New Zealand Potential Vegetation (Grid version)

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127
Added
16 Feb 2012

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 16 Feb 2012.

New Zealand's potential forest composition was predicted from regressions relating the distributions of major canopy tree species to environment. Environmental variables, chosen for their correspondence to major tree physiological processes, included annual and seasonal temperature and solar radiation, soil and atmospheric water deficit, soil leaching, slope, and soil parent material and drainage. Environmental values were estimaged both for a large set of irregularly distributed plots describing forest composition, and points on a 1-km grid across New Zealand. Regressions were fitted to the ploy data species by species, with those for the four Nothofagus species also including terms to correct for the effects of their geographic disjunctions. Predictions of species abundance were then made for the grid data set, and the resulting matrix was classified to derive groups of similar composition. This data is expected to provide a context for both the assessment of the biodiversity value of surviving forest remnants and for the subsequent management and/or restoration of these sites.

Layer ID 48279
Data type Grid
Resolution 100.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Basic Ecosystems

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

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1522
146
Added
01 May 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 01 May 2018.

This layer was derived from three existing data layers: the Land Cover Database 2 (LCDB2) (MfE 2002); the Land Use Map (LUM) from the Land Use Carbon Analysis System (MfE 2008; Dymond et al. 2012); and EcoSat Forests (Shepherd et al. 2002). Indigenous forest classes from EcoSat Forests were combined with classes from LCDB2 to form basic ecosystems classes. Where indigenous forest was mapped by LCDB2, the type of forest was determined from the EcoSat Forests layer. The eight forest types of EcoSat Forests were reduced to three basic types: beech forest; podocarp-broadleaved forest; and mixed beech and podocarp-broadleaved forest. To produce a recent 2008 layer the LUM was used to update indigenous and exotic forest changes since 2002. The mapping was performed using 15 m pixels, which is equivalent to a mapping scale of approximately 1:50 000.

Layer ID 95415
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 25.000m
Services Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Basic ecosystem legend (JPG)

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Added
05 Dec 2018

This item was first added to LRIS Portal on 05 Dec 2018

Jpeg image illustrating values and colours for Basic Ecosystem legend.

Document ID21842
File namebasic-ecosystem-legend-jpg.jpg
TypeJPG
Size69.9 KB

EcoSat Forests (North Island)

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72
Added
07 Oct 2014

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 Oct 2014.

Map of indigenous forest classes in New Zealand (podocarp, broadleaved, beech, podocarp-broadleaved, beech-broadleaved, podocarp-broadleaved-beech, kauri, coastal, subalpine scrub).

Layer ID 48415
Data type Multi-attribute Grid
Resolution 15.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

EcoSat Forest (South Island)

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40
Added
08 Oct 2014

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 08 Oct 2014.

Map of indigenous forest classes in New Zealand (podocarp, broadleaved, beech, podocarp-broadleaved, beech-broadleaved, podocarp-broadleaved-beech, kauri, coastal, subalpine scrub).

Layer ID 48416
Data type Multi-attribute Grid
Resolution 15.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Gorse Density 2013

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1
Added
19 Jun 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 19 Jun 2018.

Gorse density has been classified within 4 ha (200 x 200 m) tiles as either absent (transparent), low density (< 1 plant/ha = yellow), moderate density (<10 plants/ha = orange) or high density (>10 plants/ha = red). Tiles overlap because classification was carried out on individual photos prior to mosaicking. The highest density takes precedence when tiles overlap.

Layer ID 95518
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 7475
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Broom Density 2016

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5
Added
19 Jun 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 19 Jun 2018.

Broom density has been classified within 4 ha (200 x 200 m) tiles as either absent (transparent), low density (< 1 plant/ha = yellow), moderate density (<10 plants/ha = orange) or high density (>10 plants/ha = red).

Layer ID 95527
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 5936
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Broom Density 2012

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0
Added
19 Jun 2018

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 19 Jun 2018.

Broom density has been classified within 4 ha (200 x 200 m) tiles as either absent (transparent), low density (< 1 plant/ha = yellow), moderate density (<10 plants/ha = orange) or high density (>10 plants/ha = red).

Layer ID 95528
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 5936
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)

Desert Road Gorse (Ulex europaeus) 2013

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5
Updated
30 Mar 2016

This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 30 Mar 2016.

This raw aerial photography covers 23,000 ha of the Desert Road stretch of SH 1 running through the Central Plateau is provided to members of the Desert Rd Invasive Legume Control Group so that they can locate plants and prioritize areas where ground control is required. Gorse competes with native vegetation and can produce seed that remains viable in the soil for decades.

Estimated image resolution = 0.28 m

Layer ID 48449
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution Unknown

Desert Road Lupin (Lupinus arboreus) 2014

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1
Added
13 Apr 2016

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 13 Apr 2016.

This raw aerial photography covers 23,000 ha of the Desert Road stretch of SH 1 running through the Central Plateau is provided to members of the Desert Rd Invasive Legume Control Group so that they can locate plants and prioritize areas where ground control is required. Lupin spreads rapidly and competes with native vegetation.

Estimated image resolution = 0.28 m

Layer ID 48452
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution Unknown
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