Far From Any Road

Dec 2018

A map of places in New Zealand more than a kilometre from the nearest road.
Much of the South Island is bright yellow, while the North Island is mostly as black as the roads that cover it. The pole of inaccessibility – the furthest point from any road – is north of Queenstown, in Mt Aspiring National Park.

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Software: QGIS, ArcGIS Pro

Data: OpenStreetMap (road dataset), LINZ (topographic data), NIWA (bathymetric data)