Which LDS API should I use?

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.

Web Feature Services

Get incremental data

Our WFS Changeset service lets you get just the data that has changed between updates, rather than the whole dataset. This means you can be sure you always have the most recent Toitū Te Whenua data in your database.

Changeset API

Add data to an Esri ArcGIS product

A collection of our key datasets are available as ArcGIS REST services for easy discovery and integration in Esri products.

Explore our Esri REST services

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.

LDS web map tile service specifications

Query data in a browser

The Koordinates Query API allows you to query data on LDS.

Introduction to the Query API for non-technical users

Find metadata records

If you need access to metadata records for LDS data this is available through our OGC Catalogue Web Service (CS-W).