Topo50 maps

The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland and Chatham Islands at 1:50,000 scale and replaces the NZMS260 series.

Topo50 is the official topographic map series used by New Zealand emergency services.

Topo50 maps use the New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000) and the New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000 (NZTM2000) projection. For the Chatham Islands map sheets, the Chatham Islands Transverse Mercator 2000 (CITM2000) projection is used.

Choose a map

Choose a map for the area you want at 1:50,000 or 1:250,000 scale. You can download maps as image files (TIFF and GeoTIFF formats) and data files (Shape and IFF formats), or locate retailers where you can purchase paper maps.

Topo50 Map Reading Guide

Information on Topo50 maps, how to read them, and how to navigate using a map can be found in the Topo50 Map Reading Guide (attachment below).

Last Updated: 11 May 2015