Land Cover Database - LCDB v3.0 Change

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2449
131
Added
19 Jul 2012

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 19 Jul 2012.

This data set is a mask of the temporal and non temporal changes made between land cover database v3.0 and the previous version (land cover database-2). The non-temporal changes include errors in the earlier mappings, step artefact removal, and coastline adjustments. Note: the non-temporal attribute is named "NoTemporal" due to a character length limitation.

An “authority” attribute is also available in this layer indicating the source of the change for both non-temporal and temporal changes mapped. The Authority attribute indicates who identified the change, where;

1 = Landcare Research.
2 = Regional Council or Territorial Authority.
3 = Department of Conservation.

This layer was produced with a map tolerance of 10cm.

Funding is from the Ministry for Science and Innovation under contract CO9X1101, which was contributed to by the Ministry for the Environment. The Department of Conservation and individual regional councils and territorial authorities have made significant in kind contributions by checking the draft mapping for their areas of interest.

Layer ID 48308
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 1313868
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The dataset contains polygons of soils of part Wanganui County mapped at 1:63360. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soils are included.

Layer ID 48162
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 626
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The dataset contains polygons of soils of King Country mapped at 1:63360. The attributes contain the soil series and the soil classification. No analytical properties of the soils are included.

Layer ID 48139
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 2627
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FSL Phosphate Retention

2057
147
Added
07 Jun 2010

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

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 mineralogical 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. This layer contains phosphate retention attributes. Phosphate retention (P retention) is estimated as weighted averages for the upper part of the soil profile from 0-0.2 m depth, and expressed as a percentage. The classes are described more fully in Blakemore et al. (1987) and Webb and Wilson (1995).

Layer ID 48111
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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LENZ - Soil age

2011
105
Added
28 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 28 May 2010.

Soil age 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).

This data layer is a classification of two broad soil age classes based on their membership in the New Zealand Soil Classification. This layer describes soil age using morphological features associated with soil development rather than criteria based on chronological ages. As a consequence, soils classified as recent in dry cool environment may be much older than recent soils from warm, wet environments. Only two classes of soil age, Younger (1) and Older (2). 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 48088
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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Threatened Environments Classification (2012)

1888
192
Updated
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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FSL Depth to Slowly Permeable Horizon

1946
128
Added
07 Jun 2010

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

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 mineralogical 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. This layer contains depth to slowly permeable horizon attributes. Depth to a slowly permeable horizon describes the minimum and maximum depths (in metres) to a horizon in which the permeability is less than 4mm/hr as measured by techniques outlined in Griffiths (1985). If no slowly permeable horizon is observed, the taxon is allocated to Class 6 and a null value with numeric code -.99 is entered into the data fields. These classes, described more fully in Webb and Wilson (1995).

Layer ID 48108
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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LENZ - Acid soluble phosphorous

1919
120
Added
27 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 27 May 2010.

Acid soluble phosphorous 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).

This data layer is a measure of how much acid soluble phosphorous is held within the soil. The data defines the level of acid soluble phosphorous based on the soil information (from the NZLRI) and the mapped parent material. This acid soluble phosphorous data layer is differentiated into five classes, ranging from Very low (Class 1) through to Very high (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 48089
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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FSL soil carbon

1858
174
Added
28 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 28 May 2010.

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. This layer contains best available data as at 2000 for total carbon (organic matter content) which is estimated as weighted averages for the upper part of the soil profile from 0-0.2 m depth, and expressed as a percentage.

Layer ID 48098
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 107298
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LENZ - Exchangeable calcium

1890
111
Added
30 May 2010

This dataset was first added to LRIS Portal on 30 May 2010.

Exchangeable calcium 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).

This data layer is a measure of how much exchangeable calcium is held within the soil. The amount of exchangeable calcium defined in the data layer is derived by the soil information (from the NZLRI) and the mapped parent material. Four classes of exchangeable calcium, ranging from Low (1), through to Very High (4). 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 48087
Data type Grid
Resolution 25.000m
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