This package contains a set of tools, utilities and stylesheets for working with the Geoscience Australia National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset.
Using the Scripts
You can run the scripts individually as described in the sections below, or just as,
To run through all the steps provided by these script you will need,
gdal-bin, libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl, unzip
Downloading the Dataset
You can download the Reference documents and final 34 DLC classes landcover TIFF using,
If you want the TIFF's showing trends from 2000-2008 as well (adds ~1.5GB) you will need specify the first program argument as 5 (because you want to download the first 5 files from GA catalogue number 71071.
To unzip these downloads run,
Next to reproject the TIFF to web mercator use,
Then finally to generate the QGIS and Mapnik stylesheets (only the RasterColorizer stop elements) run,
Loading into QGIS
To use this stylesheet in QGIS, select the properties of the tiff layer you have just opened.
Then under style use
Band 1 and
Colormap. Then under the
Colormap tab, choose "Load color map from file" and select stylesheet/qgis.txt.
Previewing the Mapnik Style
There are many ways to use the Mapnik stylesheet. If you just want to preview it locally then
liteserv may be your best option.
There is a live preview of this stylesheet.