The service is provided by the Environment Canterbury Regional Council, a regional authority within New Zealand. It exposes geographic information service (GIS) data for open public access. GIS services available include OGC-compliant map services for standardized access by GIS clients and applications. Datasets make available aerial photography, regional planning zones, natural resources profiles, and more.
API methods support access to a number of interrelated datasets, including color aerial photographs and planning zone boundaries. Natural resources within the region are documented, as are existing permitted uses. Environmental monitoring stations and other facilities are mapped.