Whether you're readying yourselves for a known event like a storm or severe flooding; or pulling together resources after an unexpected incident such as an earthquake or widespread fire, having authoritative data available at the click of a button is vital to ensuring your preparedness, response and recovery.
NationalMap’s EM Basemap is an OGC-compliant Web Map Service (WMS) that includes reference data specifically collated for New Zealand’s emergency services and managers. The data content is standardised and consistent across NZ, providing familiarity with the Basemap regardless of the incident or responder locations.
WMS works in all GIS and spatial viewers; it doesn’t require data or software licensing because it publishes images without transmitting object features, which means you can use it straight away without getting into any legal niceties.
No. Like all NationalMap Basemap services for non-commercial users, this WMS service is provided by Critchlow Ltd at no cost in the interests of making our country more resilient.
If you've got immediate access to a GIS, click the button below to submit your details.
You'll also gain access to NationalMap's three other Basemaps - Colourful, Grey and Light.
Don't have access to a GIS? No worries. You can take a look at the Basemap in your browser by clicking the button below. (NB: Because your browser needs to work much harder than a GIS to pull the Basemap through, you'll notice that it's slower and won't look as good as it does in a GIS).