Our News

Variation 3 to the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan

Proposed Variation 3 to the Proposed Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan (Variation 3) was publicly notified on 24 April 2015, formal submissions are now being called for.

Published: 29/04/2015

~ New Historic Aerial Imagery Available ~

Take a look at our updated collection of historic imagery on Canterbury Maps.

Published: 22/04/2015

Stats on Canterbury Maps

A couple of weeks ago we upgraded our platform to the latest esri arcgis server release (10.3). With this upgrade we now have more visibility of the usage on our service.

Published: 18/03/2015

Reset the Advanced Viewer

Occasionally you may need to reset the Advanced Viewer when something goes wrong - find out how.

Published: 4/03/2015

Canterbury Air Regional Plan

You can now make formal submissions on the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan

Published: 2/03/2015

Nautical Charts

LINZ Nautical charts shown with Environment Canterbury Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010 features.

Published: 27/02/2015

QEII National Trust Open Space Covenants

Open space covenants help to protect New Zealand's unique natural and cultural heritage.

Published: 27/02/2015


getting started

You can use Canterbury Maps to find property, geographical, recreational, locational information and more! To browse our map collection, go to our Map and Apps page.

Or alternatively you can search our collection straight from the frontpage. Just start typing in the 'Find Maps apps' search box and relevant items will appear within the drop down box.

To look for specific property information, go to the Map viewer and type in your property address.  From here you can then turn on layers to show specific data. Find out more about this app here.

User Story


How we use Canterbury Maps?

At SCIRT we utilise Canterbury Maps to help us understand what information is available that may benefit our task of rebuilding the horizontal infrastructure of Christchurch, with the aim of helping reduce any effect to the ....... read more ... all user stories

Who are we?

The Canterbury Maps portal is a joint data-sharing initiative brought to you by Canterbury's regional and territorial authorities. Coordinated by the staff at Environment Canterbury, you will find data on this site from

  • Environment Canterbury
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • Hurunui District Council
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Selwyn District Council
  • Ashburton District Council
  • Waimate District Council
  • Mackenzie District Council
  • Timaru District Council
  • Waitaki District Council.

Popular Maps

Consent Application Resources

Resources for consent applications in the Canterbury region.


Features and information relating to Groundwater quantity, quality and supply in the Canterbury Region.

Land & Property

Layers and features related to Land and Property Information

Grab our Data

All data is freely available to the public through our download service.

Download our map data, view our apps and explore the Canterbury region through our interactive map viewer(s).

Developers looking for mapping data can download our layers and API's by going to our Data page.

All data unless specifically stated is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. 

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Tell us what you think of our site, the tools on the site and anything else you want to tell us.

We are interested in your ideas and views to improve this site or it's tools and welcome your feedback.

You can either use the green feedback button the far right of this website or send us an email at


Go Mobile!

If you prefer to browse our maps on the go then download our Canterbury Maps phone app.

It is available on the Apple iTunes store for iPhones/iPads and also in Google Play for Android phones and tablets.

Find out more information by visiting our Mobile page.

 Canterbury Maps - Canterbury Regional Council        Android app on Google Play

Quick Tour?

Our quick tour gives you an overview of the features available on this site ranging from ...

the home page, maps & apps gallery, map viewer(s) and the data download service.