This index enables you to identify the third party bathymetric data held and used by LINZ on its NZ coastal nautical charts. Some of our data holdings date back to the 1950s. The polygons comprising the index show the extent of the survey datasets. The attributes attached to each polygon will enable you to view, amongst other attributes, the age and quality of the bathymetric data.
Please refer to the LINZ Bathymetric Index Data Dictionary for further information about the attributes of this dataset.
The bathymetric data is not downloadable from the LINZ Data Service. Datasets prior to the year 2000 are predominantly available only as georeferenced TIFF images of the original hard copy sounding sheets. Data post-2000 is often available as both georeferenced TIFF images and as digital data files (vector data in plain text format).
Requests for the bathymetric data should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hydro Bathy Data” in the subject line. Requests must, as a minimum, specify the id, chart_no and serial_no as shown in the attributes attached to each polygon representing the datasets of interest.
The provision of third party funded bathymetric data may be subject to some delay as LINZ confirms with the data owner that they are happy for their data to be released. The owner may attach conditions to the release of their data.
LINZ also holds publically funded New Zealand bathymetric data, which can be readily released under a Creative Commons licence for reuse. View our "NZ Bathymetric Data Index" dataset to request this data.
You may use this work for commercial purposes.
You must attribute the creator in your own works.
|1.||Bathymetric Data Dictionary||832 KB||
|Category||Hydrographic & Maritime > Bathymetric Indexes|
|Regions||Nuhaka, Inlets-Otorohanga District, Taharoa, Oceanic-Waikato Region West, Inlet-Waitomo District, Kawhia Community, Whakaki, Te Motu Island, Inlet-Aotea Harbour North, Northland Region, Wellington Region, Whanganui District, Auckland, Buller District, Matamata-Piako District, Hauraki District, New Plymouth District, Invercargill City, Dunedin City, Nelson City, Napier City, Gisborne District, Timaru District, Christchurch City, Western Bay of Plenty District, Tauranga City|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||348|
|Attributes||id, chart_no, serial_no, surv_org, category, surv_title, surv_start, surv_end, quality, scale, surf_res, sound_acc, line_space, vert_datum, sound_tech, sss_tech, hor_acc, hor_datum, hor_tech, surf_name, source_ref,|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|