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LCDB v4.1 Version Trace, Mainland New Zealand

  • Added 16 Jul 2015
  • Updated 16 Jun 2020

This data set (LCDB v4.1 Version Trace) allows users to track changes back to the previous version (v4.0), and to reconcile derived quantities, such as the total area of a class in a region, to those derived from the earlier LCDB version. Additionally the authority (and date) for mapping the change is recorded in this database where such a change has been manually mapped.

DO NOT use this dataset to assess real vegetation change over time. Rather use the latest available LCDB version which will contain vegetation cover for all timesteps. This Version Trace dataset is only provided to help reconcile with an analysis done on an earlier version of the LCDB.

Similar datasets were provided to trace LCDB2 ==> LCDB v3.0, LCDB v3.0 ==> LCDB v3.3, and LCDB v3.3 ==> LCDB v4.0. Note however, we previously called the dataset "Change" rather than "Version Trace", e.g. "LCDB v4.0 Change".


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TagsMangrove, High producing exotic grassland, Urban parkland/open space, Environment, Downloadable Data, Forest, agriculture, Depleted grassland, Alpine Grass/Herbfield, River, Herbaceous freshwater vegetation, 1996/97, Permanent snow and ice, Vegetation, 2012, Built-up Area (settlement), Deciduous hardwoods, 2001/02, Gorse and/or broom, Matagouri or grey scrub, Forest - harvested, Low Producing Grassland, Herbaceous saline vegetation, Indigenous forest, 2008/09, Broadleaved indigenous hardwoods, Exotic forest, Lake or pond, New Zealand, Landslide, Mixed exotic shrubland, Orchard Vineyard & Other Perennial Crops, Sub alpine shrubland, Short-rotation Cropland, Peat Shrubland, 1996, Land Cover, Manuka and/or Kanuka, Flaxland, Estuarine open water, Transport infrastructure, Gravel and rock, Surface mines and dumps, 2001, Wetland, 2012/13, Tall tussock grassland, Fernland, Sand and gravel, 2008, Dune Shrubland, land use
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 48429
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 56285
Attributes WET_CONTEX, v41_1996, v41_2001, v41_2008, v41_2012, Onshore, EditDate, v40_1996, v40_2001, v40_2008, v40_2012, Authority, NoTemporal, Temporal
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added16 Jul 2015
Revisions 5 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on July 16, 2015 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 13 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.
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