NZ Topo50 Maps

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34303
Updated
17 Feb 2020

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

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 Closed tracks are defined as being no longer maintained or passable and should not be used.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 Web Map Service (WMS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ 8m Digital Elevation Model (2012)

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100743
28918
Updated
18 Aug 2016

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 18 Aug 2016.

Suitable for cartographic visualisation only. It was created by the interpolation of 20m contours with post-processing and filtering it is not suitable for terrain analysis.

This 8m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was originally created by Geographx (geographx.co.nz) and was primarily derived from January 2012 LINZ Topo50 20m contours (data.linz.govt.nz/layer/768).

For a full description of the how the DEM was generated refer to this layer’s metadata.

Layer ID 51768
Data type Grid
Resolution 8.000m
Services Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Topo250 Maps

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40044
6317
Updated
08 May 2018

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 08 May 2018.

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

NZMS 260 Map Sheets

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42584
1244
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 Terrain Relief (Topo50)

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4424
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 Topo50 Gridless Maps

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28652
3888
Updated
17 Feb 2020

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

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 Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed

NZ Contours (Topo, 1:500k)

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28368
2063
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
17 Feb 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 17 Feb 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 4935
Primary key t50_fid
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NZ Linz Map Sheets (Topo, 1:50k)

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2499
Updated
17 Feb 2020

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 17 Feb 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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676
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
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