29 September 2011
New Offshore NZ Islands Maps Released
August 2011 saw the release of new maps depicting New Zealand's offshore islands, more accurately than ever before. All New Zealand offshore islands are included in this release, these are Auckland Islands, Kermadec Islands, Snares Islands / Tini Heke, Bounty, Antipodes Island Group and Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku.
Most of these islands were last mapped in the late 1970s using old imagery acquired by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Data collection and mapping technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds since then. The data and processes LINZ used to create these maps are more accurate than was possible with previous offshore island mapping, making it easier to produce the maps at the most appropriate scale.