Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: LANDUSE_2008
Title: Victorian Land Use Information System 2008/2009
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005382
Custodial Program: Agriculture Research and Development
Custodian: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Abstract: 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 to 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. The data is in the form of a feature class.

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.

The methodology is still being refined and as such the dataset is subject to improvements and the release of later versions. It is important you speak to the custodian to be advised of the technical details of the dataset and its utility for your desired use.

Irrigation activity is included when available. The data was not available in 2006-07 and there was incomplete coverage in 2012-13 and therefore the irrigation activity was not included in either of those datasets.

Land cover classification accuracy varies between classes and the overall classification accuracy may be misleading in terms of the accuracy of an individual class. Users are asked to contact the data custodians for detailed class accuracy information if required for their purposes.

The dataset does not replace LandUse100 which is still valid for the time in which it was created (1996 - 2005).

A metadata statement, for the VLUIS 2008/09 product, and ESRI symbology files for the data can be freely downloaded from the VLUIS project page:
http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/vluis

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n08t0
Search Words: LAND Use, AGRICULTURE
Nominal Input Scale: Not Known
Currency Date: 01 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/
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: LANDUSE_2008
Title: Victorian Land Use Information System 2008/2009
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803005382
Custodian: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Owner: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: 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 to 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. The data is in the form of a feature class.

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.

The methodology is still being refined and as such the dataset is subject to improvements and the release of later versions. It is important you speak to the custodian to be advised of the technical details of the dataset and its utility for your desired use.

Irrigation activity is included when available. The data was not available in 2006-07 and there was incomplete coverage in 2012-13 and therefore the irrigation activity was not included in either of those datasets.

Land cover classification accuracy varies between classes and the overall classification accuracy may be misleading in terms of the accuracy of an individual class. Users are asked to contact the data custodians for detailed class accuracy information if required for their purposes.

The dataset does not replace LandUse100 which is still valid for the time in which it was created (1996 - 2005).

A metadata statement, for the VLUIS 2008/09 product, and ESRI symbology files for the data can be freely downloaded from the VLUIS project page:
http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/vluis

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n08t0
Search Words: LAND Use, AGRICULTURE
Purpose:
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN2008
Ending Date: 31DEC2009
Maintainence and Update Frequency: Annual
Stored Data Format: ArcSDE Featrue Class
Available Format(s) Types: Not Known
Lineage: Primary & Derived
Positional Accuracy: Not Known
Atribute Accuracy: Not Known
Logical Consistency: Not Known
Data Source: The dataset has been created by the Spatial Information Sciences Group of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources, Agriculture Research Division. The method used to create the data is a complete rethink of land use information creation in order to create regular and consistent land use data over time. Three separate data sources have been integrated with the state cadastre to provide land tenure, use and cover information for each parcel. Land Tenure The "Public" land tenure data has been sourced from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning PLM25 dataset (http://services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/metadata?anzlicId=ANZVI0803003978&publicId=guest&extractionProviderId=1) and is also derived from the V_Parcel_mp_crown_approved dataset in the corporate spatial data library. Land Use The land use data has been sourced from the Valuer General Victoria. The Landuse Codes and Descriptions for "Public" Land are sourced from the PLM25 database on request from DELWP and have been modified to match the AVPCC (Australian property classification codes). The AVPCC has nine primary categories; 1. Residential, 2. Commercial, 3. Industrial, 4. Extractive Industries, 5. Primary Production, 6. Infrastructure and utilities, 7. Community services, 8. Sport Heritage and Culture and 9. National parks, conservation areas, forest reserves and natural water reserves. Each of the primary categories are divided into numerous secondary and tertiary codes, all of which are reported in the VLUIS dataset. Some tertiary codes include a decimal to represent a sub category however these are not reported in the VLUIS dataset. The full code list can be found at http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/property-and-land-titles/valuation/council-valuations/revaluation-2014 Land Cover The land cover information has been created specifically for the VLUIS using time series analysis of satellite imagery. The land cover information has been created using time series analysis of the MOD13Q1 product produced by NASA using data collected by the MODIS sensor and freely available on the Reverb | ECHO website at http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93&spatial_map=satellite&spatial_type=rectangle. Ground data is collected annually across Victoria using a stratified random sampling approach for calibration of the annual seasonal curves and validation of the classification output. Prior to classification, the ground data and the MOD13 data is stratified into regions with similar climate, soils and farming systems using the Primary Production landscapes developed by DEDJTR. For each stratified region a three-tiered hierarchical classification was developed to assign a dominant land cover class to each pixel. Primary Dominant Land Classes: 0 Unknown 1 Water 10 Woody Vegetation 20 Non-woody Vegetation. Secondary Dominant Land Classes: 0 Unknown 1 Water 11 Native Woody Cover 12 Woody Vegetation ? Production 21 Pasture and Grassland 22 Non-woody Vegetation ? Production Tertiary Dominant Land Classes: 0 Unknown 1 Water 11 Native Woody Cover 121 Deciduous Woody Horticulture 122 Evergreen Woody Horticulture 123 Hardwood Plantation 124 Softwood Plantation 21 Pasture and grassland 221 Brassicas 222 Cereals 223 Legumes 224 Non-woody Horticulture 3 Bare and non-photosynthetic material
Completeness:
Contact Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: PO Box 3100
Bendigo Bendigo Delivery Centre VIC 3554
Australia
Telephone: (03) 5430 4309
Facsimile: (03) 5430 4304
Email Address: steve.williams@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2019-05-30 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata: The custodian should be contacted to assess the utility of this dataset for your purpose.
http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/luis
Resource Name: LANDUSE_2008
Title: Victorian Land Use Information System 2008/2009
Object Name: CATCHMENTS.LANDUSE_2008
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
CMA CMA O N VARCHAR2(30)
HECTARES HECTARES O N NUMBER(38,8)
IRR_STATUS IRR_STATUS O N VARCHAR2(10)
LC_CODE_08 LC_CODE_08 O N VARCHAR2(4)
LC_CODE_09 LC_CODE_09 O N VARCHAR2(4)
LC_DESC_08 LC_DESC_08 O N VARCHAR2(100)
LC_DESC_09 LC_DESC_09 O N VARCHAR2(130)
LGA LGA O N VARCHAR2(40)
LGACODE LGACODE O N VARCHAR2(3)
LU_1 LU_1 O N VARCHAR2(4)
LU_2 LU_2 O N VARCHAR2(4)
LU_3 LU_3 O N VARCHAR2(4)
LU_CODE LU_CODE O N VARCHAR2(25)
LU_DESCS LU_DESCS O N VARCHAR2(100)
PARCEL_PFI PARCEL_PFI O N VARCHAR2(10)
PARCEL_SPI PARCEL_SPI O N VARCHAR2(18)
PROPNUM PROPNUM O N VARCHAR2(25)
PROP_PFI PROP_PFI O N VARCHAR2(30)
TENURE TENURE O N VARCHAR2(8)