FIND OUT MORE... Antarctica & Pacific Regions
Governing the territories and areas under New Zealand jurisdiction relies on having up-to-date and accurate information. LINZ supports New Zealand's role in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica and the Pacific region through its work in place naming, surveying, and providing maps and charts and geodetic information.
Maps & places
You can download topographic map images for the Cook, Niue and Tokelau Islands in the Pacific region at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales.
Download a map image of the Antarctic Ross Sea region at 1:3 million scale.
New Zealand has jurisdictional responsibility for a number of offshore islands. Map images at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales can be downloaded for the New Zealand offshore islands Auckland, Chatham, Antipodes, Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku, Raoul, Snares Islands / Tini Heke and Bounty Islands.
LINZ supports and advises the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB), which is responsible for place-naming in New Zealand, including its offshore islands. The board's jurisdiction also extends to the Ross Sea region of Antartica. Find out more about Antarctic place names.
Charts & oceans
New Zealand's official digital maritime boundaries are created by LINZ.
We also produce the NZ202 - Chart Catalogue, which includes Pacific and Southern Ocean and Ross Dependency charts. As well as an index to charts by region, the catalogue has a numerical chart list, ocean sounding charts, general bathymetric chart of the oceans (GEBCO), and a record of chart corrections published in Notices to Mariners.
A lot of our work is in cooperation with other organisations around the world. LINZ is responsible for coordinating and issuing long-range navigational warnings to cover NAVAREA XIV in the Pacific region. Find out more about the NAVAREA XIV Coordinator.
LINZ was responsible for obtaining seabed data for New Zealand Continental Shelf Project to determine the furthermost extent of the continental shelf.
We are the coordinating agency of the Ocean Survey 20/20 programme, which aims to provide New Zealand with better knowledge of its ocean territory, including the Ross Sea region.
LINZ maintains the Ross Sea Region Geodetic Datum 2000 (RSRGD2000), which was implemented in 2000 as the official geodetic datum for this Antarctic region.
Separate projections have been defined for the Antipodes, Auckland, Bounty, Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku, Chatham, Kermadec, Raoul and Snares / Tini Heke Islands. Find out more about New Zealand's offshore island projections.
Spatial data covering New Zealand's continental shelf can be represented using the Continental Shelf Lambert Conformal 2000 projection.