Terms of Use

These are the Terms of Use (Terms) of the S-Map Online website and its content which are provided by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

Please note that these new terms of use replaced the previous terms in December 2015.

Terms of Use of the Content

Landcare Research has compiled the maps and factsheets available on this site from information derived from numerous sources. The information may not be complete, correct or up to date. We do not accept responsibility for any actions taken in reliance on it or consequences arising from the use of it.

The maps and factsheets you can view and download from this website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 New Zealand License (BY-NC-ND).

This licence allows you to use the maps, factsheets and data taken from the site for non-commercial purposes only. (If you wish to use material from this site for commercial purposes, please contact us.)  If you remix, transform, or build upon material from this site, you may not distribute the modified material. The full terms of the licence are available here.

Among other things, the licence also provides that:

  • Except as required by law or as otherwise agreed in writing between the us, the maps, factsheets and data made available through this site are licensed by Landcare Research on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
  • Subject to any liability that may not be excluded or limited by law, Landcare Research shall not be liable on any legal basis (including without limitation negligence) and expressly excludes all liability for loss or damage howsoever and whenever caused to you.

Terms of Use of the Website

The S-map website is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part except under licence from Landcare Research.

By using this site you agree, and are deemed, to be bound by the following Terms. If you choose not to be bound by the following Terms, then Landcare Research does not grant you the right to use this site.

You acknowledge that Landcare Research acts as the provider of this website.

You agree that you will not attempt to alter this site or employ any robot, spider, or other device or process or means whatever to use this site for any unauthorised purposes. You agree not to:

  • make excessive traffic demands;
  • deliver viruses or forward any other system that is of a destructive nature or capable of so being whether alone or in combination;
  • otherwise engage in any other behaviour that may be reasonably expected to inhibit other users from using and enjoying the site; or
  • damage or destroy the reputation of Landcare Research.

Landcare Research accepts no obligation to monitor the use of this site. However, Landcare Research reserves the right to disclose any information as required by law, to block access to you, your agents, associates or your company and take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to prevent any breach of these terms and conditions or any breach of applicable laws. Landcare Research will also in its absolute discretion fully co-operate with the relevant authorities with respect to any investigation of suspected unlawful activity or violation of the website's security.

Landcare Research does not warrant that the S-map Online website or on the internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from this site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Landcare Research is not responsible for any information contained on sites that this website provides links to nor any third party content that can be accessed through this website. The inclusion of any link to a website is not an endorsement of the linked site.

You also acknowledge that Landcare Research may suspend the operation of the S-map Online website for repair or maintenance work or in order to update or vary the contents or functionality of the website.

You accept that access to or use of the S-map Online website or services or pages linked to it will not necessarily be uninterrupted or error free.

Landcare Research reserves the right to modify or terminate the S-map Online website for any reason without notice at any time.

Enquiries or Complaints

If you have any enquiries or complaints about the information or services provided by this website then please address them to:

Dr David Medyckyj-Scott
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442


We will only record your email address if you send us a message. Your email address, if supplied to us, will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

These Terms were last updated on 15 December 2015.