Tools providing LUC information
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.
Other land-related tools
The digital soil map for Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore interactive maps, view and download a variety of soil factsheets, identify and compare soil siblings.
Land Cover Database (LCDB) v5.0
New Zealand Land Cover Database, a multi-temporal, thematic classification of land cover.
National Soil Data Repository (NSDR)
NSDR stores soil descriptions and associated analytical results from across New Zealand.
This portal provides access to the wealth of New Zealand soil information available through Manaaki Whenua and other organisations.
As part of the National Science Challenge 'Our Land and Water' a Resource Finder has been set up. This allows you to search for journal articles, technical reports, presentations, videos, guidance docs, infographics, maps and models produced as part of the challenge.
This was done for a variety of reasons relating to size and experience of the mapping teams, logistics of the mapping approach, and the contractual setting.
Five key physical soil and land resource factors that drive land use capability were mapped.
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