NZ Topo50 Maps

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280402
48463
Updated
27 Sep 2022

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 27 Sep 2022.

The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland, the Chatham Islands, and offshore islands at 1:50,000 scale.

Along with the paper-based Topo50 map series, digital images of the maps are also publicly available.

Georeferenced raster digital images are provided at a resolution of 300 DPI. Georeferencing allows adjacent maps to be accurately and automatically aligned within GIS systems.

For more information, and a description of the georeferencing keys:
www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo50/digit...

Please be aware of the following:

  • Representation of a road or track does not necessarily indicate public right of access. For access rights, maps and other information, contact the New Zealand Walking Access Commission - www.walkingaccess.govt.nz

  • The Department of Conservation and other agencies should be contacted for the latest information on tracks and back country huts. Closed tracks are defined as being no longer maintained or passable and should not be used.

  • Not all aerial wires, cableways and obstructions that could be hazardous to aircraft are held in the data.

  • Contours and spot elevations in forest and snow areas may be less accurate.

  • Not all pipelines including both underground and above ground are held in the data or shown on the printed maps. For the latest information please contact the utility and infrastructure agencies

  • Permits may be required to visit some sensitive and special islands and areas. Contact the Department of Conservation to see if you need to apply for a permit.

Layer ID 50767
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 4.233m
Services Raster Tiles Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Building Outlines

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85078
26172
Updated
09 Feb 2023

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 09 Feb 2023.

This dataset provides current outlines of buildings within mainland New Zealand captured from the latest aerial imagery.

A building outline is a 2D representation of the roof outline of a building which has been classified from LINZ aerial imagery using a combination of automated and manual processes to extract and refine a building roof outline.

Building outlines observed in aerial imagery larger than or equal to 10 square meters are captured in this dataset, and may include structures such as garages and large sheds.

Data vintage

This dataset shows the most recent set of building outlines extracted from the LINZ aerial imagery available on the LINZ Data Service.

Current coverage includes nearly all regions of New Zealand, except parts of rural Auckland, remote parts of Bay of Plenty, Tasman and the Southern Alps, as well as Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. This dataset will be updated and expanded as new aerial imagery becomes available.

Since aerial imagery is flown only every few years in each region of the country, building outlines only reflect those buildings observed at the date of this aerial imagery capture, and may not reflect buildings constructed after this time period.

Please refer to the NZ Building Outlines Data Dictionary for detailed metadata and information about this dataset.

Related building outlines data

NZ Building Outlines (All Sources) - contains all combinations of building outlines from multiple years of imagery that have existed since the beginning of this dataset, and the dates when each building outline existed in the associated aerial imagery.

NZ Building Outlines Lifecycle - is related to the dataset above and stores the relationship between building outlines when one building is split into two or more building outlines, or when multiple building outlines are merged into a single outline.


APIs and web services
This dataset is available via ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS REST services, as well as our standard APIs.
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ArcGIS Online map services
ArcGIS REST API

Layer ID 101290
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 3302638
Primary key building_id
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Aerial Photo Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2008) polygons

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84322
2995
Updated
09 Nov 2021

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 09 Nov 2021.

This polygon layer is provided to assist with identifying the coverage of aerial photography in the Crown Aerial Film Archive. Included surveys were flown on behalf of the Crown and private entities by New Zealand Aerial Mapping between 1936 and 2008.

Note: No historical aerial photos are available for download through the LINZ Data Service. Photos are provided only upon request (see below).

The footprints in this layer are estimations of the extent of each photograph taken. Positional accuracy will vary and not all photos have associated footprints.

The physical Crown Aerial Film Archive is managed for Toitū Te Whenua LINZ by WSP New Zealand. Nearly all Crown surveys have been scanned and are available digitally upon request. See the Crown Aerial Film Archive historical imagery scanning project for directions on how to access the digitised photos.

Photos not yet digitised can be ordered from WSP NZ for a fee. You will need to provide the survey, run, and photo number (values in the ‘SURVEY’, 'RUN', and 'PHOTO_NO' attributes) for each image in your area of interest and WSP will be able to provide a quote for providing the images in various formats. Contact them at WSP Photo Sales.

The Crown Aerial Film Archive is an amalgamation of surveys flown by New Zealand Aerial Mapping for the Crown and surveys flown for private entities. This layer is updated periodically to reflect the latest imagery available for distribution.

Layer ID 51002
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 616973 (incl. 185089 with empty or null geometries)
Primary key sufi
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NZMS 260 Map Sheets

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78416
1649
Updated
22 Apr 2013

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 22 Apr 2013.

This layer shows the New Zealand mainland sheet extents for the historic NZMS 260 map series.

The NZMS 260 Topographic map series began in 1977 and ended production in 2009. The series was produced at the 1:50,000 scale.

NOTE: The NZMS260 map series has now been superseded by NZTopo50. To download the NZTopo50 Map sheets please refer to NZ Topo50 Map Sheets. For further information and latest editions of Topographic maps for the whole of New Zealand see here.

Layer ID 51579
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 294
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Coastlines (Topo, 1:50k)

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63788
12084
Updated
23 Sep 2022

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 23 Sep 2022.

