Statewide Monitoring Programs
The department’s Remote Sensing Centre provides maps of both land use and land cover. Land use describes what the land is used for; for example: grazing, irrigated cropping, mining, residential or conservation. Land cover describes the physical surface of the earth; for example: forest, pasture, water or urban.
The Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) provides spatial data on land cover, including annual change to the extent of Queensland’s forests and woodlands.
The Queensland Land Use Mapping Program (QLUMP) provides spatial data on land use. It is part of an Australia-wide program that promotes nationally consistent land use information.
Last updated 16 May 2012