The Dynamic Land Cover Dataset of Australia is the first nationally consistent and thematically comprehensive land cover reference for Australia. It is the result of a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences, and provides a base-line for identifying and reporting on change and trends in vegetation cover and extent. The dataset comprises digital files of the land cover classification, three trend datasets showing the change in behaviour of land cover across Australia for the period 2000 to 2008.


Citation and attribution: Lymburner L., Tan P., Mueller N., Thackway R., Lewis A., Thankappan M., Randall L., Islam A., and Senarath U., (2010), 250 metre Dynamic Land Cover Dataset (1st Edition), Geoscience Australia, Canberra.


Licence: CC-BY Attribution 3.0


Full description: Complete information on the creation of this product can be found in the documents available from the Geoscience Australia website

Includes: 4 variables at 1 resolution

  • Trend in annual maximum Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • Trend in annual minimum Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • Trend in annual mean Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)
  • Dynamic land cover classification

  • 9 arcmin