Land use

"The purpose to which the land cover is committed. Some land uses, such as agriculture, have a characteristic land cover pattern. These usually appear in land cover classifications. Other land uses, such as nature conservation, are not readily discriminated by a characteristic land cover pattern. For example, where the land cover is woodland, the land use may be timber production, grazing or nature conservation." (Australian Government, 2019) 


Australian Government. 'Definitions', in Land Management, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Accessed March 3, 2019. Available at:

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