Our News

Port hills Fire - imagery comparison

Port hills Fire - imagery comparison, discover how much land has been burnt.

Published: 21/02/2017

preview the new canterbury maps

Published: 13/12/2016


Discover what the land was like in your area, start discovering now on RetroLens.

Published: 5/12/2016

Tsunami Evacuation Zones

Are you in a tsunami evacuation zone? Find out here

Published: 14/11/2016

New Active Consents layers

We now have current consented activities in the Canterbury region displayed on our Canterbury Maps site. Click here to find out more.

Published: 18/10/2016


We have a new Historic Records Viewer available on Canterbury Maps! This is an interactive application built to share our history.

Published: 31/08/2016

Resource Consents Layer Updates

We are updating the structure behind our resource consent layers. Click here to see what will change in Canterbury Maps.

Published: 17/08/2016


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

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How we use Canterbury Maps?

Our geotechnical engineers and planners regularly make use of the online GIS mapping system to access key property information and for identifying consented activities. We also make use of the Canterbury Maps ESRI and LINZ data portals for data discovery and to obtain up-to-date data sets.

We also make use of the historical aerial photography web service to show ... read more ... view all our user stories. Submit one yourself?


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.

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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.