Our News

NEW Imagery for Hurunui and Kaikōura districts

NEW Imagery for Hurunui and Kaikōura districts .... we now have over 15 TB of aerial imagery on our service. (that's roughly 7,680 2 GB memory sticks)

Published: 24/06/2015

Data Extract Tool Retired

With the data.canterburymaps.govt.nz data extract service now in place, the venerable old Data Extract tool has been removed from the Advanced GIS viewer.

Published: 23/06/2015

New Historic Imagery Register

Historic Imagery lovers rejoice! Canterbury Maps is offering a brand new user experience for people viewing our non-georeferenced historic imagery collection.

Published: 12/06/2015

Canterbury in Infrared

Canterbury in Infrared map application using the new Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.

Published: 3/06/2015

Canterbury Maps Data Service

Canterbury Maps in collaboration with Land Information New Zealand are trialling a new data discovery and download service called Canterbury Maps Data Service.

Published: 3/06/2015

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


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?

Ready access to high quality data is essential for well informed decision making.

Behind the scenes, staff at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) rely on timely and accurate data to support operational process and formulation of public policy. Data feeds from Canterbury Maps are consumed into CERA’s systems to provide essential spatial intelligence to our business. 

The principle of a Spatial Data Infrastructure has been ....... 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.