Bathymetric data now freely available

16 May 2016

We’re making our bathymetric data - data about the depth of the ocean floor - freely available for anyone to use.

This data has been gathered over many years to help prepare nautical charts, but has a range of other uses in industries like fishing and shipping.

Indexes of the data we hold are on the LINZ Data Service. Anyone wanting bathymetric data can submit a request for the dataset they need. Any publicly funded data will be provided under a Creative Commons licence so that it can be reused.

Media enquiries

Email: or phone: 027 566 5251