NSW Urban Heat Island to Modified Mesh Block 2016

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) dataset measures the effects of urbanisation on land surface temperatures across Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area for the Summer of 2015-2016.
UHI shows the variation of temperature to a non-urban vegetated reference, such as heavily wooded areas or national parks around Sydney.
Derived from the analysis of thermal and infrared data from Landsat satellite, the dataset has been combined with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Mesh Block polygon dataset to provide a mean UHI temperature that enables multi-scale spatial analysis of the relationship of heat to green cover.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

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Language English
Edition 1
Purpose urban environmental planning, green infrastructure
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified,Urban Policy,Urban Design
Metadata Date 2019-08-03
Date of Asset Creation 2018-07-01
Date of Asset Publication 2019-03-04
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area, Greater Sydney Region

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Temporal Coverage From 2015-01-10 - 2016-04-30
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"