Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: LSYS250
Title: Land Systems of Victoria at 1:250 000
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803001033
Custodial Program: Water and Catchments Group
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: The land systems of Victoria, as described and delineated by Rowan in 1989, provide a statewide coverage of land types that are applicable to a wide range of land resource management and planning programs. These land systems sit within a geomorphological framework developed by Jenkin and Rowan.

This data set consolidates a broad range of land resource information drawn from an uneven base to provide a consistent, if limited, coverage of the lands of Victoria. The explicit links with the original sources of data have been retained.

The data set was developed from a range of studies of varying methodologies and intensities over some forty years. The reliability of the information varies across regions accordingly.

This edition (3) incorporates new survey material [Shires of West Wimmera, Lowan, West Towong and East Gippsland (east of Snowy River)] as well as changes in the nomenclature with the substitution of broad slope class with relative relief classes (eg. plains, hills, mountains). An addition factor (lithological age) was also added to the key. There is still a link with the Edition 2 version in the main Land Systems table.

More information on land system mapping can be found on Victorian Resources Online
http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/landform_systems

DOI 10.4226/92/58e727e0dd1be
Search Words: GEOSCIENCES, GEOSCIENCES Geomorphology
Nominal Input Scale: 1:250 000
Currency Date: 02 February 2018
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: Complete
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: LSYS250
Title: Land Systems of Victoria at 1:250 000
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803001033
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: The land systems of Victoria, as described and delineated by Rowan in 1989, provide a statewide coverage of land types that are applicable to a wide range of land resource management and planning programs. These land systems sit within a geomorphological framework developed by Jenkin and Rowan.

This data set consolidates a broad range of land resource information drawn from an uneven base to provide a consistent, if limited, coverage of the lands of Victoria. The explicit links with the original sources of data have been retained.

The data set was developed from a range of studies of varying methodologies and intensities over some forty years. The reliability of the information varies across regions accordingly.

This edition (3) incorporates new survey material [Shires of West Wimmera, Lowan, West Towong and East Gippsland (east of Snowy River)] as well as changes in the nomenclature with the substitution of broad slope class with relative relief classes (eg. plains, hills, mountains). An addition factor (lithological age) was also added to the key. There is still a link with the Edition 2 version in the main Land Systems table.

More information on land system mapping can be found on Victorian Resources Online
http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/landform_systems

