Versions and version support

The LINZ Data Service provides 3 Open Geospatial Consortium compliant web services. Find out which web service versions we provide and the versions supported by some of the most commonly used GIS apps.

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Web service versions

The LINZ Data Service provides OGC web services to enable streamlined access to our data and map services between systems and applications. The Open Geospatial Consortium web service standards have multiple versions. The LINZ Data Service supports the following versions:

  • WMTS – v1.0.0
  • WFS – v2.0.0 (default), 1.1.0 and 1.0.0
  • CS-W – v2.0.2

Not all client systems support all versions. 

For Web Feature Services, by default, the web service request URLs in the LINZ Data Service use WFS version 2.0.0. If your application does not support the default version you can specify a version by amending the ‘version’ parameter in your request:

https://data.linz.govt.nz/services;key=<your_api_key>/wfs?service=WFS&version=2.0&request=GetCapabilities<your_api_key></your_api_key>

Web service version support

The table below shows which Web Map Tile Service and Web Feature Service versions are supported by some of the most commonly used GIS applications and tools. If your application is not listed below, see your application’s official support documentation for OGC web service support information.

Table 1: Web service version support across commonly used GIS applications.
Product Product version Supported WFS version Supported WMTS version

GDAL/OGR

1.X

1.0.0, 1.1.01

n/a

GDAL/OGR

2.0+

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.0.0 (GDAL 2.1+)

ArcGIS Desktop

10.5.1+

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0 via Data Interoperability

1.0.0

ArcGIS Pro

2.2

1.0.0, 1.1.0 2.0.02

1.0.0

ArcGIS Online

n/a

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.03

1.0.0

FME

2016+

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.04

n/a

MapInfo Pro

15

1.0.0, 1.1.0 

Not supported5

MapInfo Pro

16

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.0.0

QGIS

2.18       

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.0.0

QGIS

3.4+

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.06

1.0.0

Footnotes

  1. When using WFS 1.1.0 in GDAL/OGR there are coordinate axis order issues when using New Zealand geographic projected east/north coordinate systems such as NZTM2000.
  2. WFS is not fully supported before version 2.5. For these versions WFS version 2.0 can be made to work by adding the parameter SRSNAME=EPSG:xxxx. 
  3. Requests are limited by default to 3,000 features.
  4. For any versions of FME before 2016, WFS 2.0.0 is not fully supported. Key features including ‘paging’ and ‘layer to table joins’ are not supported.
  5. Direct connect to WMTS is not supported. However, this blog post from Critchlow has a workaround.
  6. Improved support for WFS paging was released in QGIS 3.4.