ALOS-PRISM Digital Elevation Model

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13 Oct 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 13 Oct 2011.

The PRISM instrument is carried on the Japanese ALOS satellite and has three sensors that provide forward, nadir, and aft-looking views of the terrain. The forward and aft views can be combined to give stereo coverage with approximately a one-to-one base-to-height ratio, which is almost ideal for generating terrain information. The nominal spatial resolution of the ALOS-PRISM imagery is 2.5m in the forward, nadir and aft directions.

Stereo imagery has been acquired of a region in Wanganui/Manawatu area of the North Island of New Zealand. This area is currently being studied for automated soil mapping, using a variety of technologies.

This DEM represents a draft version to demonstrate progress on DEM generation from PRISM. Further developments in processing, calibration and validation are required before production of acceptable DEMs is possible.

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Layer ID 48124
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
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Threatened Environments Classification 2012

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand

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You must attribute the creator in your own works.

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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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LENZ - Induration (Soil Hardness)

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13 Oct 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 13 Oct 2011.

Induration data layer used in the creation of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ) classification. The classification layers have been made publicly available by the Ministry for the Environment (see data.mfe.govt.nz/layers/?q=LENZ for to access these layers).

Induration is a measure of how hard the soil is and is quantified by how much force is needed to break the soil. The data defines the induration based on the soil information (from the NZLRI) and the mapped parent material. This induration data layer is differentiated into five classes, Non-indurated (Class 1), Very weakly indurated (2), Weakly indurated (3), Strongly indurated (4), Very strongly (5). The class defined as "0" signifies areas where there are no soil attributes recorded (i.e. high peaks of the Southern Alps). Additional details such as discussion about the accuracy and reliability of the LENZ soil layers and the technical definitions of the categories in this layer are defined in the attached LENZ Technical Guide.

Layer ID 48084
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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FSL North Island (all attributes)

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18 Oct 2011

This dataset was last updated on LRIS Portal on 18 Oct 2011.

The New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layer originates from a relational join of features from two databases: the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI), and the National Soils Database (NSD). The NZLRI is a national polygon database of physical land resource information, including a soil unit. Soil is one in an inventory of five physical factors (including rock, slope, erosion, and vegetation) delineated by physiographic polygons at approximately 1:50,000 scale. The NSD is a point database of soil physical, chemical, and mineralological characteristics for over 1500 soil profiles nationally. A relational join between the NZLRI dominant soil and derivative tables from the NSD was the means by which 14 important soil attributes were attached to the NZLRI polygons. Some if these attributes originate from exact matches with NSD records, while others derive from matches to similar soils or professional estimates.

Layer ID 48136
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 60850
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NZLRI Erosion Type and Severity

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07 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 07 May 2010.

The NZLRI is a spatial database containing about 100,000 polygons (map units), each of which describes a parcel of land in terms of five characteristics or attributes (rock, soil, slope, erosion, vegetation). This layer represents a GIS dissolve on the erosion attribute of the NZLRI.

Layer ID 48054
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 60010
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NZEEM (Erosion Rates) North Island

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13 Oct 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 13 Oct 2011.

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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NZLRI Slope

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24 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 24 May 2010.

The NZLRI is a spatial database containing about 100,000 polygons (map units), each of which describes a parcel of land in terms of five characteristics or attributes (rock, soil, slope, erosion, vegetation). This layer represents a GIS dissolve on the slope attribute of the NZLRI.

Layer ID 48064
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 70640
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Vegetative Cover Map of New Zealand

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21 May 2015

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 21 May 2015.

The 1:1,000,000 scale Vegetative Cover Map of New Zealand is the first vegetation survey which can be applied nationally for planning, research, and education. It optimises the cartographic potential of the vegetation information available in the early 1980s and provides a historical record which will aid in future analyses of vegetative cover and land utilisation. The map classification recognises 47 Vegetative Cover Classes identified by alphanumeric code and 17 Vegetative Cover Elements identified (only on the printed map) by symbols and patterns. The map is published as two sheets 730mm x 880mm covering the three principal islands of New Zealand and all offshore islands within 100km of the coast. The map was accompanied by a 153 page, illustrated, book which discusses New Zealand's vegetation and describes the 47 classes.

The book to accompany this dataset is available as an epub from:
mebooks.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&prod... .

Layer ID 48420
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 7425
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LENZ - Winter solar radiation

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13 Oct 2011

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 13 Oct 2011.

Winter solar radiation data layer used in the creation of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ) classification. The classification layers have been made publicly available by the Ministry for the Environment (see data.mfe.govt.nz/layers/?q=LENZ for to access these layers).

Winter solar radiation reaches a minimum in June, the month when the sun is lowest in the sky and day lengths are at their shortest, hence the layer is the monthly average solar radiation layer calculated for the month of June. Estimates of winter solar radiation across New Zealand were derived from a surface fitted to monthly solar radiation estimates for 98 sites as described for mean annual solar radiation.

Data describing monthly humidity was used as a surrogate measure of cloudiness to improve the fit of the surface to the underlying data. This also increases the local accuracy of the surface predictions, as the number of meteorological stations used to fit the humidity surface is more than three times greater than the number of sites used to fit the solar radiation surface. For more details on the creation of these layers see the mean annual solar radiation layer.

The units for this layer are in MJ/m2/day, higher values signify areas that have higher levels of solar radiation. This layer has been multiplied by a factor of 10 (i.e. converted into an integer grid) to save space and make the grids more responsive. A value of 53 is actually 5.3 MJ/m2/day.

Additional details such as the climate station locations used in the creation of the layer and error maps are defined in the attached LENZ Technical Guide.

Layer ID 48096
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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The dataset contains polygons of soils of part Raglan County mapped at 1:63360. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soil are included.

Layer ID 48153
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 1421
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