We create and provide the authoritative national record of the country’s physical features – New Zealand’s topography. It’s an important part of building our common understanding of where is where. To do this we map both the built and the natural environment of New Zealand –the mountains, plains and rivers, and the roads and railways.
Learn about the different types and formats of LINZ topographic maps – paper and digital, and how to access the data – like vectors – that we use to create maps.
LINZ topographic maps are available for all of New Zealand, its offshore islands, some Pacific Islands and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. We produce our maps in a variety of scales from 1:50,000 to 1:4,000,000 and in a selection of formats. We also make available the data that we use to create them so that it can be used and reused in a wide range of applications.