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Environmental Overlays

The overlays change the presentation of the map on which the plant distributions are mapped. Each overlay adds more information but not all overlays are available at all map magnifications.

Terrain

Shows general terrain features developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG). This is not available when zooming in at higher magnifications.

Temperature

Shows mean annual maximum temperature isotherms with a colour key on the right hand side of the map. Base climatological data sets supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Rainfall

Shows mean annual rainfall isohyets with a colour key on the right hand side of the map. Base climatological data sets supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Waterways

Shows the major rivers, derived from 'Global Map Data Australia 1M 2001' developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG).

Regions

The Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia categorises the Australian continent into regions of similar geology, landform, vegetation, fauna and climate. There are 85 such regions throughout Australia. (IBRA)

Botanical Subdivisions

The divisions used by herbaria in each state to divide their state into broad floristic or management units. These are often non-congruent at state boundaries. (map/abbreviations)


 
National Herbarium of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Herbarium of the Northern Territory
Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Australian National Herbarium
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research Queensland Herbarium
Environmental Protection Agency Western Australian Herbarium
Conservation and Land Management Tasmanian Herbarium
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery National Herbarium of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne State Herbarium of South Australia
Plant Biodiversity Centre Australian Biological Resources Study Australian Government
 
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