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Web Services

What Data Can I Download?

This page enables you to download and use Napier City Council GIS data in your own GIS application, or within Google Earth. You are able to use a live feed or save and use offline in your own time.
There are three methods available on this page, WMS, WFS or KML.

Available data includes Parcel, Scheme Plan Approved Subdivisions, Addresses, Parking, Dog Exercise Areas, District Plan Zones, Heritage Buildings, Election Wards and Contours.

All data unless specifically stated is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License.

For comprehensive National Datasets, visit the LINZ Data Service.The LINZ data service enables downloads in GIS formats, CAD formats, Google Earth and CSV.

WMS Service

What is a WMS Service?

A Web Map Service (WMS) is a technology that allows you to retrieve GIS data direct from us over the internet, and display the data as a raster image in your own GIS applications.

This innovation is based on a specification from the Open GIS Consortium (OGC).

Accessing our WMS Service

To access our WMS service use the following address in your GIS application:

  • http://www.gis.napier.govt.nz/geoserver/wms?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities

WFS Service

What is a WFS Service?

A Web Feature Service (WFS) is a technology that allows you to retrieve GIS data direct from us over the internet, and display the data in your own GIS applications.

WFS is similar to WMS which allows a client to overlay map images from multiple services over the internet.
But while a WMS Server provides raster based maps, a WFS Server provides raw coordinate data that the client uses to produce a map.

This innovation is based on a specification from the Open GIS Consortium (OGC)

Accessing our WFS Service

To access our WFS service use the following address in your GIS application:

  • http://www.gis.napier.govt.nz/geoserver/wfs?service=WFS&request=GetCapabilities

Click on the example below to view the URL of the Address Point WFS;

Napier City Council AddressPoints

KML Service

What is a KML Service?

KML is a technology that allows you to retrieve GIS data direct from us over the internet, and display the data in Google Earth.

This innovation is based on a specification from Google.

Accessing our KML Service

To access our KML service in Google Earth use the links below:

Tip: The links will display quicker if you find your location first in Google Earth and then use this page to launch the KML data.

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While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

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