Aerial photography

Aerial and Satellite photography

The whole of the Far North District has now been flown twice once by plane and once by satellite and we have these images loaded into our websites.  The contract has now been completed and on request a map can be supplied or you can go to Far North Maps and make your own maps. 

High Level Photography

A new contract for High level Photography has been let for updated photography, of the District this will be available in the coming months of 2015. The flying was completed in the summer of 2014/2015 and we await the delivery of the images.

All of the District has now been completed. However the time frame of the flying dates covered 6 years.

  • The Central portion of the District was flown in March 2000 (Lake Omapere to Kaimaumau)
  • The Northern portion of the District was flown in April 2003 (Kaimaumau to The Cape)
  • The Southern portion of the District was flown in January 2006 (Lake Omapere to the Southern boundary)

The scale that was used for high level photography was 1:5000. This means that the smallest pixel or definable point is 1.25 metres. This is a useful scale for resource management however does not produce an adequate print for urban planning or asset management. This would require a scale of between 1:500 and 1:1000. 

Low Level Photography

Low level photography is available for: East Coast, Houhora, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Ngawha, Okiato, Paihia, Pukenui, Russell, Totara North, Whangaroa. This was flown at various times during 2002.  

The scale that was used for low level photography was 1:500. This means that the smallest pixel or definable point is 0.12 metres. 

Satellite Imagery

This was captured in 2008/2009 and can be viewed on Far North Maps along with the imagery listed above. The scale that was used was 1:2500. This means that the smallest pixel or definable point is 0.6 metres.