DOI 10.4226/92/58e727e0dd1be
Search Words: GEOSCIENCES, GEOSCIENCES Geomorphology
Purpose: This data set assists with state and regional planning to define the spatial variation of land according to the parameters of geomorphology, lithology, landform and climate, with dependent variables of soil and vegetation types. Other interpreted data tagged to the land systems includes the hazard potential, ie. inherent susceptibility to various forms of land degradation, and the 'potential productivity'. The maps and land system descriptions are drawn from an uneven database of some 28 individual studies of the land and additional unpublished data, with varying levels of detail and reliability. The land system descriptions are presented as a single line that masks the considerable variation in each land system -- each land system is treated as essentially a single point entity, when in reality it is a complex of land types with a known range of variation. While this is appropriate for some purposes, it is not suitable for all uses, and should be used with care. Potential users not familiar with the land system concept are encouraged to contact the custodian for advice and assistance. Interpretations are of the inherent susceptibility of the land to degradation and do not adequately represent hazards (which involves considerations of land use) which will be of interest to most users. Rowan's initial report, paper maps and transparencies are now considerably out of date following extensive error checking and subsequent revision. While the initial report was never formally released, the revised and expanded Edition 2 is in an unpublished form which has now been modified itself by Edition 3, released in January 2000.
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN1950
Ending Date: Current
Maintainence and Update Frequency: As required
Stored Data Format: DIGITAL Arc/Info Revision 7 Librarian layer ArcSDE - mapdb
Available Format(s) Types: DIGITAL - All major formats available
Lineage: Primary
Positional Accuracy: Precision: 100 m to 1 km. Note: land system boundaries are, in reality, zones of relatively rapid change in relevant land characteristics. Consequently, there is no valid measurement of 'accuracy'. Determination: Estimate
Atribute Accuracy: Not Documented
Logical Consistency: Only landsystem features are completed.
Data Source: Data Set Sources: Drawn from various Soil Conservation Authority, Department of Conservation, Forests and Land, Department of Conservation and Environment, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, and CSIRO publications -- see supporting documentation for details.
Completeness: The layer, as described, is complete and covers all of Victoria.
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: PO Box 3100
 Bendigo Delivery Centre Vic 3554
Australia
Telephone: 54 304 320
Facsimile: 54 304 304
Email Address: Nathan.Robinson@depi.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2017-04-07 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata: Not Documented
The original data set was supported by an unpublished report Land Systems of Victoria, prepared by Jim Rowan for the Land Conservation Council and the Land Protection Branch of DCNR. The revise dataset wase supported by a revised unpublished Departmental publication, Land Systems of Victoria -- Edition 2, by Rowan, Russell and Ransome (1994). The further revised edtion was edited by David Rees , titled Land Systems of Victoria January 2000 Edition 3, Centre for Land Protection Research, Technical report No. 56. http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/landform_systems
Resource Name: LSYS250
Title: Land Systems of Victoria at 1:250 000
Object Name: CATCHMENTS.LSYS250
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
AREASQM AREASQM O N NUMBER(38,3)
CLIMATE CLIMATE O N VARCHAR2(2)
CLIMATE_DESC O N VARCHAR2(30)
COMPACT COMPACT O N NUMBER(5)
COMPACT_B_FORCE O N VARCHAR2(50)
COMPACT_CLASS O N VARCHAR2(2)
COMPACT_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
EQUIV_LSCODE EQUIVLSCOD O N VARCHAR2(200)
FEATURE FEATURE O N VARCHAR2(1)
FEATURE_DESC O N VARCHAR2(12)
GMU GMU O N VARCHAR2(5)
GMU_DESC GMU_DESC O N VARCHAR2(50)
HECTARES HECTARES O N NUMBER(38,3)
LANDFORM LANDFORM O N VARCHAR2(4)
LANDFORM_DESC O N VARCHAR2(50)
LEACH LEACH O N NUMBER(5)
LEACH_SOILPH O N VARCHAR2(10)
LEACH_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
LITHAGE LITHAGE O N VARCHAR2(2)
LITHAGE_DESC O N VARCHAR2(50)
LITHOLOGY LITHOLOGY O N VARCHAR2(4)
LITHOLOGY_DESC O N VARCHAR2(50)
LSYSCODE LSYSCODE O N VARCHAR2(19)
LS_RELIABIL LSRELIAB O N VARCHAR2(1)
MASS_EVIDENCE O N VARCHAR2(200)
MASS_MOV MASS_MOV O N NUMBER(5)
MASS_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(20)
PERFAG_POTENTIAL O N VARCHAR2(8)
PERF_AGG PERF_AGG O N NUMBER(5)
SALT SALT O N NUMBER(5)
SALT_CONDITIONS O N VARCHAR2(250)
SALT_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
SHORT_LSYSCODE O N VARCHAR2(16)
SOIL_DESC SOIL_DESC O N VARCHAR2(100)
SUBSCRIPT SUBSCRIPT O N VARCHAR2(2)
VEGETATION VEGETATION O N VARCHAR2(40)
VERSION VERSION O N NUMBER(5)
WATERER_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
WATERER_S_DEPTH O N VARCHAR2(5)
WATERLOG_D_CLASS O N VARCHAR2(250)
WATERLOG_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
WATER_ER WATER_ER O N NUMBER(5)
WATER_LOG WATER_LOG O N NUMBER(5)
WINDER_SUSCEPT O N VARCHAR2(8)
WINDER_S_TEXTURE O N VARCHAR2(8)
WIND_ER WIND_ER O N NUMBER(5)