Our News

The updated Advanced Viewer is here

Find out about changes and updated functionality added as part of the Canterbury Maps refresh to the Advanced Viewer...

Published: 26/08/2014

Building Footprints Competition is 'heating' up!

Wow! The building footprints competition is 'heating' up! over 7000, check out where ...

Published: 12/08/2014

Advanced Viewer and Windows 8 & 8.1 OS

A known issue exists with modern versions of IE (>11) and the operating systems 8.0 & 8.1. Microsoft have included a version of flash .....

Published: 8/08/2014

NEW Property Map Viewer

NEW Property Map Viewer has just launched. This custom application is primarily aimed at helping the property owner know what key property related gis features we hold that would be of interest to them.

Published: 22/07/2014

OFFLINE Basemaps on CanterburyMaps

OFFLINE Basemaps of our popular CanterburyMaps service are now available to download directly from our service using the esri collector application. We have enabled this for not just ECan staff but our partners and stakeholders throughout Canterbury.

Published: 22/07/2014

NEW Canterbury wide CONTOURS ....

A NEW Canterbury wide contour service will be added giving you a contour layer back drop to some of the existing maps. Plus you will be able to download individual contours GIS files that formed this service from our data download service.

Published: 21/07/2014

NEW Aerial Imagery is coming .......

NEW Aerial Imagery is coming to Canterbury Maps shortly. The aerials were captured part of the 2013-2014 flying season of the areas Waimate / Waitaki and MacKenzie Districts.

Published: 21/07/2014

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.

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.

Take a 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.

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.

District Planning Zones

District Council Planning Zones in Canterbury.

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. 

Creative Commons License 


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