LUC at local scale
Using Land Resource Inventory and Land Use Capability surveys at local level to achieve sustainable land development and management on farms.
Land Resource Inventory (LRI) and Land Use Capability (LUC) surveys at local level are undertaken predominantly for ‘farm planning’, where LRI and LUC form the basis of developing a programme for improved resource use and management.
Other increasingly common applications include nutrient budgeting and farm development projects.
Land Use Capability Survey Handbook (3rd Edition)
The handbook introduces the reader to the contemporary methods and standards of the LUC system.
An interactive, free, online service providing access to some of Manaaki Whenua´s considerable holdings of environmental data including the LUC classification.
New Zealand Land Resource Information System (LRIS) portal
A repository of authoritative NZ science datasets and information, the LRIS Portal provides land and soil data for mapping, querying and spatial analysis.
Land Cover Database (LCDB) v5.0
LCDB is suitable for use in national and regional environment monitoring, forest and shrubland inventory, biodiversity assessment, trend analysis and infrastructure planning.
The digital soil map for Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore interactive maps, view and download a variety of soil factsheets, identify and compare soil siblings.
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.