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New Zealand Elevation

cog earth observation elevation geospatial stac


The New Zealand Elevation dataset consists of New Zealand's publicly owned digital elevation models and digital surface models, which are freely available to use under an open licence. The dataset contains 1m resolution grids derived from LiDAR data. Point clouds are not included in the initial release.All of the elevation files are Cloud Optimised GeoTIFFs using LERC compression for the main grid and LERC compression with lower max_z_error for the overviews. These elevation files are accompanied by STAC metadata. The elevation data is organised by region and survey.

Update Frequency

New elevation data will regularly be added, as part of being published to the LINZ Data Service and LINZ Basemaps.


Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand does not own the copyright for all of the elevation data that is available in this bucket. Licensors are contained in the STAC Collection file accompanying each elevation data survey. Licensed for re-use under "CC-BY-4.0".


Managed By

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand

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How to Cite

New Zealand Elevation was accessed on DATE from Licensed by (insert the licensor) for re-use under CC-BY-4.0.

Usage Examples

Tools & Applications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    New Zealand Elevation with accompanying metadata
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://nz-elevation/

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