Publication date: 19 March 2019
This dataset is the second national compilation of catchment scale commodity data for Australia (CLUMC), current as at December 2018. It replaces the Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia – Commodities – September 2017. It has been compiled from vector land use datasets collected as part of state and territory mapping programs through the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program (ACLUMP). It complements the Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia – Update December 2018 dataset. Agricultural commodities are assigned to the
Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification version 8 classes based on; perceived intervention to the landscape, growing conditions and management, the intended use of the commodity, consistency with national and international reporting frameworks and standards, industry guidelines and trade codes. A commodity may be applied to one or many land use classes.
Commodities data were produced as part of catchment scale land use mapping and primarily uses fine-scale satellite data and information collected in the field. Field validation was critical for mapping commodities. The date of mapping (2003 to 2018) and scale of mapping (1:5 000 to 1:250 000) vary, reflecting the source data, capture date and scale. It is important to note that the location of a commodity may change on an annual basis, depending on factors such as climate, markets or farming systems.
Jurisdictions captured commodity data (where possible) for those areas most recently mapped in the Catchment scale land use of Australia – Update December 2018 with a focus on horticultural and intensive animal industries. Other commodities which are tertiary classes of the ALUM classification (such as sugar cane, cotton, rice, olives and grapes) have been mapped by jurisdictions for some time and are included in this dataset.
The following areas have been updated since the September 2017 version: Burdekin natural resource management (NRM) region in Queensland; the state of New South Wales; the state of Victoria; and the state of Western Australia.
Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Commodities - Update December 2018 - package (ESRI shapefile) - ZIP [187 MB]
Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Commodities - Update December 2018 - metadata (MS Word) - MS Word [852 KB]
Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Commodities - Update December 2018 - metadata (PDF) - PDF [490 KB]
Description of contents of the data package (MS Word) - MS Word [45 KB]
Description of contents of the data package (PDF) - PDF [775 KB]
Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Commodities - Update December 2018 - Land use map showing broad commodity types (PDF) - PDF [3.3 MB]
Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Commodities - Update December 2018 - Map Land use map showing data currency (PDF) - PDF [3.3 MB]