Land Systems of Victoria at 1:250 000

The land systems of Victoria, as described and delineated by Rowan in 1989, provide a statewide coverage of land types that are applicable to a wide range of land resource management and planning programs. These land systems sit within a geomorphological framework developed by Jenkin and Rowan.

This data set consolidates a broad range of land resource information drawn from an uneven base to provide a consistent, if limited, coverage of the lands of Victoria. The explicit links with the original sources of data have been retained.

The data set was developed from a range of studies of varying methodologies and intensities over some forty years. The reliability of the information varies across regions accordingly.

This edition (3) incorporates new survey material [Shires of West Wimmera, Lowan, West Towong and East Gippsland (east of Snowy River)] as well as changes in the nomenclature with the substitution of broad slope class with relative relief classes (eg. plains, hills, mountains). An addition factor (lithological age) was also added to the key. There is still a link with the Edition 2 version in the main Land Systems table.

More information on land system mapping can be found on Victorian Resources Online http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/landform_systems

DOI 10.4226/92/58e727e0dd1be

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Published (Metadata record) 30/09/2021
Last updated 30/09/2021
Organisation Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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