NSW Landuse 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by NSW Landuse 2017 v1.2

The 2017 Landuse captures how the landscape in NSW is being used for food production, forestry, nature conservation, infrastructure and urban development. It can be used to monitor changes in the landscape and identify impacts on biodiversity values and individual ecosystems.

The NSW 2017 Landuse mapping is dated September 2017.

It incorporates tenure based information for National Parks and State Forests in NSW, at the time of mapping.

It currently does not include the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region. Greater Sydney region will be completed in late 2019 and will be incorporated into the NSW 2017 land use product version 1.1. The NSW Landuse 2013, currently contains the best available information for the Greater Sydney region.

The 2017 Landuse has complete coverage of all regional centres and towns for NSW. It also includes updates to the fine scale Horticulture mapping for the east coast of NSW - Newcastle to the Queensland boarder. This horticultural mapping includes operations to the commodity level based on field work and high resolution imagery interpretation.

The reliability scale is 1:10,000 and include values in the attribute fields of Source, Source Date, Source Scale, Reliability and LU Mapping (Currency) Date.

Land use has been mapped on high resolution aerial imagery including ADS (digital imagery) captured by NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation, along with using Nearmap, Google Earth and Google Street View. Satellite imagery from LANDSAT (NASA), Sentinel 2 (European Space Agency), SPOT 5, 6 and 7(Airbus) and Planet Imagery, was used in the mapping process to account for Landuse activities that occur as part of a rotational practise.

Land use information has been captured in accordance with standards set by the Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Program (ACLUMP) and using the Australian Land Use and Management ALUM Classification Version 8. The ALUM classification is based upon the modified Baxter & Russell classification and presented according to the specifications contained in

This product will be incorporated in the National Catchment scale land use product 2018 that will be available as a 50m raster - Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Landuse Mapping for NSW 2017
Edition 1
Purpose Legislative and Regulatory requirements
Frequency of change As needed
Field of Research (optional) 070101 Agricultural Land Management,070102 Agricultural Land Planning,Environmental Management
Metadata Date 2019-05-02
Date of Asset Creation 2018-11-23
Date of Asset Publication 2019-08-04
Date of Next Update 2019-07-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 10000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2013-06-30 - 2017-01-09
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2019"
DOI doi:10.25948/5caac84d5cad2
DOI Creator name Smith, Stuart
DOI Resource Type Landuse
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset