Search, preview and download New Zealand’s most up-to-date land and seabed data.

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About the service 

We provide free online access to New Zealand’s most up-to-date land and seabed data.

You can search, browse for and download data online on the LINZ Data Service (LDS). You can also integrate our APIs into your own applications.

Data available on the LINZ Data Service (LDS) includes:

  • Aerial imagery
  • Elevation
  • Topographic 
  • Hydrographic
  • Property, boundaries and ownership
  • Place names, street address and roads 
  • Crown land 


Our data is free, customisable, reliable, updated regularly, and available to use under an open Creative Commons license.
Find out how to credit LINZ under the Creative Commons license


Follow us on Twitter @LINZLDS for regular news on the latest data and guidance on getting the best from our data.


View step-by-step guides to help you get the most from the LINZ Data Service - LINZ Data Service guide.

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The LINZ Data Service is your one-stop shop for New Zealand’s most up to date land, property and seabed data. All available for use, reuse, and sharing by you. You’ll have access to over 40 plus datasets at the click of a mouse! Some of these include topographic and hydrographic data used to create maps and marine charts. Or property information on place names and addresses, property boundaries, and land ownership.

You can even download New Zealand’s National Imagery Dataset. LDS is simply the easiest, most accessible way for anyone, anywhere to access LINZ datasets. And best of all, it’s free! Free to browse, free to download. No strings attached. That’s because our data is available under an open Creative Commons by-license. You just need to credit us, it’s that easy. We don’t do anything fancy with the data; we leave that up to you. Data is available in multiple formats to suit your needs.

Mark Berry, LDS user at Waka Digital:
The LINZ Data Service is great, for many reasons. At Waka Digital, we use the LINZ Data Service Topo250 layer as a base layer for our current project, which is a 3D table. And finally, it’s easy to use. We can embed it into mobile applications, and we can embed it into webpages.

Why not check it out today? Visit and see what the LINZ Data Service can do for you.

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