one map scale wrong
@Matt Thanks - will reprocess that layer.
(2022/03/19 04:04)


1 inch to 1 mile series
@Matt The NZMS1 maps do not appear to include Stewart Island. I've not tracked down 1" maps for Stewart Island, though there are many dozens of other NZMS map series and one or another may include Stewart Island. Let me now if you find it! Most NZM ... (more)
(2022/01/02 04:15)


1939 Base Map
@Matt All the maps shown on this site are released by LINZ under the creative commons NZ license. You can download the maps on the site using the download symbol (top-right). You can also view the original individual scanned map sheets by locat ... (more)
(2022/01/02 04:12)

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MapsPast in ArcGIS Pro
@Cecilia latham Hi, Thanks so much for putting this amazing resource together. It is great to have all these historical maps available. I have managed to connect to the basemaps using qGIS, but I was wondering whether there is also a way of connecting using ArcG ... (more)
(2021/11/18 22:23)


need any NZMS topomaps Canty
@Grant hunter Hi there. i have been given a selection of NZMS1s 1960s/70s for the SI, mostly Canterbury. Are you missing any for scanning?
(2021/09/10 09:58)


1889 cadastrals
@Dave nevin Hi, brilliant resource. I see APL has Block V Russell SD, 1889 :-) And, Waikato Uni has a list of all the 1;25,000 sheets NZMS2A ? but perhaps these are only a rescale of 1 inch mile topos? cheers Dave Nevin
(2021/07/27 04:50)


Road Names
@Matt You might look at the original town plans at geodatahub: https://geodatahub.library.auckland.ac.nz/gdr/#maps-nzms Series NZMS-16 is probably the series you'd need if the streets are urban/suburban. If they are further out of town than th ... (more)
(2021/02/24 06:15)

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Could you share topo50-2019 xml for QGIS
@Matt 2019 layer is now available for QGIS. As Arcbrutile is no longer free/opensource I can no longer test or maintain the arcbrutile maps for ArcGIS.
(2021/02/24 06:09)

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viewer
@Peter dare Thank you No, I think you have worked hard enough! without recording the reliability data! Yes, the original data shows the whole of the map (although as a TIFF...it seems. Hard work for me...). Scanned sheets- I wonder what happened to the orig ... (more)
(2020/10/18 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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