NZ Aerial Survey Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) polygons


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18 Oct 2011

This dataset was first added to LINZ Data Service on 18 Oct 2011.

Note: LINZ and Opus International have recently agreed a contract for the maintenance of the Crown aerial imagery archive, following the liquidation of New Zealand Aerial Mapping in September 2014.

The following Information on product sales has been updated to reflect this.

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. Areas flown outside of Mainland NZ will be added later. 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: or +64 4 4600110. The layer shows the extent of each aerial survey undertaken. The 'NZ Aerial Photo Footprints 1936-2005 poly' layer shows the extent of each photograph in the survey.

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

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

You can are order images from the Collection from Opus International 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: 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. LINZ is currently investigating ways this can be remedied. Opus International 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. The extents of these may be added to the LDS in future. You can order these images by contacting Opus International.


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You may use this work for commercial purposes.

You must attribute the creator in your own works.

Category Topographic > Imagery
Tags Aerial, New Zealand, Historic, Survey
Regions New Zealand
Metadata ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core
Technical Details
Layer ID 51000
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 4066
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed
Added 05 Sep 2011
Last updated 18 Oct 2011
Revisions 9 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Dec. 9, 2015 from Shapefile in NZGD49 / New Zealand Map Grid.