NSW Urban Heat Island to Modified Mesh Block 2016

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) dataset measures the effects of urbanisation on land surface temperatures across Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area for the Summer of 2015-2016.
UHI shows the variation of temperature to a non-urban vegetated reference, such as heavily wooded areas or national parks around Sydney.
Derived from the analysis of thermal and infrared data from Landsat satellite, the dataset has been combined with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Mesh Block polygon dataset to provide a mean UHI temperature that enables multi-scale spatial analysis of the relationship of heat to green cover.

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Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Edition 1
Purpose urban environmental planning, green infrastructure
Update Frequency Not planned
OEH Service Sustainable Land Use and Development
Field of Research (optional) Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified,Urban Policy,Urban Design
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area, Greater Sydney Region
Geospatial Coverage

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2015-01-10 - 2016-04-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Landing page https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/opendata/dataset/nsw-urban-heat-island-to-modified-mesh-block-2016
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2019"