Our News

New LiDAR and Imagery Coming soon!

New LiDAR in the Selwyn and Christchurch City areas is available now and new Imagery is coming soon!

Published: 13/04/2016

Imagery ImageServer being retired

One of our Imagery services in being retired

Published: 18/03/2016

The Canterbury Historic Plans Register - BETA

The Canterbury Historic Plans Register is an interactive application built to share our history. Environment Canterbury holds land use ...

Published: 19/02/2016

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan approved

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has now approved the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.

Published: 15/12/2015

Canterbury Employment in 2015

The Canterbury Employment Estimates applications has been updated with the latest figures for 2015.

Published: 19/11/2015

Download our Latest Aerial Imagery

Want to download our latest aerial imagery? Here's how...

Published: 18/11/2015

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


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

 Aurecon Logo

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.

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. 

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

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.