The Wet Tropics vegetation mapping comprises a series of fifty-five 1:50,000 maps and recognises 250 distinct vegetation communities in the Wet Tropics Bioregion based on their structural and floristic chararacters.
The Authority has designed a logical, hierarchical framework and map key which groups the 250 vegetation types into ecological communities and identifies relationships among them.
The vegetation mapping is based on the interpretation of 1:25,000 aerial photography of the Wet Tropics Bioregion. Consultants Peter Stanton and David Stanton provided the primary dataset which included line-work marked directly onto aerial photographs and a code unit for each polygon describing its vegetation type based on canopy features from photo interpretation and detailed floristics from field sites.
Source: Wet Tropics Management Authority Web Site