This dataset is a collection of individual hydrographic charts for New Zealand's South Island region, and has been designed to provide a quick way to group, view and/or download charts within this region.
Note: This set contains charts at a variety of scales. Use of LDS web map tile services for this set is not recommended as the scaled charts overlap.
All charts are available for individual download through the LINZ Data Service, and will be updated as new data becomes available.
These charts are based on the official Raster Navigational Chart series produced by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority, available on the [LINZ website](https://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/nzmariner-official-raster-navigational-charts-rncs).
THIS DATA DOES NOT REPLACE NAUTICAL CHARTS AND MUST NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.
The online New Zealand Chart Catalogue provides more detailed and the most up to date information about New Zealand charts: [New Zealand Chart Catalogue] (http://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/paper-charts/nz202-chart-catalogue).
Information on symbols and abbreviations used on nautical charts: [Symbols and Abbreviations] (http://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/paper-charts/symbols-terms-abbreviations-used-charts).
Hydrographic standards and specifications for nautical charts and publications: [Standards and Specifications] (http://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/hydrographic-standards-technical-specifications).
The hydrographic raster data available through the LINZ Data Service is based on official Paper Navigational Charts published by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority.
Prior to loading onto this service, high resolution raster chart images are cropped to the geographic extent of the chart panel(s) and georeferenced. A number of different scales are represented.