API and ground truthed vegetation mapping of the Sydney Harbour foreshore at a presentation scale of 1:2,000 was necessary to prioritise property-scale management objectives of NSW Maritime and to place these objectives in a catchment perspective. Native terrestrial vegetation communities were categorised to match the categories of the Cumberland Plains 1:16,000 vegetation map, but were further divided on structural characteristics. API was performed using the 2003 15cm pixel ortho-rectified colour ECW format aerial photo mosaics of Sydney Harbour. Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney (BGT) has generated the data for the data owners NSW Maritime. Subject to NSW Maritime data license agreement.