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Land cover, 1996–2012

  • Added 16 Apr 2018
  • Updated 18 Apr 2018

Land cover describes the extent of vegetation, water bodies, built environments, and bare natural surfaces (eg gravel and rock) across New Zealand. Measuring the composition of and changes in land cover can help us understand the pressures that different land uses are placing on the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems.

This measure reports on land cover by class, regional council area, and year.

For more information on the Landcover Database please refer to:


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TagsOur Land 2018
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Table ID 95348
Data type Table
Row count 3316
Columns Class_type, Class_name, Geography, Year, Area_ha, Area_as_percent
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