The LINZ Basemaps API lets you build your own New Zealand-centric maps for mobile, web and GIS apps. This page describes our APIs and what you need to do to use them successfully.
We are regularly making improvements to our APIs and platform (and even releasing new APIs). So stay informed to make the most of these improvements.
How to get started with LINZ Basemaps APIs
We've made getting started with LINZ Basemaps APIs easy.
- Pick a LINZ Basemaps product.
- Grab a map tile API url
- If you're a developer, email firstname.lastname@example.org for developer access
- Find the documentation, legals and how to's that will help you get mapping successfully.
LINZ Basemaps documents
Basics of our APIs
What API access levels are available?
There are two access levels to our APIs.
|Standard access||Standard access allows quick access to our Basemap APIs without needing to register. This access is best suited for use of our APIs in internal apps.|
|Developer access||Developer access allows integration of our Basemap APIs into high volume public mapping platforms. Contact us to register for a site restricted API key|
There is no charge for either access level.
What protocols are available?
We support two common standards for web mapping.
|WMTS||Support for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Tile Services WMTS v1.0.0 for use in GIS apps|
There are a few core concepts within our technical documentation that you should check out before you start mapping.
Contact us at email@example.com to get email notifications related to LINZ Basemap APIs, including announcements of new services or planned changes to APIs.
If you have registered for a Developer API then you do not need to sign up as you will already be included on the list.
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