Licensing and using data

You can use, remix, distribute, and build on LINZ data, even commercially, as much as you like via our open Creative Commons license – as long as you credit us as the original source.

Data in use on a mobile device at the Wellington waterfront

There are some exceptions to this open licence for the following:

  • Aerial imagery – LINZ does not own the copyright of this data and requires a variation to the standard LINZ data attribution statement.
  • Property and ownership layers that contain personal information – these require you to accept an additional licence before access it granted to view the data. You can then use the standard LINZ data attribution statement.