Dataset: Land use of Australia 2010–11 to 2015–16, 250 m


The Land use of Australia 2010–11 to 2015–16, 250 m is a data package of seamless continental rasters of land use at the national scale which provides the spatial representation how Australia’s land resources are used. Data is for 2010–11 and 2015–16, and the associated change between the two years.

Non-agricultural land uses are mapped using seven thematic layers, derived from existing datasets provided by states and territories, and external agencies. The seven layers are:

The agricultural land uses are based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2010–11 and 2015–16 agricultural census data; with spatial distributions modelled using MODIS satellite imagery and training data, assisted by spatial constraint layers for cultivation, horticulture, and irrigation.

Land use is specified according to the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification version 8. The same method is applied to both time points using representative national datasets for each period, where available. All rasters are in GeoTIFF format with geographic coordinates in Geocentric Datum of Australian 1994 (GDA94) and a 0.002197 degree (~250 metre) cell size.

The Land use of Australia 2010–11 to 2015–16 data package is a product of the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program.

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