both three dimensional and two dimensional structure. String(10) codes
HYD_WTIV_H Residence Time Variability (Habitat) Residence time variability refers to the variability in the amount of time that water is present. String(5) codes
HYD_OTIV_H Residence Time of Open Water Variability (Habitat) Residence time of open water variability refers to the variability in the amount of time that open water is present. String(5) codes
HYD_WEXV_H Residence Extent Variability (Habitat) Residence extent variability refers to the variability in the area of water that is present relative to the maximum wetland extent. String(5) codes
HYD_OEXV_H Residence Extent of Open Water Variability (Habitat) Residence extent of open water variability refers to the variability in the area of open water that is present relative to the maximum wetland extent. String(5) codes
XXX_AREA Area (Habitat) The maximum area of the ecosystem in hectares. Double(8)
OTH_DHA_H Dominant Wetland Habitat (Habitat) Dominant wetland habitat represent a typology that groups ecosystems for general management and planning purposes based on climate class, floodplain, flora composition, flora growth form, freshwater biogeographic province, groundwater flow system, permanence of water, salinity, source aquifer, substrate composition, substrate grain size, and wetland system. String(10) codes
XXX_NAME Wetland Name (Habitat) Wetland name refers to the common name of the wetland, where available. String(72)
HYD_QUAL_H Hydrological Data Quality (Habitat) Provides additional detail on the quantity of remotely sensed imagery used to determine hydrological attribution sourced from the Wetland Insight Tool. Short integer(2)
XXX_LEGE Legend (Habitat) Legend combines information on wetland system, wetland habitat hydrological modification, and wetland percentage for the purposes of data visualisation. String(7) codes

Last updated: 18 September 2022

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Mapping data fields, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wetland-background/qwcd/data-fields.html

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