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Map of all unsealed roads in New Zealand

Thanks to @jonibarteam for kicking off this project and @ray_taylor, @frotz, @simon_Kerr and @Isaac_Bain for jumping in and adding their expertise.

Huge thanks to @eric_yu for picking this up and getting it working on a new service after Google discontinued the Fusion Tables service the original map was hosted on.

The map below shows all ‘metal’ roads in NZ over 5km long.

By default the map only shows metal roads longer than 5km. To see all metal roads in New Zealand click “Map & Tool” then the “Layers and Legend” option in the upper-right corner and enable the “nz_metal_roads_all” layer.

If the map is too slow loading on this page, you can access the map directly here.

This map is based off data provided by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), changes to a roads status since the LINZ data was last updated e.g roads being sealed or temporarily or permanently closed will not be reflected in the map below.

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  • #13662
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    Rank: 650cc Rider

    How do we adjust this if bits are missing ?

    #13663
    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Bike: R1200GS
    Rank: 650cc Rider

    Bits Will be missing, because this is sourced from LINZ, the best way us to note it and inform LINZ.
    We then refresh the data from them.

    Cheers
    Joao

    #13907
    SteveX
    Participant
    • Town/City: Te Aroha
    • Bike: Honda CRF100L Africa Twin & Suzuki DRZ400E
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks guys – a really useful resource. Loads into Basecamp without issues. Cheers!

    #17851
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I am wondering if, how and when this map gets updated.

    I know some of it is out of date. For example, the bottom end of SH22 from Pukekohe to the Raglan road, is all sealed road. I rode this twice in the last week. The map shows a large section of it (Ohautira Road) as unsealed.

    #17854
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    It would need to be updated manually by @isaac_bain, the LINZ data would need to be downloaded again and Isaac had to do a bit of data manipulation last time to make it usable and relevant.

    #17855
    Isaac Bain
    Participant
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    I’d be happy to update it, if there were some large-ish areas that have since changed. It is probably not worth manually altering individual roads, so we would need the LINZ road centrelines dataset (where we source the road surface information) to first reflect any actual road surface changes.

    In the case of this particular road; the LINZ road dataset (updated 13-FEB-2017) is still showing the same information as the map.

    #17856
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Thanks Isaac. I guess there’s not a lot of reasons for linz to update the dataset.
    Can I suggest that the page/map is tagged to say some roads may be sealed by now? Its still a great planning resource.

    #18749
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @OldBeer said:
    Thanks Isaac. I guess there’s not a lot of reasons for linz to update the dataset.
    Can I suggest that the page/map is tagged to say some roads may be sealed by now? Its still a great planning resource.

    Sorry I missed this, I’ve added a proviso statement above the map to reflect that this is possible.

    This map is based off data provided by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), changes to a roads status since the LINZ data was last updated e.g roads being sealed or temporarily or permanently closed will not be reflected in the map below.

    #22560
    whiZZard
    Participant
    • Town/City: Auckland
    • Bike: DRZ400
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hi All,

    Apologies if this has already been answered or is patently obvious, but does anyone have a kml/gpx/xml version of the unsealed roadset (either/both the >1km or >5km) for offline usage when traveling these great roads?

    I live past Titirangi and am keen to do more exploring.

    Also happy to host it out of my dropbox account if it helps.

    Cheers,
    whiZZard

    #22561
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    We played around with KML/GPX files in the early days of putting this together for displaying on the website but the files were huge, like 25mb per Island so they didn’t even load up on the page as the browser timed out. I don’t have copies of the KML files anymore sorry.

    #22578
    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Bike: R1200GS
    Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi,

    Not exactly the version that is on the site… because as Eddie says there was a lot of trimming due to size. but here you have it.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/iefzq2m103g4f1i/North%20Island%20Unsealed%20Roads.kml?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yk1ja8m0elhjrkq/South%20Island%20Roadsparsed.kml?dl=0

    If you find one that is not on the site, please map it and send it in.

    happy riding.

    #24817
    whiZZard
    Participant
    • Town/City: Auckland
    • Bike: DRZ400
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    Wicked! Thank you Joao!

    Thank you for the reply too Eddieb!

    I have popped them up into dropbox as well (for replication):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0y48fwu7ejyol6/North%20Island%20Unsealed%20Roads.kml?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmfz7dj8my06tx0/South%20Island%20Roadsparsed.kml?dl=0

    Again, spectacular work and thank you to all of the contributers!

    #28441
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @jonibarteam @ray_taylor, @frotz, @simon_Kerr, @isaac_bain

    This data is currently hosted and presented via a Google Fusion table. I’ve had an email from Google that Fusion tables are to be decommissioned this time next year with a new alternative product available sometime next year.

    #31558
    Hanafi
    Participant
    • Town/City: Auckland
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    If you had to pick your favourite unsealed road, 1 in the North Island, 1 in the South Island. What would it be?

    I’m currently constructing a couple of touring itineraries and am interested to hear what this community thinks is a must-see

    #31560
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hi Hanafi. If you dont get many replies to this, it might be better to ask for recommendations in specific areas you intend to visit. I see from your other post you are looking to make up a 12 or 18 day trip. You cannot do all of NZ in that time so where are you going to go? There are good roads everywhere. If you are looking for scenic and mountains, fly to CHCH and spend all your time in the South Island. There’s a bike hire place in Cromwell which is very central to all the good stuff down there. Happy to be corrected by any locals who want to contribute to this of course (I’m in Auckland).

    If you intend to spend any time north of Auckland, there are nice gravel roads, mostly in the bits between Auckland and Kaikohe. North of that the roads are mostly sealed, with a few exceptions. I’m happy to make some suggestions if you end up going there!

    What time of year is this trip??

    Cheers

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