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Best viewed in Chrome, however other modern web browsers should work.

This map tool allows you to view changes and issues relating to New Zealand's land cover, by exploring different versions and 'views' of the Landcover Database NZ. The 'Fly to examples' dropdown allowd you to zoom to a few interesting areas where moderate to large amounts of change has taken place. The range slider bar can be used to limit between particular years / versions of LCDB.


  • Area calculations are calculated using the current visible map extent.
  • Landcover data is only visible at around 1:550k and below. This is due to the fact that it is vector data that is being downloaded to the browser, to enable the fast calculation and updating of the chart. At smaller scales, the payload of this data becomes unmanageable.