Metadata : Soil and Land Capability Assessment of the Lower Weaber and Keep River Plain, NT. Section 2: Lower Keep.
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Date Metadata Extracted:2023-03-23
Date Metadata Last Updated:2020-06-17
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Title: Soil and Land Capability Assessment of the Lower Weaber and Keep River Plain, NT. Section 2: Lower Keep.
Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
Department Survey Code (Land Units): KRP18_25
This spatial dataset provides polygon information delineating land unit boundaries at a scale of 1: 25,000. The investigation has assessed land based constraints and determined land capability outcomes for potential future agricultural development. The study area, Section 2, covers 168 km2 and is located in the north-west Ord-Victoria River region of the Northern Territory within the Spirit Hills pastoral lease.
The investigation has reinterpreted legacy soil data from Land Units of the Keep Plains, NT. (Aldrick and Moody 1977) with field work compiling limited vegetation and surface landscape information. A modification to the original land unit 1 split into 3 sub-units: 1-south, 1-central, and 1-north.
The original survey describes the land resource information over the Lower Keep area. Use the field LAND_UNIT in both surveys to join the datasets.
CAUTION: Field assessments conform to national standards and support mapping at a scale of 1:25 000. When assessing specific areas within the mapping it is recommended a site inspection is undertaken to establish unmapped variation and confirm mapping accuracy on the ground.
- North Bounding Coordinate:-15.2300821959999
- South Bounding Coordinate:-15.4880210179999
- East Bounding Coordinate:129.206531948
- West Bounding Coordinate:129.061987976
Character Set: Latin 1
Maintenance and Update Frequency:notPlanned
Data Currency Start Date:2019-09-27
Data Currency End Date:2020-06-05
Access Constraint:Download the spatial data package (contains spatial data, maps and reports) via data.nt.gov.au/
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Lineage:The investigation has reinterpreted legacy soil data only. Pre-existing mapping in the Lower Keep was re-examined with the aid of additional landscape observations, high-resolution digital aerial photography (2012), high resolution aerial imagery, DEM, geological and topographic data. As a consequence, the outcomes are of lower confidence and convey less certainty with regard to land capability outcomes.
Refer to original survey, Land Units of the Keep Plains, NT. (Department survey code KPLAIN_25)
Metadata record: www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771213106B6E040CD9B0F274EFE
Positional Accuracy:Refer to original survey KPLAIN_25. Land Units of the Keep Plains, NT.
Aldrick J.M. and Moody P.W. (1977)
Attribute Accuracy:KRP18_25 survey contains attributes relating to the land capability assessment. To review land resource details, refer to survey KPLAIN_25. Join the data using the land unit attribute.
The attribute information conforms to the Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook at time of capture. Attributes assigned according to the dominant feature. For example, where ten sites have been grouped to describe a particular map unit and two different soils described from these sites then the dominant soil is chosen.
The attribute naming format uses 10 characters with no spaces to be suitable for an ESRI shape-file format. An alias attribute name is applied to an ESRI file geo-database format
Each land unit has also been assessed for GENERAL LAND CAPABILITY, evaluating landscape characteristics that could influence the general use of the land. Descriptions for key characteristics considered important have been added to the land unit polygon, including slope, surface rock, soil depth, soil drainage, flooding, salinity and acid sulfate soils.
For detailed information about General Land Capability review Chapter 5 Land Evaluation in the accompanying report. (See Supplementary Information in this metadata record)
The attribute naming format uses 10 characters with no spaces to be suitable for an ESRI shape-file format. An alias attribute name is applied to an ESRI file geo-database format.
Logical Consistency:GIS editing tools were used to rectify all overshoots and undershoots in line work. Polygon topology rules applied are; must not overlap, must not have gaps and each polygon has only one label.
Name Organisation Position Role Phone Fax Data Requests Officer Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security Geospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department) distributor email@example.com
Attribute Attribute Description Possible Code Code Description 01. SURVEY_NME Alias: Survey Name
The name of the survey area or report to which the mapping refers
02. SURVEY_ID Alias: Survey Identifier
A department code that usually refers to the first five characters from the original survey site sheet.
03. LAND_UNIT The LAND_UNIT field is the land unit label from the spatial dataset (ie 9a2).
In this survey, the land unit is sourced from the original mapping KPLAIN_25.
Use this field to join the attributes to the original survey to get land resource details.
04. KRP_LUNIT KRP18_25 survey land unit.
The original KPLAIN_25 Land Unit 1 was split into 3 sub-units, South, Central and North. All other land units remain the same.
05 - 16. Land Evaluation criteria Landscape characteristics were evaluated that could influence the general use of the land. Descriptions for key characteristics considered important have been added to the land unit polygon, including slope, surface rock, soil depth, soil drainage, flooding, salinity and acid sulfate soils. For detailed information about General Land Capability review Chapter 5 Land Evaluation in the accompanying report. 17. LCAP_CLASS Alias: General land capability Class 1 to 4.
General land capability assessment evaluates key land unit characteristics to determine the broad capability of an area for sustainable development. The assessment identifies the major constraints likely to affect the success (or otherwise) of sustainable development in each land unit. Land capability assessment is not land use specific and does not consider land management practices or project specific requirements.
1 Land with negligible constraints. 2 Land with minor or moderate constraints. 2-3 Land with minor or moderate constraints; or land with severe constraints 3 Land with severe constraints. 4 Land with extreme constraints. 18. LCAP_DESC1 Alas: Land Capability Description 1.
General note relating to constraints.
19. LCAP_DESC2 Alas: Land Capability Description 2.
Note describes the land evaluation criteria used to assess the class.
Department Survey Code (Land Units): KRP18_25
Carnavas M and Burgess J (2019).
Agricultural Land Suitability Series - Report 16b.
Soil and Land Capability Assessment of the Lower Weaber and Keep River Plains, Northern Territory. Section 2: Lower Keep.
Technical Report 39/2019, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Darwin, Northern Territory.
- Download the report (PDF) via the Northern Territory Library; hdl.handle.net/10070/797534
- Download map products created for this survey; www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/mpds/get_file?file_id=5722
Aldrick J.M. and Moody P.W. (1977)
Report on the Soils of the Lower Weaber and Keep Plains, NT (1977)
Report Number LRD77019, Animal Industry and Agriculture Branch, Department of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
- Department survey code: (Land Units) KPLAIN_25
- Metadata record: www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771213106B6E040CD9B0F274EFE
- Download report: hdl.handle.net/10070/228193
Carnavas M, Burley P, Hempel J, and Burgess J (2019).
Agricultural Land Suitability Series - Report 16a.
Soil and Land Capability Assessment of the Lower Weaber and Keep River Plains, Northern Territory. Section 1: Lower Weaber and Upper Keep.
Technical Report 38/2019, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Darwin, Northern Territory.
- Department survey code: (Land units) WEA18_25
- Metadata record: www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=5CCCFBD9176A2D21E050CD9B2144301F
- Download report: hdl.handle.net/10070/306077
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