New Zealand Geosciences Information

 

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Environmental and geospatial information available in changeable complex layers with downloadable GIS data or topographic maps.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content ArcGIS Web: Massey University Web Data. 
World NZCPA atlas and excellent New Zealand Coverage. Includes New Zealand Data, FAO Soils of the World, NZ LRI Data, Kiwimage, Landcover Database and the Massey Soil Map. 

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Land Resource Information Systems Portal: LRIS
Access Landcare Research's geospatial data for topographic maps, analyses, models, New Zealand's environment and land resources.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Our Environment
Check landscape, vegetation and land suitability data for a particular geographic area.  A fine level of detail is available.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content NIWA: Online Services
Access major climate and environmental monitoring systems and forecasting tools.

Physical Geography

Includes downloadable Geospatial information (GIS) and Topographic Maps.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content LINZ Topographic Maps
Get land maps showing surface features like mountains and rivers, offshore islands, the Pacific region and the Antarctic Ross Sea region.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Land Cover Database: LCDB
A digital map of the land surface of New Zealand.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content DOCgis: Geospatial Information System
Online map service developed by the Department of Conservation.

Soil Science

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Landcare Research Geospatial Integration Portal (Soils Database)
This database allows you to search for soil data nationwide. Choose an area on the map or use NZMG coordinates.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content S-Map Online
This database has consistent and comprehensive national soil data layers to support applications at local & regional-national scales.  There is only limited geographical cover at present. Where coverage is available you are able to access soil type data and link to a PDF comprehensive explanation of the soil type (drainage, soil moisture and depth to hard soil data). There is also a range of scales to choose from so it is possible to get to a very fine level of detail.

Geology

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content GNS Science Web Maps

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Stratigraphic Lexicon
A comprehensive computer database of formally named rock units in New Zealand. Includes offshore islands, Kermadecs, Chatham Islands, Subantarctic Islands, but excludes Ross Dependency (Antarctica).

Biodiversity

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Biodiversity References
A portal to over 300 biodiversity information resources.

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