This tool was created to assist anyone with an interest in Māori land to access and visualise environmental data of Māori land blocks. Available to assist anyone with an interest in Māori land it was designed to answer four primary questions
- Where is my land? (location of my land block)
- What does my land look like? (physical characteristics)
- What surrounds my land? (other blocks, land resources)
- What can I do with my land? (potential, opportunities, constraints)
The environmental data for each Māori land block has been modelled and interpreted to give basic information on land resource characteristics, versatility for use (e.g. degree of limitation), land suitability, sustainable land use recommendations and land potential.
The data used in this tool is sourced from national databases maintained by several organisations.
|Soil properties analysis||
Fundamental Soil Layers
( North Island , South Island )
|Land use capability analysis||NZ Land Resource Inventory Land Use Capability||Landcare Research|
|Soil Drainage||FSL Soil Drainage||Landcare Research|
|Historical Vegetation||Predicted Pre-human Vegetation||Landcare Research|
|Current Vegetation||Land Cover Database v4.1||Landcare Research|
|Current Wetland extent||Wetland database||Landcare Research|
|Historical Wetland extent||Wetland database||Landcare Research|
|Climate Surfaces||Generated and derived climate surfaces||Landcare Research|
|Māori land block data||Māori Land Information Base||Māori Land Court|
|Place name search||DigitalNZ search API||DigitalNZ|
|Regional and urban area boundaries||2009 Census boundary data (NZMG)||Statistics New Zealand|
Note that for Title Information there may be a slight variation in areas due to the way they are calculated.
Important notes on this version of the tool
This website is an updated prototype version of a Māori land visualisation tool developed by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research from work carried out between July 2009 and July 2012, and also a phase 2 between 1 November 2018 and 31 December 2020, under contract to and in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri.
The Māori land block (cadastral) information used in this demonstration tool is is administered and owned by Ministry of Justice and the Māori Land Court. The Ministry of Justice website, Māori Land Online, is the authoritative source.
Note that the cadastral information used in this tool was last updated in February 2017.
Previous Project sponsor
We would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their help and support during this project.