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NZ Topo 1:50K (Raster Tiles, NZTM)

Ollivier & Co
  • Added 08 Dec 2008

These tiles are raster images of the Topo vector data from Corax Topo 2006 vector dataset, created using ArcGIS in the NZTM projection. They are not the scanned hardcopy maps published by LINZ. All tiles are georeferenced and clipped exactly. Annotation can span the tile boundaries.

The scale of the data is designed to be printed at 1:50,000 but the lower resolutions we have for screens compared to a page means that they are more readable at 1:25,000 scale.

To reduce clutter the patterned filled symbols have been simplified to single colours, contours have been thinned.

Annotation from the topo set has been used for labelling, however that did not include road names, spot heights and descriptive text. These have been placed automatically, so there are some clashes.

Pixel size is 4.0 metres ground which results in much smaller file sizes (~ 40 MB) than a high resolution version of an A1 sheet that LINZ issue from the new series (140 MB)

The tiles are half NZTopo50 sheets, 24 km x 18 km covering 43,200 Ha. The rate set is equivalent to $3.00 + GST per tile or $6 + GST per sheet for large areas. You may find downloading the NZTopo50 index layer to make calculation of the cost easier.

Although there are newer versions of the LINZ data (now v 15) there are very, very few edits in each version, and they are limited to a few tiles, so for most of the country this is still identical to the latest version.

Source Corax Topo 2006, derived from LINZ Topo version 13. Crown Copyright Reserved.


RegionsNew Zealand

Technical Details

Layer ID 412
Data type Image/Raster
Resolution 4.000m


Added8 Dec 2008
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Current revision Imported on Dec. 1, 2008 from 896 GeoTIFF sources in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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