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New Zealand Place Names Database (Archived)

Updated Frequency: Now archived. Historical.

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Contact Name: Land Information New Zealand

Contact Phone: 0508 447-669

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Instant Access: Yes
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License: Crown Copyright
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Free: Yes
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The New Zealand Place Names Database contains place names that appear on LINZ’s Topographic NZMS260 map series. Official names are listed in the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names. Get help finding names.

Note that maintenance of the database, previously known as the New Zealand Geographic Place Names database, ended on 31 October 2008.

The database includes details such as position (latitude and longitude) and spelling of place names that appear on LINZ topographic maps. The names on topographic maps are not all official names approved by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). Similarly, not all official names appear on topographic maps.

You can search the database below or download a dataset. You can also search for names appearing on New Zealand topographic maps on NZTopoOnline.

Last Editied: 2009-07-02 00:55:41


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