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VIC DJPR - Victorian Land Use Information System 2014/2015 (Polygons)

The Victorian Land Use Information System (VLUIS) dataset has been created by the Spatial Information Sciences Group of the Agriculture Research Division in the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources. The method used to create VLUIS is significantly different from traditional methods used to create land use information and has been designed to create regular and consistent data over time. It covers the entire landmass of Victoria and separately describes the land tenure, land use and land cover for each cadastral parcel across the state, biennially for land tenure and use and annually for land cover; for each year from 2006 to 2015.

To use the VLUIS data correctly it is important to understand the difference between the three components of VLUIS. The Guidelines for land use mapping in Australia: principles, procedures and definitions, Edition 3 published in 2006 by the Commonwealth of Australia, defines them as follows:

  • Land tenure is the ownership and leasehold interests in land (VLUIS only reports ownership).
  • Land use means the purpose to which the land cover is committed or the property type.
  • Land cover refers to the physical surface of the earth, including various combinations of vegetation types, soils, exposed rocks and water bodies as well as anthropogenic elements, such as agriculture and built environments.
  • The Victorian Land Use Information System (VLUIS) is an ongoing project designed to maintain and manage the Victorian land use mapping dataset.

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Please note:

  • This dataset is limited to 15,000 features due to the feature extraction limits of the Data.Vic WFS.
  • The methodology is still being refined and as such the dataset is subject to improvements and the release of later versions.
  • Land cover classification accuracy statements for the entire state may not be representative of land cover classification accuracy levels in the north-west of the state due to a paucity of ground truth data in this area (particularly west of Swan Hill and north of Sea Lake).
  • Land cover classification accuracy varies between classes and the overall classification accuracy may be misleading in terms of the accuracy of an individual class.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated August 17, 2020, 23:49 (UTC)
Created November 1, 2019, 00:24 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_DJPR-VIC_Govt_DELWP_datavic_CATCHMENTS_LANDUSE_2014
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Area (ha), Catchment Management Authority, Geometry, IRR Status, LGA Code, LGA Name, Land Cover Code 2014, Land Cover Code 2015, Land Cover Description 2014, Land Cover Description 2015, Land Use Code, Land Use Description, Object ID, Parcel PFI, Parcel SPI, Primary Land Use Code, Property Number, Property PFI, Secondary Land Use Code, Tenure, Tertiary Land Use Code
Attribution Government of Victoria - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, (2019): VIC DJPR - Victorian Land Use Information System 2014/2015 (Polygons); accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions 2019
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}