Land Use Mapping Technical Specifications
Technical information to support land use mapping in Australia has been developed by Australian and state government members of the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program (ACLUMP).
Land use mapping procedures are outlined in Guidelines for Land Use Mapping in Australia: Principles, Procedures and Definitions. This handbook has been produced on behalf ACLUMP with its most recent edition released in April 2011. It is the primary reference for the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) Classification and outlines procedures and specifications for national scale and catchment scale land use mapping in Australia. The fourth edition of this handbook is the primary reference for Version 7 of the ALUM Classification.
Recommended specifications for land use datasets provide for attribution of the prime land use (represented by the ALUM code), multiple land use, and source information (scale, date, and reliability). Specifications also address data formatting, spatial referencing, data resolution, spatial precision and attribute accuracy. An overall attribute accuracy of greater than 80% is the benchmark standard.