NZ 10m Satellite Imagery (2017)

This dataset provides a seamless cloud-free 10m resolution satellite imagery layer of the New Zealand mainland and offshore islands.

The imagery was captured by the European Space Agency Sentinel-2 satellites between December 2016 - December 2017.

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Data has been made available by LINZ on a pilot basis to help LINZ assess the value of ongoing release of satellite imagery.

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This data will be updated once a year, during the term of the 2-year pilot.

Technical specifications
It comprises 450 x ortho-rectified RGB GeoTIFF images in NZTM projection, tiled into the LINZ Standard 1:50,000 tile layout.

  • Satellite sensors: ESA Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B
  • Acquisition dates: December 2016 - December 2017
  • Spectral resolution: R, G, B
  • Spatial resolution: 10 meters
  • Radiometric resolution: 8-bits (downsampled from 12-bits)

This is a visual product only. The data has been downsampled from 12-bits to 8-bits, and the original values of the images have been modified for visualisation purposes.

If you require the 12-bit imagery (R, G, B, NIR bands), send your request to


Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand

You may use this work for commercial purposes.

You must attribute the creator in your own works.

22 Feb 2018

This dataset was first added to LINZ Data Service on 22 Feb 2018.