Seven new and updated New Zealand lidar datasets available

Mar 6, 2024

Five new, and two updated Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) datasets are now available through OpenTopography. These datasets are available through an ongoing collaboration between OpenTopography and LINZ as part of the LINZ National Elevation Program. These datasets collectively add over 18,000 km2 of high resolution topographic data over New Zealand (see areas in red on map below).

Find the data here:


LINZ coverage for new datasets
Spatial coverage of new LINZ datasets in red.



Downtown Gisborne 3D point cloud colored by RGB values from imagery. (Data from: Gisborne, New Zealand 2023)



Mt Bradley
Hillshade of the saddle between Mount Bradley and Mount Herbert/Te Ahu Patiki with contours overlaid. (Data from: Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand 2023)



3D Point Cloud
3D point cloud colored by elevation. (Data from: Waimakariri, Canterbury, New Zealand 2023)