General Publications

This section lists the geodetic publications that are available from LINZ.

Where in the World Are We?

For a beginners guide to datums and projections in New Zealand, download Where in the World Are We? [Second edition, published 2007] (attachment below). 

IUGG National Reports

New Zealand is a member of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). LINZ coordinates the production of a national report on behalf of the Geosciences Standing Committee of the Royal Society of New Zealand for presentation at the four-yearly IUGG general assemblies.

Articles on the New Zealand Geodetic System

This series of eight articles, to be published by LINZ between 2009–2011 in Survey Quarterly magazine, explains the New Zealand geodetic system.

Available articles:

  • Part one: Introduction and overview: download the extract from Survey Quarterly (attachment below)
  • Part two: Control system surveying and maintenance: download the extract from Survey Quarterly (attachment below)
  • Part three: Urgent works and protection of survey marks: or download the extract from Survey Quarterly (attachment below)
  • Part four: PositioNZ GNSS continuously operating network: or download the extract from Survey Quarterly (attachment below)

Upcoming articles:

  • Survey control networks
  • The geodetic system and the cadastre
  • Future developments