A series of black and white colouring maps depicting a series of New Zealand towns and cities, as seen in the New Zealand Herald.

Key Points

  • These maps were featured in an article and quiz on the New Zealand Herald.
  • Data from OpenStreetMap was used to create a schematic like map layout of various New Zealand cities
  • Reckon you have a good eye for locations? Have a go at identifying them in the quiz!

These maps were inspired by similar maps created by Gretchen Peterson in her book 'City Maps: A colouring book for adults', which included cities from all over the world. Sadly, no New Zealand cities were included, so I decided to have a go at making my own Kiwi versions instead. 

It was an interesting challenge to map in black in white, as many of the maps I had completed previously took advantage of the variety of colour tools available. 

You are welcome to download the selection of colouring maps on this page and colour them in yourselves!

 

Additional Information

Data: OpenStreetMap, Christchurch City Council

Software: QGIS

 

Auckland CBD

Christchurch CBD

Check out some of my other maps below:

New Zealand State Highway Metro Map

New Zealand's State Highways as you've never seen them before, represented in the style of the iconic London Underground Tube map.

Christchurch Typography Map

A map of Christchurch's layout represented beautifully using typography.

Topographic Maps

Renditions of New Zealand's varied and dynamic topographic landscape, often taking inspiration from historical maps.

NZ City Colouring Maps

A series of black and white colouring maps depicting a series of New Zealand towns and cities, as seen in the New Zealand Herald.

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