Threatened Environments Classification (2012)

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25 Mar 2015

This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 25 Mar 2015.

This layer comes from the Threatened Environment Classification (TEC) version 2012, which is a source of national scale background information on New Zealand's land environments. Specifically, it shows how much native (indigenous) vegetation remains within land environments, and how past vegetation loss and legal protection are distributed across New Zealand's landscape. The TEC uses indigenous vegetation as a surrogate for indigenous biodiversity. This includes indigenous ecosystems, habitats and communities: the indigenous species, subspecies and varieties that are supported by indigenous vegetation, and their genetic diversity. The TEC is most appropriately applied to help identify places that are priorities for formal protection against clearance and/or incompatible land-uses, and for ecological restoration to restore lost species, linkages and buffers. The TEC is a combination of three national databases: Land Environments New Zealand (LENZ), classes of the 4th Land Cover Database (LCDB4, based on 2012 satellite imagery) and the protected areas network (version 2012, reflecting areas legally protected for the purpose of natural heritage protection).

For more information see: Cieraad E, Walker S, Price R, Barringer J. 2015. An updated assessment of indigenous cover remaining and legal protection in New Zealand’s land environments. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39(2).

Layer ID 48288
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 815185
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Threatened Environments Classification 2012

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand

You may use this work for commercial purposes.

You must attribute the creator in your own works.

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Added
17 Feb 2012

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 17 Feb 2012.

This layer comes from the Threatened Environment Classification (TEC) version 2012, which is a source of national scale background information on New Zealand's land environments. Specifically, it shows how much native (indigenous) vegetation remains within land environments, and how past vegetation loss and legal protection are distributed across New Zealand's landscape. The TEC uses indigenous vegetation as a surrogate for indigenous biodiversity. This includes indigenous ecosystems, habitats and communities: the indigenous species, subspecies and varieties that are supported by indigenous vegetation, and their genetic diversity. The TEC is most appropriately applied to help identify places that are priorities for formal protection against clearance and/or incompatible land-uses, and for ecological restoration to restore lost species, linkages and buffers. The TEC is a combination of three national databases: Land Environments New Zealand (LENZ), classes of the 4th Land Cover Database (LCDB4, based on 2012 satellite imagery) and the protected areas network (version 2012, reflecting areas legally protected for the purpose of natural heritage protection).

For more information see: Cieraad E, Walker S, Price R, Barringer J. 2015. An updated assessment of indigenous cover remaining and legal protection in New Zealand’s land environments. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39(2) - downloadable from newzealandecology.org/nzje/3235.pdf .

A users guide is available at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/maps-satellit...

NOTE: If you have previously downloaded TEC and want the 2012 update, you only need to download the attachment (look up table) and join to the original LENZ/TEC grid dataset as directed.

Layer ID 48282
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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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
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Christchurch 15m DEM

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand

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Added
25 Feb 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 25 Feb 2011.

Digital Elevation Model of Christchurch New Zealand - a 15 metre resolution, floating point precision, elevation grid generated from the LINZ 1:50,000 scale Topographic data layers (20m contours, spot heights, lake shorelines and coastline) using Landcare Research's in-house interpolation.

Layer ID 48186
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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Christchurch 15m DEM - Height Corrected

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Added
25 Feb 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 25 Feb 2011.

A 15 metre resolution, floating point precision, elevation grid generated from the LINZ 1:50,000 scale Topographic data layers (20m contours, spot heights, lake shorelines and coastline) using Landcare Research's in-house interpolation software.

This DEM was originally produced in New Zealand Map Grid (NZMG) projection with elevation in terms of the Infomap 260 chart datum (Mean High Water Spring).

It has been transformed so that the heights are floating point ellipsoidal heights with respect to the GRS80 ellipsoid; this is the standard ellipsoid for the NZTM projection.

Layer ID 48187
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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EcoSat Woody South Island

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Added
09 Jan 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 09 Jan 2011.

EcoSat woody is a basic landcover map of New Zealand from Landsat TM imagery at 15m resolution. Classes include water, bare ground, woody cover, herbaceous cover, and snow.

Reference: John R. Dymond, James D. Shepherd, The spatial distribution of indigenous forest and its composition in the Wellington region, New Zealand, from ETM+ satellite imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 90, Issue 1, 15 March 2004, Pages 116-125, ISSN 0034-4257, DOI.

Landsat TM imagery is courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey .

Layer ID 48184
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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EcoSat Woody North Island

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Added
09 Jan 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 09 Jan 2011.

EcoSat woody is a basic landcover map of New Zealand from Landsat TM imagery at 15m resolution. Classes include water, bare ground, woody cover, herbaceous cover, and snow.

Reference: John R. Dymond, James D. Shepherd, The spatial distribution of indigenous forest and its composition in the Wellington region, New Zealand, from ETM+ satellite imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 90, Issue 1, 15 March 2004, Pages 116-125, ISSN 0034-4257, DOI.

Landsat TM imagery is courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey .

Layer ID 48183
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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NZEEM (Erosion Rates) South Island

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Added
02 Dec 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 02 Dec 2010.

Mean annual erosion rates (tonnes of soil/km2/yr) in the South Island of New Zealand under current landcover generated from EcoSat Woody (2001-2003).

This layer is not available for download on LRIS. If you are interested in downloading that layer, please contact John Dymond.

Reference: John R. Dymond, Harley D. Betts, Christina S. Schierlitz, An erosion model for evaluating regional land-use scenarios, Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 25, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 289-298, ISSN 1364-8152, DOI.

Layer ID 48176
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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NZEEM (Erosion Rates) North Island

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Added
02 Dec 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 02 Dec 2010.

Mean annual erosion rates (tonnes of soil/km2/yr) in the North Island of New Zealand under current landcover generated from EcoSat Woody (2001-2003).

This layer is not available for download on LRIS. If you are interested in downloading that layer, please contact John Dymond.

Reference: John R. Dymond, Harley D. Betts, Christina S. Schierlitz, An erosion model for evaluating regional land-use scenarios, Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 25, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 289-298, ISSN 1364-8152, DOI.

Layer ID 48178
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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The dataset contains polygons of soils of part northern Matamata County mapped at 1:50 000. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soil are included.

Layer ID 48177
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 881
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