New mapping project to detail all NT land use

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Land Resource Management unit (LRM) is working to develop new maps that will detail the use of each plot of land in the Northern Territory.

Working in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) and NT Farmers, the project will enable users to see how much land—and which areas—are devoted to horticulture, urban areas, Indigenous uses, animal industries, and more.

Collaborator NT Farmers can add details such as which crops are irrigated, or which variety of mango is being produced on any given plot.

The nationwide project is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and is due for completion in June 2017.

Land use change in the Darwin region, 2008–2015. Red lines show horticultural land use expansion
Land use change in the Darwin region, 2008–2015. Red lines show horticultural land use expansion