What is the Geographical Information System (GIS)? Our online mapping system - SMART Maps - provides ‘layers’ of information on that property including; District Plan Zones eg hazard, flooding, wind, splash, spray. Development standards eg yard setback, height, site coverage. Front lots and rear lots. Utilities and infrastructure eg pipes, roads. Archeological and heritage sites. Covenant maps. Landscape and Contour data. Legal boundaries. Wind zones and regions - link to BRANZ web viewer How do I use it? Google Chrome or Firefox are the best browsers to use GIS Maps. How do I get a hard copy map? You can request a hard copy of a Council map for a standard print charge. You may be charged extra for complex or time consuming requests. Applications are subject to legislative and privacy constraints. Disclaimers may apply to the accuracy and currency of data in the maps. Maps are copyright of the Council.