NZ Terrain Relief (Topo50)

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4463
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 Web Map Service (WMS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Contours (Topo, 1:500k)

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28987
2092
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: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?... . 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
Elevation Z (elevation)
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NZ River Polygons (Topo, 1:50k)

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6870
Updated
03 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 03 Aug 2020.

A natural, flowing body of water emptying into an ocean, lake or other body of water and usually fed along it's course by converging tributaries.

Data Dictionary for river_poly: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

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

River Names: For river names attributed to geometry features, please see NZ River Name Lines (Pilot) and NZ River Name Polygons (Pilot)

Layer ID 50328
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 4922
Primary key t50_fid
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Linz Map Sheets (Topo, 1:50k)

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2499
Updated
03 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 03 Aug 2020.

Polygon for each Topo50 map sheet holding extents of each sheet, it's sheet code, name, edition, and revision statement. This is the same information that is printed on each Topo50 map

Data Dictionary for linz_map_sheet: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

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 50295
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 445
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

Historic Aerial Photos, Survey Footprints, CROWN (1936-2005)

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Added
05 Sep 2011

This dataset was first added to LINZ Data Service on 05 Sep 2011.

This layer has been provided to enable potential users to identify the coverage of photography for Mainland NZ flown on behalf of the Crown between 1936 and 2005. It shows the extent of each aerial survey undertaken. The Historic Aerial Photos, Photo Footprints (1936-2005) layer shows the extent of each photograph in the survey.

See The Crown historic aerial photo archive scanning project for information about the scanning project.

The original data used to create this layer was compiled prior to 2000 and it is possible that some errors exist in the data fields. If you are aware of any inaccuracies, please contact LINZ: info@linz.govt.nz or +64 4 4600110.

How to Access Photos:

The Collection exists as photographic negatives (most are not in digital form) so the images are not downloadable from the LDS.

Scanned photos from the partner regions may be viewed and downloaded from Retrolens.

The Crown Aerial Film Negative Collection is managed for LINZ by WSP Opus International.

You can are order images from the Collection from Opus NZ in a number of formats, including:

  • contact prints
  • enlargements
  • digital files
  • precision scans for photogrammetric production
  • orthophotos

You will need to tell Opus NZ the survey number (the value in the ‘SURVEY’ attribute) covering your area of interest.

Opus NZ will be able to provide information about the cost of providing images in the various formats. Contact them at: photosales@opus.co.nz or 0800 680 690

There are a small number of images held in the Collection that have not been referenced in the LDS layers due to incomplete metadata. Opus NZ will be able to let you know if additional photographs are available in your area of interest.

There are also a large number of images which previously belonged to New Zealand Aerial Mapping and which are now are available for public use. Historic Aerial Photos, Survey Footprints, NZAM (1939-2008) shows the extent of each survey undertaken. You can order these photos by contacting Opus NZ.

Layer ID 51000
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 4066
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Lake Polygons (Topo, 1:50k)

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Updated
03 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 03 Aug 2020.

Any standing body of fresh inland water.

Data Dictionary for lake_poly: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

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 50293
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 57675
Primary key t50_fid
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Building Polygons (Topo, 1:50k)

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Updated
03 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 03 Aug 2020.

A relatively permanent walled and roofed construction.

Data Dictionary for building_poly: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

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 50246
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 50066
Primary key t50_fid
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NZ Height Points (Topo, 1:50k)

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Updated
03 Aug 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 03 Aug 2020.

A height above a vertical datum, represented on a map by a dot locator with the elevation printed beside the dot. Unlike trigonometrical stations, spot heights are not identifiable on the ground

Data Dictionary for height_pnt: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

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 50284
Data type Vector point
Feature count 85762
Primary key t50_fid
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NZ Contours (Topo, 1:250k)

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2481
Updated
17 Feb 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 17 Feb 2020.

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: apps.linz.govt.nz/topo-data-dictionary/index.aspx?...

This layer is a component of the Topo250 map series. The Topo250 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland and Chatham Islands, at 1:250,000 scale.

Further information on Topo250: www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/topo250

Layer ID 50159
Data type Vector linestring
Feature count 66749
Elevation Z (elevation)
Primary key t250_fid
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NZ Coastlines and Islands Polygons (Topo 1:50k)

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Updated
16 Apr 2019

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 16 Apr 2019.

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.
  4. Lake Onoke from the NZ Lake Polygons (Topo 1:50k) layer and Te Whanga Lagoon from the NZ Chatham Is lagoon polygons (Topo, 1:50k) layer were then erased from the resultant polygon layer to include these two water bodies in the coastline definition.

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 multipolygon
Feature count 9143
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
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