The Land Use and Management Information System (LUMIS) is currently being developed as part of a cooperative effort between Federal and State bodies. The framework aims to provide nationally consistent information at a scale relevant to the user needs. A key consideration is the linkage of land management practices with land use.
The development of LUMIS will provide multiple benefits including:
- baseline maps of the distribution of key management practice categories
- data to support improved understanding of impacts on soil, water, vegetation and animals
- temporal and spatial information to improve reporting on management practices
- fundamental data on investment impact
LUMIS is a hierarchical system that moves from the objective of management at the highest level through to generalised practices and then specific actions. An example is given for the action of liming to maintain or improve soil condition.
The hierarchical structure of the LUMIS categorisation