This dataset is the most current national compilation of catchment scale land use data for Australia (CLUM), as at March 2015. It is a seamless raster dataset that combines land use data for all state and territory jurisdictions, compiled at a resolution of 50 metres by 50 metres. It has been compiled from vector land use datasets collected as part of state and territory mapping programs through the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program (ACLUMP). Catchment scale land use data was produced by combining land tenure and other types of land use information, fine-scale satellite data and information collected in the field. The date of mapping (1997 to 2014) and scale of mapping (1:20 000 to 1:250 000) vary, reflecting the source data, capture date and scale.
Land use is classified according to the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification version 7, a three-tiered hierarchical structure. To simplify the dataset for display purposes, land uses have been grouped into 18 broad classes related to conservation, grazing, forestry, cropping, horticulture, urban, intensive agriculture, rural residential, mining and water.
The full list of classes available as part of the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification version 7 are listed and described at the link below.