Biodiversity Vegetation (BIOVEG) 2002 - GIS Layer


File ID: B66386A8-D8E2-4C27-902C-5B17ECCDEC6A
Hierarchy Level: dataset
Abstract: Terrestrial vegetation, sand dunes and wetlands over 0.5ha mapped off 2001/2002 WRAPS orthophotography using a slightly simplified version of the LCDB (1 and 2) classifications. Only classes relevant to regional biodiversity have been mapped.
Statement: The dataset currently contains polygons representing terrestrial vegetation, palustrine wetlands (degraded and non-degraded) and sand dunes over 0.5 hectares in area for the entire Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Hamilton, Rotorua and South Waikato Districts. The data set was digitised off the 2001/2002 WRAPS orthophotography using a slightly simplified version of the LCDB1 and 2 classifications by an experienced land use classifier. At present this data set only covers the Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo and South Waikato Districts. The data set is seen as a relatively accurate “baseline” representing terrestrial vegetation and wetland cover as at 2001/2002. It is intended that an equivalent data set will be created every five years or so for change analysis but this is dependent on resource and budget availability and relevant policy requirements. The data set is seen as an indicative “baseline” representing vegetation cover in the Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo and South Waikato Districts as at 2001/2002. It is possible that the data set may undergo minor modifications in the future based on more accurate feedback and field work. It is intended that an equivalent data set will be created every five years or so for change analysis but this is dependent on resource and budget availability and relevant policy requirements. The next data set created will be for 2007. The methods used for updating the data set may be different depending on technological advancements (such as the use of remote sensing) and resources available. Methods used in the development of this current data set are well documented and will be closely followed in order to achieve consistency between this and future data sets.
Keywords: Biological,Download,vegetation
Topic Category: biota:flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Resource Reference Date: 16/05/2013
Metadata URL: https://data.waikatoregion.govt.nz:8443/ords/f?p=140:12:0::NO::P12_METADATA_ID:866

Responsible Parties

Role: owner
Position: Scientist - Land and Soil
Organisation: Waikato Regional Council - Science And Strategy
Delivery Point: 401 Grey Street
City: Hamilton East
Postal Code: 3216
Country: New Zealand
Phone: 0800 800 401
Fax: 07 859 0998
Email: inforeq@waikatoregion.govt.nz
Role: custodian
Position: Team Leader - Spatial Information and Data Management
Organisation: Waikato Regional Council
Delivery Point: 401 Grey Street
City: Hamilton East
Postal Code: 3216
Country: New Zealand
Phone: 0800 800 401
Fax: 07 859 0998
Email: inforeq@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Metadata

Language: English
Character Set: utf8
Standard: ANZLIC
Standard Version: 1.1

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General Notes: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/land/land-cover-dbase/ - Ministry for the Environment – The New Zealand Land Cover Database

BIODIVERSITY.sdeadmin.BIODIVERSITY_VEGETATION_2002

 
File Identifier: A79C1F0A-E933-4301-88CB-F75EA3AA5D49 Parent Identifier: B66386A8-D8E2-4C27-902C-5B17ECCDEC6A
Hierarchy Level: feature Hierarchy Level Name:feature of Biodiversity Vegetation (BIOVEG) 2002 - GIS Layer
Abstract: Currently contains polygons representing terrestrial vegetation, palustrine wetlands (degraded and non-degraded) and sand dunes over 0.5 hectares in area for the entire Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Hamilton, Rotorua and South Waikato Districts.
Statement: The data set is seen as a relatively accurate “baseline” representing terrestrial vegetation and wetland cover as at 2001/2002. It is intended that an equivalent data set will be created every five years or so for change analysis but this is dependent on resource and budget availability and relevant policy requirements
Other Information:
Keywords: Biodiversity,Download,Waikato Data Portal,vegetation
Topic Category: biota:flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Resource Reference Date: 16/05/2013

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Access Constraints: copyright
Use Constraints: license

Maintenance Information

Maintenance frequency: asNeeded
Last Load Date: 26/11/2015

Spatial Representation Information

Recommended Scale: 1:10000
Reference System: EPSG2193
Spatial Representation Type: vector

VectorGridGeographic Bounding Box
GeometricObjectType : surface
geometricObjectCount : 25241
topologyLevel : geometryOnly
Number of Dimensions : 2
Cell Geometry :
Transformation Param Available : N
westBoundLongitude : 1906114.0869
eastBoundLongitude : 1740358.5994
southBoundLatitude : 5706589.687
northBoundLatitude : 5961434.0951

