How the imagery can be used

Organisations can use the national imagery datasets (primarily from satellite) for:

  • land management
  • infrastructure planning
  • emergency management
  • the Ministry for the Environment’s intranet GIS applications
  • forest-age assessment
  • land-cover mapping
  • gap-filling aerial photography.

Access provisions

Licensing restrictions vary, but some of the imagery was purchased by the Ministry for the Environment under an “All-of-Government” licence agreement. Agencies qualifying under the “All-of-Government” licensing terms are central, regional and local government, universities and crown research institutes. Agencies contracted to do the work of any of these bodies may be granted limited access at the discretion of the licensor.

Any applicable terms of use and end user license agreements must be signed and strictly adhered to.

National imagery datasets

Sentinel 2 2020 Mainland NZ

Sentinel2 2020 Mainland NZ thumb
Sentinel2 2020 Mainland NZ thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 02 October 2019 to 01 April 2020

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2020 for Sentinel data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2020 Chatham Islands

Sentinel2 2020 Chatham Islands thumb 0
Sentinel2 2020 Chatham Islands thumb 0

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 25 October 2019 to 02 February 2020

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2020 for Sentinel data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2019

Sentinel2 2019 thumb
Sentinel2 2019 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 02 October 2018 to 01 April 2019

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2019 Chatham Islands

Sentinel2 2019 Chatham Islands thumb
Sentinel2 2019 Chatham Islands thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 10 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2018

Sentinel2 2018 thumb
Sentinel2 2018 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 02 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2018 Chatham Islands

Sentinel2 2018 Chatham Islands thumb 0
Sentinel2 2018 Chatham Islands thumb 0

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 25 October 2017 to 22 February 2018

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2017

Sentinel2 2017 thumb
Sentinel2 2017 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 04 October 2016 to 16 March 2017

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2017 Chatham Islands

Sentinel2 2017 Chatham Islands thumb
Sentinel2 2017 Chatham Islands thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 21 December 2016 to 02 February 2017

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 8 2016

Landsat8 2016 thumb
Landsat8 2016 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 02 October 2015 to 28 March 2016

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Sentinel 2 2016

Sentinel2 2016 thumb
Sentinel2 2016 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 18 November 2015 to 17 March 2016

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - produced from European Space Agency remote sensing data

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 8 2015

Landsat8 2015
Landsat8 2015

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 04 October 2014 to 26 March 2015

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOTMaps 2014

SPOTMaps 2014 thumb
SPOTMaps 2014 thumb

Type: Natural Colour (RGB)

Resolution: 1.5m

Capture date range: 26 October 2012 to 01 April 2014

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 450 x geoTIFF (1:50,000 tiles)

Licensing: NZ Organisations - Airbus DS

Access: Email Airbus Defence and Space (Australia)

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 8 2014

Landsat8 2014
Landsat8 2014

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 04 November 2013 to 28 February 2014

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOT 5 2013

SPOT5 2013 thumb
SPOT5 2013 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 02 October 2010 to 15 March 2013

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 7 2013

Landsat7 2013
Landsat7 2013

Landsat 7 2013

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 03 October 2012 to 01 March 2013

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 7 2012

Landsat7 2012
Landsat7 2012

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 04 October 2011 to 29 February 2012

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOT 5 2012 Chatham Islands

SPOT5 2012 Chatham Islands thumb
SPOT5 2012 Chatham Islands thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 21 January 2012

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOT 5 2011

SPOT5 2011 thumb
SPOT5 2011 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 02 October 2010 to 24 March 2011

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 4 x IMG

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

DMC 2010

DMC 2010
DMC 2010

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 22m

Capture date range: 22 December 2009 to 06 May 2010

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x geoTIFF

Licensing: NZ Crown-only - DMC International

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOTMaps 2009

SPOTMaps 2009 thumb
SPOTMaps 2009 thumb

Type: Natural Colour (RGB)

Resolution: 2.5m [synthetic blue band]

Capture date range: 18 January 2008 to 21 June 2009

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 422 x geoTIFF (1:50,000 tiles)

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOT 5 2008 Chatham Islands

SPOT5 2008 Chatham Islands thumb
SPOT5 2008 Chatham Islands thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 11 September 2008 to 13 October 2008

Projection: CITM2000

File format: 1 x IMG

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

SPOT 5 2008

SPOT5 2008 thumb 0
SPOT5 2008 thumb 0

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 10m

Capture date range: 03 November 2006 to 11 April 2008

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: NZ All-of-Government - CNES

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 7 2001

Landsat7 2001 thumb
Landsat7 2001 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 29 September 1999 to 24 February 2003

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]

Landsat 4 1990

Landsat4 1990 thumb
Landsat4 1990 thumb

Type: Multispectral

Resolution: 15m

Capture date range: 14 November 1988 to 24 February 1993

Projection: NZTM2000

File format: 2 x IMG

Licensing: Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand by Ministry for the Environment - Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey

Access: Email the LUCAS team

More information: Metadata Footprints [MfE Data Service]