Te Reo Māori Web Map
See if you can spot the Te Reo names of your town, notable mountain peaks, lakes, marae locations, rivers, suburbs, bays and international cities and countries.
Please do not embed this map in other websites without permission. Cheers!
About this map
Not content to settle with just a print Te Reo map, I took a shot at creating an interactive, scrollable map of Te Reo Māori place names using Mapbox Studio. To do this, I worked to add as many Te Reo places as I could find to OpenStreetMap (OSM), the open source street map database. There, I tagged as many Māori names as alternate language names as I could find, which ended up being way more than I expected! It took a lot of time and a few months of work on and off to get to the immense level of detail you see on the map below. I hope you enjoy it!
Sources that were used during the research of this map included:
- Land Information New Zealand
- New Zealand Geographic Board
- Te Ara Encyclopedia
- Ngāi Tahu Atlas
- The Reed Dictionary of Maori Place Names by A.W. Reed
- Maori Dictionary
The map is a work in progress. If you see something that could be fixed or added, let me know! Alternatively, you can contribute yourself by adding the location in OpenStreetMap. You can also support my work by purchasing something from my store here.
We now offer Te Reo names as GIS shapefiles for download on our Open Data page.