Updated: 1 December 2007

2.2.2 Roads Vs Linear Features Example 8

Location of Example: 133°31'31" East, 23°54'32" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Figure is a representation of cattle tracks. These tracks are not Vehicle Tracks.
  • Livestock tracks generally comprise of multiple tracks converging onto one point or area, such as; Dams, streams/river banks, vehicle access point (often a paddock corner or convergence of two or more fence lines), or a feeding point (eg silo).
  • Livestock tracks can be seasonal.
  • Livestock tracks may not be visible on imagery after strong vegetative growth following a rainy season.
  • Livestock tracks may also be winding, may run parallel to a watercourse for some distance, and may appear to disappear under foliage and reappear some distance way.
  • Vehicle Tracks, in the vicinity of livestock tracks, will be singular, will often terminate at a watering or feeding point, are not seasonal and are generally better defined on imagery than livestock tracks.
  • Reference and Supporting Material may assist in differentiating between Vehicular Tracks and livestock tracks.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of Livestock Tracks in association with other features.

Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=321

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