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NZ Topo Plus

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NZ Topo Plus

Topographic maps of New Zealand.
A set of Topo maps for the whole of NZ at 25k and 50k scales.

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NZ Topo Plus

We're fortunate in NZ to have some really good government produced topographic maps. This set includes these Topo50 maps PLUS we've added valuable information to make them even better and more accurate.

Two sets are available; NZ Topo Plus and NZ Topo Hunt.

Both sets include a modified Topo50 map and a High Definition Topo25 map for even more clarity and detail.

The Topo250 map is included free with the free Memory-Map app.

mapping software

You can load the maps to two PC's and two Mobile Devices that you own.
All Memory-Map software is FREE so no additional software purchase is necessary. 

See here for full details

  • Order the DVD pack online
  • NZ $99.99
  • Web Shop
  • Download NZ Topo Plus or Hunt. Prices from...
  • AU $29.95
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What is Topo Plus?

The Land Information NZ (LINZ) Topo50 maps are a fundamental necessity to anyone exploring NZ countryside or going bush. But they're not without some limitations. The casual outdoor adventurer may be unaware that NOT all tracks, huts and campsites are shown on these government maps. And the tracks that are shown may no longer exist, entrance and exit point may have moved or they might run over private land closed to the public and otherwise be impassable. Experiencing these sort of problems can put a serious downer on a good day out.

What we've done is to add in the Dept of Conservation (DOC) data to provide visual info on the correct position of verified and maintained tracks. So when you see a track marked with a purple dotted line, you can be reasonably sure it does exist, it is where it is shown to be and it is passable. Also included and overlaid on the maps are the DOC managed Huts and Campsites.

PLUS - We've included a High Definition Topo map at 1:25,000 scale. This really gets down to the detail and is an ideal scale for tramping or getting around town.

What is Topo Hunt?

It’s the same as Topo Plus. It includes the same Topo50 and Topo25 maps with the addition of the DOC Hunting Blocks to the Hunting edition of the Topo50 map. Thats the only diference.

The boundary of the hunting blocks is overlaid and displayed on the Topo50 map. This is a significant asset in helping hunters plan and scope out new places to apply for a hunting permit.

When used as a moving map complete with GPS (i.e. on a smartphone), hunters can see their position in relation to the boundary of any given hunting block. This helps hunters avoid the legal complications of straying onto private property or otherwise outside of the licenced block. 

 

NZ Topo50 Plus map

Topo50 Plus Map

An example of the standard Topo50 map augmented and corrected with DoC track, hut and campsite data.

 

NZ Topo25 map

NZ Topo25 map

This is the same valley on the 25,000 scale map. Of course we can only see 1/4 of the coverage in this same small window but see how much more detail you can pick out from the otherwise crowded 50,000 scale map. 

One of the things we deliberately left off this map was any hill shading. So it may look a little bland at first glance. This is to keep the file size down to a manageable level. It’s 4 times the size of the 50k map and if it were 4 time the weight, that would be about 16GB. As it is, it weighs in at only 4GB. Hill shading is applied in the 3D view (below) and can be applied as an option in any printed output from the PC app.

 

NZ Topo25 map in 3D

Topo25 map in 3D

The 3D view of the 25k map (the same valley) is awesome and again, so much more refined than the 50k in 3D (shown below).

Note - 3D view is only available on a Windows PC

 

Comparing Topo25 with Topo50

Comparing Topo25 with Topo50

As an example of the value of this High Definition Topo25 map, imagine you wanted to find the exact spot where the flag is. Perhaps it marks a geocache, possum trap or bait station. On the 50k map it looks like you are on top of it but it’s still 25m away. On the 25k map, you really can walk right up to it, to within the tolerance of the GPS accuracy at least (+/-5m).

 

NZ Topo25 is also a street map

Topo25 is also street map

At 25,000 scale the streets can be seperated and named. The index that acompanies this map set also includes all NZ street and road names, so you can look anything up and see it on screen.

 

NZ Topo50 Hunt map

Topo50 Hunt map

We moved a short distance to find this example of the Hunting block boundary. This shows the boundaries of the DOC hunting blocks but they are too big to show as a whole in this little window. The yellow side of the line is inside the block.

 

NZ Topo50 Hunt map in 3D

Topo50 Hunt map in 3D

In this 3D view of the Topo50 Hunt map you can see the difficulty Hunters have in knowing where the hunting block boundaries are in real life. In this example you can see that the boundary follows no natural feature of fence line. Nevertheless, it’s the Hunters responsibility to know which side of the line he is permited to pull the trigger. 

Note - 3D view is only available on a Windows PC

 

How to Buy

For most things in life you pay for the goods before you get them. We prefer to do it the other way round.

Get the maps first - Try them - then Buy them

There are two ways to buy; in-app or out-app.

In-app - Simply download and install the app and maps to your device as explained below. You will be prompted to create an account or sign in to your existing Memory-Map user account.

You will be offered a free demo period so you can make sure these are the maps you want to buy and keep. When the demo period runs out, you will be prompted to buy and presented with the purchase options. Or you can select "Map Licenses" in the app settings and buy the licence at any time. An internet connection is required to complete the transaction. 

Out-app - Simply follow the links below. Purchases made here credit your Memory-Map user account with Activation rights for your selected map packages. 

Notes - What you are buying is a licence to use the map package on the chosen platform(s). When you replace or upgrade your hardware, you may migrate licenses from old to new at any time.

In-app purchases on an Apple device restricts the platform choice to iOS only but allows you up to 5 activations.

 

Please Note

This complete map set is over 8 GB

This is not delivered to you in one go. You will need to select the areas you want to download.

Please watch the Tutorial Movie on the subject.

How to download and install NZ Topo

View this web page on the device you want to install the maps on.

1 - Get The App 

Get the PC app - Click here

Get the Android app -  Touch here

Get the iPhone and iPad app - Touch here

2 - Download the NZ Topo Plus/Hunt package:

View this web page on the device you want to install the maps on.
Download and open the package file from the links below

NZ Topo Plus - For the PC and Android  - Click here
NZ Topo Hunt - For the PC and Android  - Click here

NZ Topo Plus - For the iPhone and iPad  - Touch here
NZ Topo Hunt - For the iPhone and iPad  - Touch here

3 - Watch this Tutorial Video for greater understanding of how to manage and download maps.