Height transformation examples

The following table provides examples of the transformation of heights between different datums and systems.

On this page
  • NZGD2000 to NZVD2016
  • Local vertical datum to NZVD2016
  • Local vertical level datum to NZGD2000
  • Between local mean sea level datums.
  • NZVD2009 to NZVD2016

NZGD2000 to NZVD2016

  Latitude Longitude Height
NZGD2000 41° 10' 48.510" S 175° 39' 07.791" E 590.79m
NZVD2016     574.41m
NZGD2000 39° 25' 36.554" S 175° 41' 10.263" E 912.62m
NZVD2016     890.47m

Local MSL to NZVD2016

  Latitude Longitude Height
Wellington 1953 40° 20' 10.896" S 175° 50' 19.408" E 73.88m
NZVD2016     73.43m
Nelson 1955 41° 33' 04.243" S 173° 34' 26.661" E 139.86m
NZVD2016     139.52m

Local MSL to NZGD2000

  Latitude Longitude Height
Wellington 1953 40° 20' 10.896" S 175° 50' 19.408" E 73.88m
NZGD2000     88.45m
Nelson 1955 41° 33' 04.243" S 173° 34' 26.661" E 139.86m
NZGD2000     154.75m

Local MSL A to Local MSL B

  Latitude Longitude Height
Wellington 1953 40° 20' 10.896" S 175° 50' 19.408" E 73.88m
Moturiki 1953     73.70m
Nelson 1955 41° 33' 04.243" S 173° 34' 26.661" E 139.86m
Lyttelton 1937     139.88m