Learn the basics of LDS web services and APIs to help you choose the service to best suit your needs.
For more technical users, our web services and APIs allow you to easily get data from LDS into your application. You can get real-time access to the most up to date data you need, when you need it, without having to manually download the data.
APIs and web services supported by LDS
Add data to a GIS app
Web Feature Services (WFS) allow you to pull LDS vector (point, line and polygon) and tabular data into your application. We support OGC WFS web service versions 1.0.0, 1.1.0 and 2.0.0.
Get incremental data
Our WFS Changeset service allows you to grab just the data that has changed between updates rather than the whole dataset so you can ensure you always have the most recent LINZ data in your database.
Add data to an Esri ArcGIS product
Nine key datasets are available as ArcGIS REST services for easy discovery and integration in Esri products.
Add a map to a GIS or web app
We provide XYZ and OGC Web Map Tile Services for easy integration of our tiled raster data into your GIS, web or mobile application. Web Map Tile Services (WMTS) can be used in GIS and web clients, while XYZ tile services are recommended for use in web and mobile applications.
Tile services are available for our aerial photos, topographic maps, hydrographic chart images and property boundaries.
We also provide Web Map Services (WMS) – an earlier standard for the viewing of raster data. We will cease support for Web Map Services (WMS) from mid-2020.
Query data in a browser
The Koordinates Query API allows you to query data on LDS.
Find metadata records
Sometimes you may need access to metadata records for LDS data. Here you can use our OGC Catalogue Web Service (CS-W).