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Basic Ecosystems

  • Added 01 May 2018
  • Updated 08 Jun 2018

This layer was derived from three existing data layers: the Land Cover Database 2 (LCDB2) (MfE 2002); the Land Use Map (LUM) from the Land Use Carbon Analysis System (MfE 2008; Dymond et al. 2012); and EcoSat Forests (Shepherd et al. 2002). Indigenous forest classes from EcoSat Forests were combined with classes from LCDB2 to form basic ecosystems classes. Where indigenous forest was mapped by LCDB2, the type of forest was determined from the EcoSat Forests layer. The eight forest types of EcoSat Forests were reduced to three basic types: beech forest; podocarp-broadleaved forest; and mixed beech and podocarp-broadleaved forest. To produce a recent 2008 layer the LUM was used to update indigenous and exotic forest changes since 2002. The mapping was performed using 15 m pixels, which is equivalent to a mapping scale of approximately 1:50 000.


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1. Basic Ecosystems Legend 9.22 KB lyr


TagsAgriculture, Alpine, Coastal, Exotic, Grassland, Mangroves, Marine, Shrubland, Tussock, Urban, Wetland, ecosystem, ecosystems, forest, indigenous
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 95415
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 25.000m
Services Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added1 May 2018
Revisions 3 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on May 1, 2018 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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