Kaelin, A.; Miller, J.; Rehan, B.; Sayers, P.; Stewart, E.; Houghton-Carr, H.; Hasan-Basri, B.

A land use map of Peninsular Malaysia for the year 2018 (25m grid)

Gridded land use map of Peninsular Malaysia with a resolution of approximate 25 meters for the year 2018. The map includes nine different classes: 1) non-paddy agriculture, 2) paddy fields, 3) rural residential, 4) urban residential, 5) commercial/institutional, 6) industrial/infrastructure, 7) roads, 8) urban and 9) others.

The land use map was created as part of the project “Malaysia - Flood Impact Across Scales”. The project is funded under the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund ‘Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia’ call. The grant was jointly awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the MYPAIR Scheme under the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia.

Publication date: 2021-04-15

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: GeoTIFF

You must cite: Kaelin, A.; Miller, J.; Rehan, B.; Sayers, P.; Stewart, E.; Houghton-Carr, H.; Hasan-Basri, B. (2021). A land use map of Peninsular Malaysia for the year 2018 (25m grid). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/36df244e-11c8-44bc-aa9b-79427123c42c

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-01-01    to    2018-12-31

Provenance & quality

The land use is based on detailed polygon land use data by state, obtained from PLANMalaysia (Department of Town and Country Planning, Malaysia). This polygon data was reclassified and rasterized. Gaps were infilled using the global CCI Land Cover map from the European Space Agency. Residential areas were split into rural and urban, as identified by the Global Human Settlement Urban Centre Database. Paddy fields were either derived from the detailed polygon land use data (where available) or located and vectorized by consulting rice cultivation maps. All analyses were completed in QGIS.

Correspondence/contact details

Kaelin, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Kaelin, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Miller, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rehan, B.
University Putra Malaysia, Civil engineering Department
Sayers, P.
Sayers and Partners
Stewart, E.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Houghton-Carr, H.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hasan-Basri, B.
Universiti Utara Malaysia, Department of Economics and Agribuisness

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Keywords
agriculture,  flood risk,  land use,  Malaysia,  paddy,  urban
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/S003177/1
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:28