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WaterAreas Topo50

  • Added 19 Jun 2017
  • Updated 20 Apr 2020

A subset of NationalMap consisting of a combination of Water layers extracted from the LINZ web portal.

The combined Water layer consists of the following water body polygons :

  • River: natural, flowing body of water emptying into an ocean, lake or other body of water and usually fed along its course by converging tributaries.
  • Lake: any standing body of fresh inland water.
  • Pond: area of shallow water with walls or banks created for a specific purpose.
  • Reservoir: receptacle in which a large quantity of water is stored - Canal: artificial open waterway used for transportation, waterpower or irrigation.
  • Lagoon: sheet of salt water separated from the open sea by sand, shingle banks or a road embankment.

These layers are a component of the. Topo50 map series. The Topo50 map series provides topographic mapping for the New Zealand mainland, Chatham and New Zealand's offshore islands, at 1:50,000 scale. Further information on Topo50:


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TagsCanal, Hydrography, Lagoon, Lake, New-Zealand, Polygon, Pond, Reservoir, River, Water
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 87335
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 69874
Attributes NAME, TYPE
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS)


Added19 Jun 2017
Last updated9 Mar 2020
Revisions 9 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on March 9, 2020 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 3 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.
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