Land Use (ACLUMP)

Dataset Number2072
Dataset TitleLand Use (ACLUMP)
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionThis dataset depicts land use across South Australia according to the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification Version 8. It forms part of the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program (ACLUMP) land use mapping. The dataset is a combination of land use data mapped over recent years, including 1) Land Use 2016 (Adelaide Hills and Northern Adelaide Plains). 2) Land Use 2014 (South East and SA River Murray corridor). 3) Land Use 2008 (South Australia). The data were derived from an initial desktop interpretation of aerial imagery followed by an on-ground field survey. The 2008 (ALUM V6) and 2014 (ALUM V7) data has been converted to ALUM V8 classification. The dataset is available for download from Data.SA.
UsageAGRICULTURESELECT 1 FROM DUAL; LAND Use ClassificationSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; LAND Use MappingSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; LAND Use MapsSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; LAND Use SurveysSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; INDUSTRY Primary. Used to supply Government, community groups, industry and the general public with up to date regional, subregional and catchment level land use information for South Australia. For land use change analysis, the Land Use 2008 (South Australia). dataset is available.

Data Quality

LineageThe state-wide Land Use 2008 was used as the baseline data for the desktop interpretation process. Using aerial imagery of the survey area as a reference, each feature's geometry and attribution was edited to reflect the extent and classification of the observed land use. The edited dataset was then provided to field teams for on-ground verification. The teams visited as many features as possible, observed the land use and carried out further editing where required. The Adelaide metropolitan area has been excluded from mapping. This dataset will be updated when any new land use mapping is undertaken in a part of SA.
CompletenessState-wide coverage is complete, however Metropolitan Adelaide has not been mapped.
Positional AccuracyBased primarily on aerial imagery and field observations. ±10 m.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired27-AUG-2014
Last Updated20/10/2017
Update FrequencyNot Known
Maintenance MethodUpdate as required from DEWNR.
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_coden IntegerNumerical ALUM V8 Classification land use code
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_code CharacterALUM V8 Classification land use code (tertiary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_description CharacterALUM V8 Classification description of land use (tertiary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_code_sec CharacterALUM V8 Classification land use code (secondary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_description_sec CharacterALUM V8 Classification description of land use (secondary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_code_pri IntegerALUM V8 Classification land use code (primary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLu_description_pri CharacterALUM V8 Classification description of land use (primary level)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMCommod_code CharacterAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) commodity code
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMCommod_code_2 CharacterSecond ABS commodity code (if more than one commodity observed)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMCommod_desc CharacterABS commodity description
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMCommod_desc2 CharacterSecond ABS commodity description (if more than one commodity observed)
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMComments CharacterComments on land use
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMSource_scale CharacterScale of source data
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMSource_date DateDate of spatial feature (e.g. air photo date, field mapping date, ancillary data date). Note that this information has not been captured for 2008 data
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMSource_data CharacterSource data (e.g. field mapping, local knowledge, ancillary dataset, air photo, imagery
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMConfidence IntegerConfidence in classification of attribute. 0=Not recorded. 1=Very confident. 2=Confident. 3=Reasonably confident. 4=Not very confident
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMLuc_date DateDate of land use code. Note that this information has not been captured for 2008 data
LANDSCAPE.LandUse_ALUMProject CharacterName of land use survey

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Science Monitoring and Knowledge
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047