Map viewer upgrade

 The map viewer has just been updated. This update includes some minor changes to the site along with a new tool and new basemap options.


What are the new features?

Labels and Boundaries 

The labels and boundaries layers are now turned off in the layer list as the default when opening the viewer. To turn these back on, go to the layer list and tick the box next to these layers.


Add local data tool 

The add local data tool allows you to add shapefiles, GPX files and CSV files to the map. While this is very similar to the add data tool, the add local data tool offers more functionality when adding csv files to the map.


To learn how to use this tool click here.


New basemap options

These new basemaps are the first vector basemaps to be added to Canterbury Maps. Vector basemaps are a new technology that have many benefits.

 There are three new basemap options for you to choose from:

To find out more about these new basemaps click here.


Not working as you expected?

  1. Have a read of our troubleshooting guide we have put together with some common issues and fixes here.

  2. You may be using an unsupported browser. In general, we recommend using Chrome to use Canterbury Maps


Still have more questions about the latest change? Email us and we will get back to you about any queries you may have