Land Cover Database 2 (LCDB2) is a thematic classification of 43 land cover and land use classes covering mainland New Zealand, near shore islands and the Chatham Islands.
The first Land Cover Database (LCDB1) was completed in 2000 using SPOT satellite imagery acquired over the summer of 1996/97.
LCDB2 was released in July 2004 and used Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite imagery acquired over the summer of 2001/02. This release also reports land cover/land use changes for the five-year period between the two acquisitions of satellite imagery. (Motu restricted dataset 1.)
Data Source: Ministry for the Environment and Terralink International.