Elevation data

Access elevation data through the LINZ Data Service.

Elevation data captured as part of LINZ’s role in the coordination of national LiDAR is being made freely available through the LINZ Data Service.

LINZ is piloting a project to coordinate the capture of elevation data to contribute to the development of a national Digital Elevation Model, and improve New Zealand’s resilience to natural events.

Through the LINZ Data Service, LINZ is making available a Digital Surface Model and Digital Elevation Model from data from each participating organisation. Elevation data published on LINZ is captured through topographic airborne LiDAR.

The LINZ Data Service provides access to:

Requests for source point cloud data

You can also request the source point cloud data by contacting LINZ directly at imagery@linz.govt.nz

LiDAR base specification

This specification provides a foundation for New Zealand public sector LiDAR procurements. It sets minimum standards to ensure that high quality LiDAR point cloud data and digital elevation models are suitable for inclusion in the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) led National Elevation Programme to facilitate easier discovery and access through central data management. Data captured under this specification will contribute to the National Elevation Model consisting of a bare earth digital elevation model (DEM), a digital surface model (DSM), and the corresponding classified point cloud.

Last Updated: 20 December 2016