LUC Surveys

The New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI) projects of the 1970s and 1980s mapped LUC regionally.

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.

Mapping: inventory and assessment
Mapping editions


Lynn IH, Manderson AK, Page MJ, Harmsworth GR, Eyles GO, Douglas GB, Mackay AD, Newsome PJF 2009. Land Use Capability survey handbook – a New Zealand handbook for the classification of land. 3rd edition. AgResearch Hamilton; Manaaki Whenua Lincoln; GNS Science Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Newsome P.F.J. 1992. New Zealand Land Resource Inventory Arc/lnfo Data Manual Edition 1. DSIR Land Resources Technical Record 81

NWASCO 1975-79: "New Zealand Land Resource Inventory Survey", 1:63,360. National Water and Soil Conservation Organisation, Wellington, New Zealand.