Help

Kia ora, and welcome to maps help

We designed this guide for users of all skill levels, to familiarise themselves with Our Maps and the new Pocket Maps mobile app. The advice includes basic navigation and map tools, saving maps, advanced tools and learning more about our data, layers and information.  If you have any suggestions or feedback for this guide, you can leave your feedback here. 

How to use the help guide

You can visit each section in the order below, to make the most of this help guide. You can also visit specific topics in this guide easily and browse each area. If you need to go back or visit a previous section or sub-section, be sure to use the top navigation (breadcrumbs) as pictured below. Screenshot of the help guide nav bar

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Pocket Maps help

A help guide to using the mobile app Pocket Maps. Learn about the different tools available on the app and how to make the most use out of them.

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about

About Our Maps

Learn about Our Maps and why they can be useful for helping you find out more about public access to the outdoors, in Aotearoa.

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map layout

Map layout

An overview of the map layout, features, functionality, and map tools available.

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navigation

Navigation

How to use the map viewer, navigate, search and inspect layers and information.

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map tools

Map tools

Learn about basic and advanced mapping tools; from switching basemaps, to drawing running routes to exporting GPX hunting locations for GPS devices.

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login

Login and save maps

Learn the basics of logging in to Our Maps, creating maps and saving them for future use.

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gis data

GIS Data

Learn more about the layers and data behind Our Maps. Further information on updates, map services, and our data use disclaimer.

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