viewer
@Matt Hi Peter, There are two ways to switch maps in mapspast and I need to know which you are using when this 'greying out' occurs. 1) You can switch basemap series using the layers icon on the map. Maps should never be greyed out. 2) You can u ... (more)
(2020/08/29 22:23)

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TRACED MAP OF MAYOR Is 1950'S
@Ken41 Hi, i was recently given ref to your web page when asking a site re land ownership & like in NZ (I was born Tauranga 1941). It seems your maps are more topographic and very interesting for other research. I did a tracing of a topo map of Mayer ... (more)
(2020/08/22 02:03)


gridelines
@Matt Hi Jason. Short answer: no. The gridlines are part of them map image. The original gridless images for the topo50 series are available to download from LINZ http://linz.govt.nz or Auckland uni: https://geodatahub.library.auckland.ac.nz ... (more)
(2020/08/01 20:42)

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Not showing maps?
@Matt Hi @Tganzrussell. There was a brief interruption to the amazon web services storage which hosts the main mapspast layers around that time. From what I can see the maps are working at present. I am also aware that LINZ airphotos were out ... (more)
(2020/06/12 01:24)

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1969 Alpine areas maps missing
@Matt As far as I'm aware the area was not mapped until the '70s. Please get back to me if you know that they do exist and I'll chase them up.
(2020/03/01 18:03)

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Wellington map order
@Emily Hello, just want to let you know two maps are showing out of chronological order for the south Wellington area (Hawkins Hill/Brooklyn). NZMS15 Hutt-Makara printed 1951 appears before NZMS1 Wellington printed 1950 (listed under 1949 and 1959 respe ... (more)
(2020/01/28 04:01)


Maps to give away
@Mark macdonald hi i will take the lot if thats okay.i live in cambridge but am happy to pay for postage,i do metal detecting as a hobby and are always after maps,regards mark macdonald
(2019/09/08 01:39)

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WMS not working
@Matt Jay Mapspast does not support WMS protocol for accessing our map layers, only TMS. The xml files needed for QGIS to connect to these TMS layers are available under the GIS menu. They must be loaded into QGIS as a 'raster layer' not as a 'WMS l ... (more)
(2018/12/05 05:46)

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sidebar
@Matt Yes. To minimise the sidebar (and maximise the map) click on the 'Map' tab on the right of the screen. To get the sidebar back, click on the 'Info' tab.
(2018/11/23 06:53)

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Map Key
@Matt OK. Map links are now fixed so you can view the original mapsheet complete with key as follows: Click on Maps -> National basemaps Select the decade you want Select the mapsheet you want from the list Click on the link under 'Original scann ... (more)
(2018/11/19 04:50)

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Assistance in locating a historic map
@Sparkless Hi - yes you have come to the wrong site ! Making an appointment to see the map at NatLib counter in Wellington is your only option.
(2018/11/18 04:40)

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Looking for a 1900's map of Wairakei area
@Sparkless Lo there; Can you re-define "Wairakei Area" needs - What would you like to see on the map, and what radius out from Wairakei centre is needed ? e.g. Everything for 10 mile radius ? 20 mile radius ?
(2018/11/17 20:57)

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QGIS XML file for NZMS260 1999
@Matt Fixed. It should work ok now - sorry about that.
(2018/11/03 22:01)

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Georeferecing files
@Matt @Brian - can you clarify what you mean by not working? I've just tested the pgw and prj downloads for a default sized map and got valid downloads for both on samsung browser (andriod) and chrome (debian). Could you let me know what fails (no dow ... (more)
(2018/05/05 04:45)

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New accounts issues
@Matt I've fixed a couple of issues with the sign-up page. If you've recently tried to create an account and not received the activation email then let me know at mattbriggs@yahoo.com and I'll activate the account manually. Please specify that your acc ... (more)
(2018/03/18 02:04)


Publication
@Matt Thanks for pointing that out @mutint. The sign-up page had dropped off my list of things to check prior to releasing updates. I'll get that sorted.
(2017/12/31 23:06)

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license
@Matt For town maps you would want the NZMS16 series - this has the original maps/plans for most regional towns in NZ. Not sure if that includes the big cities though. I suggest you poke around on http://gdh.auckland.ac.nz to locate the maps yo ... (more)
(2017/12/04 06:46)

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Map Error
@George griffiths On the true left of Blakistons Stream, a tributary of the Broken River in North Canterbury a hut is marked near a fence line. Co-ordinates are 1512274.95 5215438.99 NZTM (E,N) The hut is shown on NZMS 260 1999, NZTM Topo 2009 and LINZ Topo50. ... (more)
(2017/12/03 17:19)


Will you be adding the missing decades between 1920 and 1950?
@Matt NZMS13 1929 maps are now here! Look for them in the layer selector.
(2017/10/20 20:25)

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Tongariro Park Map 273-04?
@Matt @Chris The full set of NZMS273 maps are now on GDH at Auckland Uni. I've started to bring them into mapspast, including the B-side 1:12500 Ruapehu maps you requested.
(2017/07/29 11:09)

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