- API data.melbourne.vic.gov.au | Last Updated 2019-11-19T22:16:22.000Z
Melbourne BioBlitz is one of the City of Melbourne’s major citizen science programs, where experts and members of the community work together to discover, document, and learn about the species that call our city home. The 2014 BioBlitz was held between 31 October and 15 November 2014. Over 700 citizens participated in 53 events led by 90 volunteer ecologists and experts. It gave Melburnians the unique opportunity to work alongside professional and amateur naturalists to discover Melbourne's biodiversity and help to produce a list of species living in our city. The City of Melbourne has analysed the data collected in past BioBlitzes and is now building a baseline dataset against which future changes in biodiversity can be measured and evaluated.
- API data.melbourne.vic.gov.au | Last Updated 2019-11-19T22:18:13.000Z
Aerial image (true ortho) mosaic of the City of Melbourne municipal area. The true ortho image has been corrected to provide a true ‘top down’ view of the city, removing building lean and other interference typically found in oblique aerial imagery. The aerial image was captured May 2018 and is available for download in georeferenced (JPEG2000) and formats (JPEG). Capture Information - Capture Date: May 2018 - Capture Pixel Size: 7.5cm ground sample distance - Map Projection: MGA Zone 55 (MGA55) - Spatial Accuracy (XYZ) Supplied survey control used for control (Madigan Surveying) – 25 cm absolute accuracy Limitations; Whilst every effort is made to provide the data as accurate as possible, the content may not be free from errors, omissions or defects.
- API data.melbourne.vic.gov.au | Last Updated 2019-11-19T22:17:16.000Z
This dataset contains survey data for bird species across various river and wetland locations in the City of Melbourne. Bird transect surveys were conducted by Ecology Australia at the following locations: Dynon Road, West Melbourne, Wildlife Sanctuary (1), Dynon Road, West Melbourne, Tidal Drain (2), Moonee Ponds Creek lower catchment near Racecourse Road, Kensington and Dynon Road, West Melbourne (3), Maribyrnong River near Newells Paddock and Dynon Road, West Melbourne (4), Royal Park Oak Street Wetland (5), and Stony Creek Backwash, Footscray (6). Surveys were undertaken during daylight hours and were repeated on various dates throughout February and March 2018. Bird surveys were conducted by completing transects along the waterbodies and identifying bird species and numbers. These surveys were undertaken to primarily track bird species richness at Site (1) with Site (3) existing as a reference site with comparable habitat characteristics. This bird survey dataset includes the bird’s common name, scientific name, the corresponding Victorian Biodiversity Atlas Code, the date the survey was conducted, and the location of the survey (including the latitude and longitude). The Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) is managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and provides a list of species observations in Victoria. Each species has an identification ‘code’ number. Please get in contact with the Urban Forest and Ecology Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to view the full report by Ecology Australia or if you have any questions about the dataset.