Regional landscape atlas
This Wellington Region Landscape Atlas is part of the Wellington Region GIS Database - an initiative to assist regional and district council staff and their professional consultants in making landscape character assessments.
The atlas has been developed from selected datasets within the overall geodatabase, and compiles landform, land cover, land use and landscape management spatial data across the Wellington Region and 25km beyond its boundary where available.
Download a copy of the atlas from the box on the right of this page. The Atlas is also available to view in hard copy from Regional Council offices in Wellington and Masterton.
About the Wellington Region GIS Database
The Wellington Region GIS database has been developed in collaboration with the eight territorial authorities of the Wellington region and the adjacent regional and district authorities in the Manawatu-Wanganui region (Figure 1.)
The full Database comprises the landscape atlas, a geodatabase of all the compiled land form, land cover, land use and landscape management datasets and a Wellington region landscape 3D visualisation feature. The latter contains selected datasets which can be viewed using Google Earth.
It is designed to support local authority initiatives associated with implementing the proposed Regional Policy Statement policies 24 (Identifying outstanding natural features and landscapes) and 26 (Identifying significant amenity landscape values) and method 49 (Prepare a regional landscape character description).