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Geoscape - Surface Cover - Rest of Tasmania (Raster) December 2020

This dataset presents Geoscape Surface Cover encompassing the spatial coverage of the Rest of Tasmania (6RTAS) Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA) as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). This dataset contains the December 2020 data release.

Geoscape data is created by Geoscape Australia. It is consistently formatted spatial data that describes the buildings, addresses, land and transport networks across Australia’s complex cities, regional centres and rural communities.

The Surface Cover theme consists of two layers: (1) Surface Cover 2M and (2) Surface Cover 30M. The theme consists of a digital pixel representation of the different types of ground cover of Australia. Each layer represents a pixel resolution: Surface Cover 2M represents ground cover within areas classified as urban at a two-metre resolution, and Surface Cover 30M represents ground cover at a thirty-metre resolution, nationally.

For more information regarding this release of Geoscape Surface Cover, please refer to the Product Description and the December 2020 Release Report.

Please note this dataset is made available via online data delivery and is open only to approved applications. To read terms and conditions and to apply, refer to the Geoscape Data Application Form.

Note: On 1 October 2020, PSMA Australia Limited began trading as Geoscape Australia.

The purpose of Surface Cover is to spatially represent different types of land cover for use by industry and government in geographic information systems and/or other information systems.

AURIN has split the 2M rasters into GCCSAs based on raster intersection, each raster is assigned to the GCCSA with which it has the largest overlap. The 30M rasters have been split into the convex hulls of each GCCSA. Both operations are based the 2016 ASGS.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated May 23, 2022, 10:30 (UTC)
Created May 23, 2022, 10:30 (UTC)
License Data Licence (PSMA Distribution Pty Limited)
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List
Attribution Geoscape Australia - Rest of Tasmania, (2020): Geoscape - Surface Cover - Rest of Tasmania (Raster) December 2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Geoscape Australia - Rest of Tasmania 2020 [Copyright Notice and Disclaimer](
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key ogc_fid
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[143.84, -43.66], [148.35, -43.66], [148.35, -39.47], [143.84, -39.47], [143.84, -43.66]]]}