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NZ Aerial Photo Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) polygons

  • Added 06 Sep 2011
  • Updated 15 Jan 2020

Note: This layer has been provided to enable potential users to identify the coverage of photography for Mainland NZ flown on behalf of the Crown between 1936 and 2005.
The layer shows the extent of each photograph taken. The NZ Aerial Survey Footprints, Mainland NZ, (1936-2005) polygons layer shows the extent of each survey undertaken, and the Digitised Historic Aerial Surveys Available for Download (1936-2005) layer shows the extents of the surveys digitised and released by LINZ under open license. See for direction on how to access the digitised photos.

The photos are not downloadable from the LINZ Data Service.

The Crown Aerial Film Negative Collection is managed for LINZ by Opus International.You can are order images from the Collection from Opus International in a number of formats, including:
- contact prints
- enlargements
- digital files
- precision scans for photogrammetric production
- orthophotos
You will need to tell Opus International the survey, run and photo number (values in the ‘SURVEY’ 'RUN' and 'PHOTO_NO' attributes) covering your area of interest.
Opus International will be able to provide information about the cost of providing images in the various formats. Contact them at: or 0800 680 690

There are also a large number of images which previously belonged to New Zealand Aerial Mapping and which are now are available for public use. The extents of these may be added to the LDS in future. You can order these images by contacting Opus International.


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TagsImage, Historic, Aerial, New Zealand
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataDublin Core, ISO 19115/19139

Technical Details

Layer ID 51002
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 529940 (incl. 98056 with empty or null geometries)
Primary key sufi
Attributes sufi, survey, run, photo_no, alternate_survey_name, camera, camera_sequence_no, nominal_focal_length, altitude, scale, photocentre_lat, photocentre_lon, date, film, film_sequence_no, photo_type, format, source, physical_film_condition, image_anomalies, scanned, raw_filename, released_filename, when_scanned, photo_version
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added6 Sep 2011
Last updated15 Jan 2020
Revisions 45 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Jan. 15, 2020 in NZGD2000.
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