The LINZ PositioNZ network consists of 39 continuously operating reference stations (CORS) located throughout New Zealand (including the Chatham Islands) and Antarctica.
The network collects Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data for the purposes of monitoring the New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000), updating the national deformation model, and maintaining New Zealand’s relationship to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF). LINZ also provides data to the International GNSS Service (IGS) from six of our stations which contribute to more accurate estimates of GNSS satellite orbits and positions.
The PositioNZ network enables users to position points with an accuracy that approaches a few centimetres relative to NZGD2000 both horizontally and vertically. The network collects data from the United States Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian GLONASS satellite constellations.
LINZ provides static GNSS data in the form of RINEX through the PositioNZ RINEX Archive, real time RTCM streams through PositioNZ-RT and a post processing service called PositioNZ-PP. These products and services are used by surveyors, engineers, geospatial professionals, scientists and commercial providers. All data is freely available for reuse under LINZ copyright.
(Yellow triangles) PositioNZ network in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands, (Blue triangles) PositioNZ International GNSS Service (IGS) stations
GNSS data from PositioNZ RINEX archive
Data is available within a few hours from collection.
PositioNZ Real Time Service (PositioNZ-RT)
Connect to the PositioNZ real time streams to get positions in real time.
- Read more about PositioNZ-RT
- Sign up to PositioNZ-RT
- Subscribe to the PositioNZ newsletter and station notifications
- PositioNZ-RT data monitoring
PositioNZ Post Processing Service (PositioNZ-PP)
The GNSS post processing service is a free automated service for processing GNSS data to obtain co-ordinates in terms of NZGD2000 and ITRF2008.