Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

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Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby Tortoise » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 12:45 pm

I'm trying to make more use of TASVEG 3.0 on LISTmap as one of my tools for planning off-track routes. Wondering if anyone has made their own more detailed list, working out which of the vegetation community types are most likely to include bauera, scoparia, horizontal etc. Of course, knee-high bauera is one thing. 3m high bauera is another thing altogether, and I don't expect it can help with that.

My first real effort at using the info was...well...interesting! I decided celery top pine didn't sound too bad, although the 'short rainforest' may have been a clue. It sounded better than tea tree. In reality we had 3 hours of gymnastics, aerial bushwalking and commando-crawling in the rain, through the best forest of horizontal I've ever seen. We actually enjoyed ourselves no end, and it was very therapeutic on the day, but it's usually not my first choice. So I just wondered...
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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby potato » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 1:18 pm

All shades of green (and other colours) = think and impenetrable.
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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby tastrax » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 2:24 pm

If you are into GIS you could use QGIS to make a 'Bushwalker friendly" vegetation classification. I would start with the vegcodes and determine if they are a Great, OK, Lousy and then you could do a simple join with the TASVEG data and produce a "line of least resistance map" :lol: :lol: Happy to help out if someone wants to code them up

here is the list to get you started

TASVEG_3_0_legend.pdf
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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby tastrax » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 2:32 pm

I can put an editable list online if that helps everyone

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby Tortoise » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 3:30 pm

potato wrote:All shades of green (and other colours) = think and impenetrable.

Roobish! Haven't you used the 'throw yourself at the wall of vegetation, extract yourself, then do it again ad infinitum' method? Works best with a full pack.
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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby Tortoise » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 3:39 pm

tastrax wrote:If you are into GIS you could use QGIS to make a 'Bushwalker friendly" vegetation classification. I would start with the vegcodes and determine if they are a Great, OK, Lousy and then you could do a simple join with the TASVEG data and produce a "line of least resistance map" :lol: :lol: Happy to help out if someone wants to code them up

here is the list to get you started

TASVEG_3_0_legend.pdf

Wow, Phil, you're a legend! I never found a user-friendly version of the legend to study. I've only just taken in that if I click anywhere on the map with the relevant layer showing, a window pops up to tell me what that bit is...

I'm afraid I won't be doing any coding. I would have functioned quite well in the pre-industrial era. But I figured there's a bunch of clever, tech-savvy people out there who'd be interested. I'm actually a little surprised nobody has talked about it before. Maybe they have and I've just missed it.
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Re: Interpreting LISTmap vegetation

Postby tastrax » Tue 05 Mar, 2019 9:31 am

Ha ha - nerding is not just for the younguns' - never too old to have a go and when you have a specific interest it makes it much easier.

There is no real coding required just changing values in a column - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing - I will do the rest -

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There is also a help document for LIST at this location

http://listdata.thelist.tas.gov.au/publ ... aphelp.pdf

They are always making updates and adding new functions so I will make a nerd of you sometime in the future! :D :D
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