Tukituki LUC Summary

The New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (NZLRI) is a national database of physical land resource information. It comprises two sets of data compiled using stereo aerial photography, published and unpublished reference material, and extensive field work:

  1. An inventory of five physical factors (rock type, soil, slope, present type and severity of erosion, and vegetation). A 'homogeneous unit area' approach is used to record the five physical factors simultaneously to a level of detail appropriate for presentation at a scale of 1:50,000.

  2. A Land Use Capability (LUC) rating of the ability of each polygon to sustain agricultural production, based on an assessment of the inventory factors above, climate, the effects of past land use, and the potential for erosion. The NZLRI covers the country in 11 regions, each with a separate LUC classification.

The first edition NZLRI provides national coverage from mapping between 1973 and 1979 at a scale of 1:63,360. A limited revision regional upgrade of the north Waikato area was completed at a scale of 1:63,360 in 1983. Second edition NZLRI regional upgrades at a scale of 1:50,000 have been completed for Northland, Wellington, Marlborough and Gisborne-East Cape. Third edition NZLRI layers contained a restructured polygon attribute table to allow the core NZLRI to complement the newly created fundamental soil layers with minimal duplication.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Theme ["geospatial"]
Author Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Maintainer Hellen Munro
Maintainer Email Hellen Munro
Source http://opendata-hbrc.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/d17828a97d4748109332454809da8b3d_10
Created 2017-10-03T21:19:04.000Z
Date modified 2017-10-05T01:56:49.000Z
Language English
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Source Identifier http://opendata-hbrc.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/d17828a97d4748109332454809da8b3d_10
Record created November 8, 2017, Last Updated January 22, 2019