The Basemap Gallery is an 'on-screen' widget that houses a number of different basemaps for you to switch between to suit your mapping purpose. These include New Zealand aerial imagery and an NZ topographic map. There are also canvas maps which are useful for when you want a simplified backdrop.
- Aerial – displays a photographic view from above.
- Topographic - displays a topographic map view, including contour lines, geographical features, roads and places.
- Canvas map(s) – displays a blank map view with only the outline of land and features. This is useful for viewing individual layers such as property or administrative boundaries without other map features. Place and road names are visible.
- Community map - a simplified topographic map (without contour lines).