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This website is primarily intended to help Māori land owners and managers to find out more about the physical characteristics, constraints and potential of their Māori land blocks. At this stage it uses a range of land resource and environmental information. This tool is categorised as prototype and has been released for feedback and comment to inform the development of a final version. We welcome your thoughts and comments on the design of this tool.

Using the Website

There are three ways to find and query your Māori land blocks:

Once you click on a land parcel you will received a map bubble that contains some basic information about the selected parcel. If this is the parcel you wish to query in detail then click on the “more details” link at the bottom of the map bubble.

Using the Map

The map is the key way to locate parcels and to visualise the locations of the Māori land blocks. There are four key aspects to understand about the map.

Parcel information pages

Once you have selected a land parcel to view in more detail a new page will load that contains a range of information about the physical characteristics, constraints and potential of the Māori land block. The map operates as outlined in the previous section. The information about the parcel is split into four sections: Title Information (factual information about the Māori land block), Climate information (average climate statistics for the Māori land block), Land Capability (information about the capability options for the Māori land block), and finally Land Cover (current and historical land cover information for the Māori land block).

Each of the images provides a description or more detailed information when the mouse cursor is placed over the image. For example when the mouse cursor is placed over the stars listed under the question “What is the potential of this land?” under the Land Capability tab, a title and short description of the class is displayed. Additional technical information about the attribute is provided via the “Learn More . . .” link at the bottom of each section.

It is hoped that this information will help to inform the owners of the Māori land block. However we also acknowledge that this is a work in progress. We welcome your thoughts and comments on the design of this tool and on the types of information conveyed. Please use the “Give Feedback” link to help us develop this tool.

Understanding the Scientific and Technical Concepts

For more information about the information used in the portal please visit our About page.

A more detailed description of the information can be found on our overview of the scientific and technical concepts used in this website.

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