Open data

Canterbury Maps offers access to a wide range of data, most of which is freely available for reuse and/or download from Canterbury Maps Open Data.

How do I find and download data?

What about big data (Imagery, LiDAR etc)?

Licensed for re-use

All data unless specifically stated is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  Creative Commons License

This data could be re-used in a variety of maps, web sites, printed material and applications. 

Note: specific owner information is located within an attribute on each dataset. The owner/partners provide NO support of any nature to our stakeholders who have downloaded or connected to our online services using their own third party applications with our data. 

You MUST attribute the data back to its original creator and have this license associated with the data at all times and displayed on any maps, web sites, applications or printed material using this data.

Licensed NOT for re-use

Unfortunately there is a small percentage of data on our site that is not available for re-use. Typically this is for 2 main reasons.

  1. The license of the data was acquired under a prohibited license.
  2. The data being displayed is not owned by any of the partners of Canterbury Maps.

Examples of data under a copyrighted license would be some of our aerial photography & LIDAR collections, such as a historical aerial imagery collection flown by NZAM in 1965 (Survey SN1786) .