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New Zealand Imagery

aerial imagery cog earth observation geospatial satellite imagery stac


The New Zealand Imagery dataset consists of New Zealand's publicly owned aerial and satellite imagery, which is freely available to use under an open licence. The dataset ranges from the latest high-resolution aerial imagery down to 5cm in some urban areas to lower resolution satellite imagery that provides full coverage of mainland New Zealand, Chathams and other offshore islands. It also includes historical imagery that has been scanned from film, orthorectified (removing distortions) and georeferenced (correctly positioned) to create a unique and crucial record of changes to the New Zealand landscape.
All of the imagery files are Cloud Optimised GeoTIFFs using lossless WEBP compression for the main image and lossy WEBP compression for the overviews. These image files are accompanied by STAC metadata. The imagery is organised by region and survey.

Update Frequency

New imagery 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 imagery that is available in this bucket. Licensors are contained in the STAC Collection file accompanying each imagery survey. Licensed for re-use under "CC-BY-4.0".


Managed By

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand

See all datasets managed by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand.


How to Cite

New Zealand Imagery 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 Imagery 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-imagery/

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