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 and 2017.

WAGGIS regional LIDAR on LDS

Regional LIDAR DEM acquired for the region in 2013-14.

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 4.0 International License. 

Creative Commons License 

GIS Status

GREEN: no known issues

ADVISORY Access to mapping pages & services has recently been updated to use secure http connections (i.e. https:). Please update any browser bookmarks to use a secure http prefix for these pages, e.g. Apologies for any inconvenience.

ADVISORY The original "Advanced" map viewer uses Adobe Flash software which is being retired by Adobe and browser suppliers. GWRC will continue to host this legacy viewer whilst it remains of use to the public. We recommend use of our other HTML viewers listed in the GWRC Map Gallery.

Our News

Sea Level Rise mapping site released

To help support our communities prepare for climate change, we have launched a fully integrated sea level rise (SLR) and storm surge map viewer for the region.

Published: 28/06/2019

Recreational trails mapping page released.

Includes walking, tramping and MTB routes in the Wellington Region.

Published: 01/10/2018

New Climate Change Models site launched

The tools reveal the projected future of climate change in the region, based on modelling by NIWA for GWRC.

Published: 01/10/2018


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

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Retrolens Historical Aerials Portal

 Koordinates Logo

Koordinates Data Portal

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MfE Data Portal

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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 Web Map Gallery

WCC Open Data Site

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HCC Web map viewer

HCC Historic Aerials Viewer

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PCC Web map viewer

PCC Open Data Site

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UHCC Web map viewer

UHCC Map Services Site

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KCDC Web maps gallery

 Wai Logo

Wairarapa Maps



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