NT 2008 Land Use Mapping Program (LUMP)
This polygon spatial dataset provides information on the land use boundaries for the Northern Territory. This dataset was created from several other datasets and expert knowledge. It is the first Territory-wide land use dataset based upon the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification (version 6).
Mapping was carried out in accordance with "Land Use Mapping at Catchment Scale: Principles, Procedures and Definitions (Edition 3)" (BRS, 2006). Land use boundaries were created from local knowledge, aerial photographs, satellite imagery, ancillary datasets and fieldwork. The Northern Territory was mapped at three different scales, depending upon the intensity of land use and the resolution needed by likely clients of this dataset. The Peri-urban Intensive Agricultural and Urban Zones around Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs were mapped at 1:25,000; the Northern Agricultural Zone mostly comprising the Katherine-Daly Region was mapped at 1:100,000; whilst the Pastoral Zone and the remainder of the Northern Territory was mapped at a scale of 1:250,000. For mapping of the Peri-urban Intensive Agricultural Zone 2 additional land use code fields (Luc_2 and Luc_3) were used to record multiple land uses and attributed using ALUMC Version 6. A proportional value of the areal extent for each land use is included in a separate field. Significant natural and man-made water bodies (lakes and reservoirs) greater than the minimum mapping unit (5625m2) from the AUSLIG Geodata Topo-250K Series 3 were incorporated.