The attributes identified in the site assessment should be integrated into one or more analysis drawings, referred to as resource mapping (refer to Figure 13).
This analysis begins to draw out the logical land use patterns for a site, while taking into account its context and connectivity within the broader urban and ecological landscape.
Resource mapping is the basis for early design work, but it does not dictate a final development form, since a range of measures may be possible, especially in regard to regional and catchment planning considerations and early discussions with regulatory authorities.
Council information layers can be downloaded through the Auckland Council GIS viewer to add base information to resource maps. Free GIS software such as Q-GIS is available to plot council information as well as other information sources.