The line forming the boundary between the land and sea, defined by mean high water.

Data Dictionary for coastline: docs.topo.linz.govt.nz/data-dictionary/tdd-class-c...

This layer is a component of the Topo50 map series. The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland, Chatham and New Zealand's offshore islands, at 1:50,000 scale.

Further information on Topo50:
www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo50

Layer ID 50258
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 645
Primary key t50_fid
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NZ Topo250 Maps

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64737
7917
Updated
23 Sep 2022

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 23 Sep 2022.

The Topo250 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland, the Chatham Islands at 1:250,000 scale.

Along with the paper-based Topo250 map series, digital images of the maps are also publicly available.

Georeferenced raster digital images are provided at a resolution of 300 DPI. Georeferencing allows adjacent maps to be accurately and automatically aligned within GIS systems.

For more information, and a description of the georeferencing keys:
www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo250/digi...

Layer ID 50798
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 21.200m
Services Raster Tiles Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Terrain Relief (Topo50)

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57740
5728
Updated
10 May 2013

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 10 May 2013.

In addition to contour lines, relief shading helps visualise the terrain. Hills and valleys are shaded as if they were illuminated from the north-west.

Relief layers were generated for each sheet, and specifically for use in the Topo50 map series. There may be subtle differences in the relief shading of adjacent map sheets.

The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland and Chatham Islands, at 1:50,000 scale.

Further information on Topo50: www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo50

Layer ID 50765
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 10.000m
Services Raster Tiles Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Topo50 Gridless Maps

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55848
5962
Updated
04 May 2022

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 04 May 2022.

The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland, the Chatham Islands, and offshore islands at 1:50,000 scale.

Along with the paper-based Topo50 map series, digital images of the maps are also publicly available.

Georeferenced raster digital images are provided at a resolution of 300 DPI. Georeferencing allows adjacent maps to be accurately and automatically aligned within GIS systems.

For more information, and a description of the georeferencing keys:
www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo50/digit...

Please be aware of the following:

  • Representation of a road or track does not necessarily indicate public right of access. For access rights, maps and other information, contact the New Zealand Walking Access Commission - www.walkingaccess.govt.nz

  • The Department of Conservation and other agencies should be contacted for the latest information on tracks and back country huts. Closed tracks are defined as being no longer maintained or passable and should not be used.

  • Not all aerial wires, cableways and obstructions that could be hazardous to aircraft are held in the data.

  • Contours and spot elevations in forest and snow areas may be less accurate.

  • Not all pipelines including both underground and above ground are held in the data or shown on the printed maps. For the latest information please contact the utility and infrastructure agencies

  • Permits may be required to visit some sensitive and special islands and areas. Contact the Department of Conservation to see if you need to apply for a permit.

Layer ID 52343
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 4.000m
Services Raster Tiles Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Contours (Topo, 1:500k)

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57978
2923
Added
22 May 2011

This dataset was first added to LINZ Data Service on 22 May 2011.

An imaginary line that connects points of equal height value eg the elevation of the land surface above or below a vertical datum, in this case of LINZ topographic mapping, this is Mean Sea Level.

Data Dictionary for contour: docs.topo.linz.govt.nz/data-dictionary/tdd-class-c... . The first contour is the 160m, then 300m, and every 300m thereafter.

This layer is a component of the Topo500 data. The Topo500 map series will, when it is created, provide updated topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland at 1:500,000 scale.

Layer ID 50205
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 17382
Dimensions Z (elevation)
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NZ Coastlines and Islands Polygons (Topo 1:50k)

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48479
8575
Updated
15 Sep 2022

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 15 Sep 2022.

This provides a polygon coastline and islands layer which is based on the Topo50 products. It is a combination of the following layers:

This topographic coastline is the line forming the boundary between the land and sea, defined by mean high water.

Islands from the NZ Island Polygons layer that lie within the NZ Coastline and Chatham Islands areas (i.e. islands in lakes, rivers and estuaries) have been removed.

The GIS workflow to create the layer is:

  1. NZ Coastlines were converted from a polyline to a polygon using a polyline to polygon tool.
  2. The resulting coastal polygon was then used as an input into an erase tool and run against the NZ Island Polygon layer to remove all islands lying within the NZ Mainland and Stewart Island.
  3. This was then merged with the NZ Chatham Is island polygons (Topo, 1:50k) that have had the islands within the main island polygon removed, NZ Auckland Is Island Polygons (Topo, 1:50k), NZ Campbell Is / Motu Ihupuku Island, NZ Antipodes Is Island Polygons (Topo, 1:25k), NZ Kermadec Is Island Polygons (Topo, 1:25k), NZ Bounty Is Island Polygons (Topo, 1:25k) and NZ Snares Is / Tini Heke Island Polygons (Topo, 1:25k) layers using a merge tool.

For more detailed description of each layer refer to the layer urls above.


APIs and web services
This dataset is available via ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS REST services, as well as our standard APIs.
LDS APIs and OGC web services
ArcGIS Online map services
ArcGIS REST API

Layer ID 51153
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 9131
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
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