NSW Landuse 2007

A data set of land use between June 2000 and June 2007 for New South Wales. Land use is classified to three separate classification schemes. These classification schemes are:3

  • NSW Land Use Mapping Program (LUMAP).
  • NSW SCALD (Standard Classification for Attributes of Land) Classification
  • ALUM (Australian Land Use and Management) Classification.

The LUMAP Classification is DECC's most recent classification for mapping of land use classes for NSW. It is a simple numeric classification, open-ended to enable additional classes to be added.

Prior to LUMAP, the SCALD classification was the standard for mapping of land use in NSW. It is a combined alpha-numeric classification system.

The ALUM classification is based upon the modified Baxter & Russell classification and presented according to the specifications contained in

Version 6 of the classification describes the land use classes. Earlier copies of the data set may have used Versions 4 or 5.

The mapping was commenced in April 2001 and completed by June 2007. The date of the data set is set as the land use occurring at the time the satellite imagery was acquired, which can range from 1999 to 2006. This dataset was updated in May 2011 to include values in the vacant attribute fields of Source, Source Date, Source Scale, Reliability and LU Mapping Date.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition Not known
Purpose Legislative and Regulatory requirements
Frequency of change Unknown
Keywords LAND
Metadata Date 2007-01-10
Date of Asset Creation 2007-10-01
Date of Asset Revision 2011-04-08
Date of Asset Publication 2010-07-23
Date of Next Update 2010-01-10
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 50000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1999-01-10 - 2007-01-10
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2010"