Abstract

This dataset is a union of the Integrated Vegetation Cover 2009 (IVC)obtained from BRS and the draft version of the Dynamic Land Cover Map based on MODIS Data, obtained from Geoscience Australia. The categories for this dataset are No, Yes, Requires further investigation, Urban and Water. The IVC dataset was classified into Cleared (annual crops and built up areas), Not Cleared (native forests, shrublands, plantations, perennial crops and water bodies) and Further Investigation Required (native grasslands and minimally modified pasture, horticultural trees and shrubs). The draft version of the Dynamic Land Cover Map presents land cover information for every 250m by 250m area of the country from April 2000 to April 2008. The classification scheme used to describe land cover categories in the Dynamic Land Cover Map conforms to the 2007 International Standards Organisation (ISO) land cover standard (19144-2). These reflect the structural character of vegetation, ranging from cultivated and managed land covers (crops and pastures) to natural land covers such as closed forest and sparse, open grasslands. This dataset was reclassified into Cleared, Not Cleared and Further investigation required. Cleared - Extraction Sites, Bare Areas, Rainfed Cropping, Irrigated Cropping and Irrigated Pasture and Rainfed Pasture Not Cleared - Wetlands, Forbs (open and closed), Tussock, Alpine and Hummock Grasses (Open, Closed and sparse), Shrubs (open and closed), Rainfed Sugar, Irrigated Sugar and Trees (Open, closed, scattered and sparse) and water bodies. To obtain urban areas, the dataset was unioned with the 250k topographic map series obtained from Geoscience Australia. These two datasets were joined together and where they correlated, ie both cleared, or both not cleared, were labelled accordingly, and where there was a conflict it was classified as Further investigation required.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 168.0 West bound 96.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
National dataset
groundwater
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
168.0
West bound
96.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7893-00cc-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2011-04-04

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Related Links
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays