Welcome to the Land Resources Portal
Kia ora and welcome to Manaaki Whenua's Land Resources Portal.
The purpose of this website is to support practitioners in the Land Use Capability (LUC) space by providing comprehensive information about the Land Use Capability Classification System and its use in New Zealand
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Land Resource Information System (LRIS) portal
An online geospatial data repository that holds over 200 different land resource data layers for mapping, querying, and spatial analysis.
An interactive, free, online service providing access to environmental data including the Land Use Capability (LUC) classification.
A spatial LUC layer for viewing and download
Land Use Capability 2021
The latest update (Edition 3) includes a new National Land Use Capability legend correlated for all regions across New Zealand. Attributes include original LUC units codes and unit descriptions so that users more familiar with original regional codes and North Island correlations can track the pedigree of units from old to new codes and descriptions.
National LUC legend
A national correlation of LUC units across the entire country incorporating the 2nd edition coverage.
A New Zealand handbook of land classification
Land Use Capability Survey Handbook (3rd Edition)
An introduction to LUC
This page summarises the key components of the Land Use Capability classification system.