Land use information in Victoria
Without regular and consistent land use information it is very difficult to understand the productive and environmental landscape. Land use information is a critical spatial dataset required by land managers and policy makers in both production industries and environmental management areas. A single authoritative source of land use information across public and private land is needed to assess impacts on productivity or land health across fence lines, catchments and regions.
This project is relevant to the whole state of Victoria and is funded from July 2010 until June 2014.
- To provide a single authoritative land tenure, land use and land cover dataset (VLUIS) to government, industry and the community to support improved land management and land use planning by 2014
- To develop an efficient, repeatable and consistent method to create a Victorian land use information product
- To create a time series of land information products from 2006 to 2013
How will this research contribute to productivity?
The research outcomes will provide a fundamental base dataset for identifying current productivity, differences and risks by allowing;
- identification of industry types and locations in state;
- comparison between regions in the same industry; and
- industry focused work to quantify total areas.
Publications and reports
Morse-McNabb, E. M. (2009). The Victorian Land Use Information System. Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference. Adelaide: 1073-1082.
Morse-McNabb, E. M. (2011). The Victorian Land Use Information System(VLUIS): A new method for creating land use data for Victoria, Australia. Spatial Sciences & Surveying Biennial Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
Morse-McNabb, E. M. (2013). Time series analysis of MODIS EVI data for regular land cover mapping in Victoria, Australia. IGARSS. Melbourne.
Morse-McNabb, E. M., K. Sheffield, R. Clark, S. Robson and H. Lewis (2012). Calibration and validation of state wide land cover mapping. Geospatial Science Research_2. RMIT Geospatial Sciences. Melbourne.
Senior Research Scientist – Remote Sensing