Thanks first to Matthew and for years of information, distraction, and for providing the first and best NZ tramping website. This site aims to fill a hole in the information on NZ Tramper, not to surplant it.

Maps are from LINZ. “Source: Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and licensed by LINZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence."

Elevation data is from NZSoSDEM. A 15m horizontal resolution elevation model produced by the School of Surveying at the University of Otago. This has been generalised to 30m resolution for use in this website.

Hut locations are sourced from DOC, downloaded via

This website uses the following software, all of which is open source and free:
- Ububtu linux
- Apache web server
- Ruby on Rails + Passenger
- PostGreSQL database
- PostGIS - geodatabase functionality for PostGreSQL
- RGeo - GIS adaptor for ruby/rails
- MapServer - serving route and point data
  (a simple TMS directory structure is used for serving topo map tiles)
- OpenLayers - client-side map rendering
- Proj4 - client-side projection / grid-reference conversions
- NicEdit - client-side formatted text editor used in stories
Additionally the following were used for processing data used here:
- GDAL - projecting, stitching and tiling maps, DEM and DOC hut data 
- QGIS - georeferencing LINZ 'small-scale maps'

Images and icons used come from:
  (and others)

Created by: Madpom on 2014-11-05 17:26:54. Last updated: 2015-08-25 20:38:17 View history