Land units of Glenelg Hopkins region of Victoria

This dataset is the primary data output from the Glenelg Hopkins land resource assessment project undertaken in 1999-2001. It contains soil and land information at a scale of 1:100 000 for all land in the south western corner of Victoria. The study also includes generic soil erosion risk assessments and agricultural capability, although these are mapped in separate datasets.

At the map scale of this dataset soil-landform units are not homogeneous. For each defined soil-landform unit, the number and proportion of landforms and soil types will vary. A dominant soil type has been identified within each unit and soil property attributes provided by 'representative' sites.

Importantly it should be noted that soil attributes (for example texture, sodicity, pH) are expected to vary between acquired soil sites. As the variability of soil attributes within a map unit is difficult to predict, it is important to note that representative soils should be used as a guide only.

The study report describing the project methodology and dataset attributes is available from the Victorian Resources Online website (

DOI 10.4226/92/58e717be5073e

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Published (Metadata Record) 28/12/2022
Last updated 15/06/2023
Organisation Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
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