Queensland Land Use Mapping Program
The Queensland Land Use Mapping Program (QLUMP) is undertaken by staff of the Science Delivery Division of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts at the Ecosciences Precinct in Brisbane and in eight regional offices within the Department of Natural Resources and Mines throughout Queensland. QLUMP is part of the Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Program (ACLUMP) coordinated by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). ACLUMP promotes nationally consistent land use information.
QLUMP maps and assesses patterns of land use and land use change across the State in accordance with the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) classification (PDF)*. The datasets are used by government, the private sector, research agencies and community groups for natural resource assessment, monitoring and planning. An example of land use data is shown below:
Great Barrier Reef catchments
QLUMP has compiled updated land use mapping for the year 2009 in the catchments adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)—stretching from the Wet Tropics in the north to the Burnett–Mary in the south. This mapping covers the Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay–Whitsunday, Fitzroy and Burnett–Mary Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions. It was made possible with the support of the Queensland Government’s Reef Protection Program.
A report on land use in these NRM regions as well as an overall summary is available for download.
Land use summary 1999-2009: GBR catchments (PDF, 768K)*
Land use summary 1999-2009: Burdekin NRM region (PDF, 602K)*
Land use summary 1999-2009: Burnett-Mary NRM region (PDF, 858K)*
Land use summary 1999-2009: Fitzroy NRM region (PDF, 737K)*
Land use summary 1999-2009: Wet Tropics NRM region (PDF, 693K)*
The reports cover:
- the revised 1999 land use dataset which includes improvements and corrections to the original 1999 dataset
- the 2009 land use dataset
- the land use change dataset from 1999–2009
- summary statistics derived from the above spatial datasets
- the results of the accuracy assessment of the 2009 land use dataset.
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Last updated 24 August 2012