NZLookDEMUp: New Zealand Digital Elevation Model Lookup Service


This is an application to do a lookup from a digital elevation model (DEM) for New Zealand. The DEM used is NZSoSDEM v1, which covers the whole of New Zealand at a spatial resolution of 15m. This DEM was generated by fractal interpolation of LINZ topographic data from the NZTopo database. It was created by the School of Surveying at the University of Otago and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.


Columbus J, Sirguey P and Tenzer R (2011). A free, fully assessed 15-m DEM for New Zealand. Survey Quarterly 66, 16-19.

How to use

  1. Submit a series of series of latitude and longitude pairs in the form below. These should be in standard decimal format. Formats accepted are:
    -36.878070, 174.764310


Locations Path
Number of samples Interpolation step size (in m)