Forest tools

​​​​​The following sites provide access to online mapping tools, datasets, applications and a searchable glossary that are relevant to the forest and vegetation sectors and are available to the general public.

Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support (MCAS-S)

MCAS-S is a tool to view and combine mapped information that can inform spatial decision making and help with stakeholder engagement. MCAS-S is free, powerful, and easy to use. 

Land Use Mapping For Australia

Shows national and catchment-scale land use for Australia including links to view maps and datasets.

​National Indigenous Forestry Strategy (NIFS)

Enables users to produce forest-related maps based on Indigenous areas of Australia.

Interactive Maps – Victoria

MapShareVic – Forest Explorer: An interactive map generator that allows users to explore a range of forest related map themes for Victoria.

Digital Vegetation Map of Tasmania (TASVE​G)​

TASVEG is a comprehensive digital map of Tasmania's vegetation. The map depicts the extent of more than 150 vegetation communities, including eucalypt forest, rainforest and non-forest communities.

Integrated Vegetation Cover

Shows the distribution of major vegetation cover types in Australia, including native forests and grasslands and non-native vegetation.

Australia's forests and forestry glossary

Australia's forests and forestry glossary is a stand-alone publication, containing definitions of terms related to forests and forestry at the national level in Australia. The glossary is suitable for use by the public, educators, students, and those working in forests, forest management and forestry. 


Note: The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) also provides online applications relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry that can be accessed ​from /abares/data, including The Monitor which is an online tool that delivers a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions throughout Australia.

Last reviewed: 19 June 2020