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  • Added 11 Aug 2011

NZSoSDEM v1.0 is a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) covering the whole of New Zealand at a spatial resolution of 15m, created by the School of Surveying by interpolating LINZ topographic vector data.

The DEM was created as a series of 30 maps which extent correspond exactly with the LINZ Topo250 topographic map series. Smaller regions can thus be obtained individually but also fit together seamlessly to create a full countrywide DEM.

The accuracy of this product was comprehensively assessed using a statistically sound selection of 3791 check points throughout the country. The comparison of results with other available country-wide DEM demonstrate an improvement of NZDEM_SoS_v1.0 in terms of quality that comes in addition with a finer spatial resolution.

A full description of the interpolation/assessment process can be found in the attached documentation: Columbus, J.; Sirguey, P. & Tenzer, R. (2011), 'A free, fully assessed 15-m DEM for New Zealand', Survey Quarterly 66, 16-19.


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1. Columbus11 1.05 MB pdf


CategoryContours & Terrain > Hillshades & Terrain
TagsNew Zealand, NZDEM, terrain, DEM, surveying
RegionsAuckland Region

Technical Details

Layer ID 3735
Data type Grid
Resolution 15.000m
Services Raster Query API


Added11 Aug 2011
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Current revision Imported on July 19, 2011 from GeoTIFF in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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