Responsible Parties

Role: owner
Position: Scientist - Land and Soil
Organisation: Waikato Regional Council - Science And Strategy
Delivery Point: 401 Grey Street
City: Hamilton East
Postal Code: 3216
Country: New Zealand
Phone: 0800 800 401
Fax: 07 859 0998
Email: inforeq@waikatoregion.govt.nz
Role: custodian
Position: Team Leader - Spatial Information and Data Management
Organisation: Waikato Regional Council
Delivery Point: 401 Grey Street
City: Hamilton East
Postal Code: 3216
Country: New Zealand
Phone: 0800 800 401
Fax: 07 859 0998
Email: inforeq@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Data Constraints

Data Access Constraints : copyright
Data Use Constraints: license
Data Distribution: Unrestricted
Licence Type : Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Copyright : Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
© Waikato Regional Council 2002. Biodiversity Vegetation (BIOVEG) data. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.
Data Disclaimers : “While Waikato Regional Council has exercised all reasonable skill and care in controlling the contents of this information, Waikato Regional Council accepts no liability in contract, tort or otherwise howsoever, for any loss, damage, injury or expense (whether direct, indirect or consequential) arising out of the provision of this information or its use by you.”
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Download Links

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 5ea25730071b400f8855b272260618bb Download @ Waikato Data Portal

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Attribute Information

NameDescriptionNotesRestrictedPrimary Key
LCDB2_NAME The dominant (at least 51% of area) LCDB2 class in a polygon. N N
LCDB1_NAME The dominant (at least 51% of area) LCDB1 class in a polygon. N N
GEN_VEG The general vegetation group (Predominantly Indigenous/Mixed Indigenous and Exotic/Predominantly Exotic/Uncertain or Boggy Pasture) assigned to the polygon by WRC. This is derived by running a nested IF functional attribute query on the LCDB2_NAME attribute. The query expression is recorded in section 4 below. N N
WETLAND Is the polygon wetland or not? (Yes/Null) N N
MINOR_CLSA A minor LCDB2 class also found within the boundaries of the polygon. N N
MINOR_CLSB A second minor LCDB2 class also found within the boundaries of the polygon N N
MINOR_CLSC A third minor LCDB2 class also found within the boundaries of the polygon. N N
UNCERTAIN1 Indicates if the classifier was uncertain about the classification used, the boundary delineated for the polygon, whether the polygon is wetland or not, or a combination of any of these three things. N N
UNCERTAIN2 Indicates if the classifier was uncertain about any, or a combination of any, of the minor classes used. N N
COMMENTS Any comments contributed by the classifier. N N
CLASS_COR If a polygon was field checked this attribute indicates if the polygon was classified correctly or not. (Yes/No/Uncertain/Can not see/Null) N N
BOUND_COR If a polygon was field checked this attribute indicates if the polygon had its boundary delineated correctly or not. (Yes/No/Uncertain/Can not see/Null) N N
WETLD_COR If a polygon was field checked this attribute indicates if the polygon had a wetland or not. (Yes/No/Uncertain/Can not see/Null) N N
FIELD_COM If a polygon was field checked this attribute allows the field checker to enter any comments if they deemed it necessary. N N
PHOTO_1 An oblique photo showing the polygon in question from the field (hyperlink - some polygons only). N N
PHOTO1_ID If a photo is taken then this is the ID of the photo. N N
PHOTO_EAST1 The NZTM (begins with a 1) or NZMG (begins with a 2) easting of where photo1 was taken from (some photos only). N N
PHOTO_NTH1 The NZTM (begins with a 5) or NZMG (begins with a 6) northing of where photo1 was taken from (some photos only). N N
PHOTO_2 A second oblique photo showing the polygon in question from the field (hyperlink - some polygons only). N N
PHOTO2_ID If a second photo is taken then this is the ID of the photo. N N
PHOTO_EAST2 The NZTM (begins with a 1) or NZMG (begins with a 2) easting of where photo2 was taken from (some photos only). N N
PHOTO_NTH2 The NZTM (begins with a 5) or NZMG (begins with a 6) northing of where photo2 was taken from (some photos only). N N
GEOMETRY N N
DISTRICT The district within which that polygon lies (polygons that overlap district boundaries are split by those boundaries although these will ultimately be merged together). N N
METADATA The district within which that polygon lies (polygons that overlap district boundaries are split by those boundaries although these will ultimately be merged together). N N
LCDB2_RGB RGB based on LCDB2_NAME N N
ID The unique identifier for the polygon. N N