getting started

You can use GWRC mapping tools to find property, geographical, recreational, locational information and more! To browse our map collection, try the links listed below.

GWRC Map Gallery

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The Map Gallery accesses a variety of web pages to display and query map data for the Greater Wellington Region

GWRC Bathing Water Quality Map Viewer

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In the summer season, you can use this map to see the most recent bathing water quality information for popular bathing sites.

Take our Data

GIS data is freely available to the public through our download service.

Download our map data or connect to web map services to reuse our GIS data.

GWRC Open GIS Data Site

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Search for and download GIS data for your own use.

GWRC regional aerials on LDS

Colour aerial imagery acquired for the region in 2013.

GWRC GIS data on Koordinates

Regional GIS data shared on the Koordinates Data Service site.

Developers looking for mapping data can download our layers and API's by going to our Data Services page.

All data unless specifically stated is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. 

Creative Commons License 

GIS Status

GREEN: no known issues

ADVISORY The GWRC mapping website was updated on Friday 7th April. A new map gallery was introduced to access map pages. The original "Advanced" map viewer has been retired due to declining support for Adobe Flash in modern browsers. It will continue to be available from the Map Gallery until end July 2017 when it will be closed down.

Our News

New detailed streams datasets released

New streams datasets derived from LIDAR survey data have now been released.

Published: 02/08/2016

New topographic base maps released

New large-scale topographic basemaps for the region have been released by GWRC.

Published: 16/06/2016

The GWRC GIS Open Data Site

The GWRC GIS Open Data Site allows users to download their own copies of GIS data.

Published: 16/06/2016


Some other sites of interest to GIS Users are listed below.

All of these sites provide options for data discovery or data supply.

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NZ Government Data Portal

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LINZ Data Service

 Geodata Logo Data Portal

 Koordinates Logo

Koordinates Data Portal

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MfE Data Portal

 LRIS Logo

LRIS Data Portal

Related Sites

Other mapping resources from Local Government in the Region

Many of our partner councils in the Wellington Region provide online GIS mapping systems for public use. These sites are listed below.

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WCC Web map viewer

WCC Open Data Site

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HCC Web map viewer

HCC Historic Aerials Viewer

 PCC Logo

PCC Web map viewer

PCC Open Data Site

 UHCC Logo

UHCC Web map viewer

UHCC Map Services Site

 KCDC Logo

KCDC Web map viewer

KCDC Map Services Site

 Wai Logo

Wairarapa Districts Web map viewer

Wairarapa Maps (new!)



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