National Land Cover Dataset

Land cover is the observed biophysical cover on the Earth's surface including trees, shrubs, grasses, soils, exposed rocks and water bodies, as well as anthropogenic elements such as plantations, crops and built environments. Remote sensing data recorded over a period of time allows the observation of land cover dynamics. Classifying these responses provides a robust and repeatable way of characterising land cover types.

The National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset of Australia is a nationally consistent and thematically comprehensive land cover reference for Australia. The Executive Summary describes the background and method behind the land cover product and provides some examples of how the product may be used.

The National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset 2.1 is the latest version of the product, showing how the land cover of Australia has changed since 2001 in 2-year intervals.

National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset 1.0 was the first version of the product, showing a single snapshot of Australian land cover between 2000 and 2008.

Additional details can be found in the version 1 technical report.

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