When New Zealand Aerial Mapping (NZAM) went into liquidation in September 2014, LINZ took ownership of their historical photo archive and added it to the Crown Aerial Film Archive, making its photos available to the public.
This layer has been provided to enable potential users to identify the coverage of aerial photography for Mainland NZ flown by NZAM for private contract work between 1939 and 2008. These surveys compliment the Crown photos identified in Historic Aerial Photos, Survey Footprints, CROWN (1936-2005) (https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/51000-historic-aerial-photos-survey-footprints-crown-1936-2005/).
If you are aware of any inaccuracies, please contact LINZ at email@example.com. This layer shows the approximate bounding box of each aerial survey undertaken.
This layer will not be updated; see NZ Aerial Photo Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) (https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/51002-nz-aerial-photo-footprints-mainland-nz-1936-2005-polygons/) for the most current information.
The physical Crown Aerial Film Archive is managed for LINZ by WSP New Zealand. Most Crown photographs have been scanned and are available digitally from LINZ upon request. See the Crown Aerial Film Archive historical imagery scanning project (https://www.linz.govt.nz/about-linz/what-were-doing/projects/crown-aerial-film-archive-historical-imagery-scanning-project) for direction on how to access the digitised photos. The photos are not downloadable from the LINZ Data Service.
There are a small number of images held in the Archive that have not been referenced in the LDS layers due to incomplete metadata. WSP NZ will be able to let you know if additional photographs are available in your area of interest.