The capture phase of the national PGF LiDAR project is well underway across a number of the eight regions involved - Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, Southland, Tasman, Waikato and West Coast. 

The tender process was wrap...

March 12, 2020

Join the Canterbury Maps team in this introductory training webinar to gain an understanding of Canterbury Maps and how it can be of use to you.

This introductory training session has been organised to give users a better understanding of Canterbury Maps and provide peo...

November 25, 2019

Thank you all for sending your answers in for the latest newsetter quiz! There were many of you who emailed in but one who got in first, and that was...

KIM from Waipa District Council

The answer to the quiz was the the beautiful art deco city of Napier. Well done...

New NSLR!!!  Meet your RCA requirements and maintain your data through the new geospatially enabled web application.

The Land Transport Rule, Setting of Speed Limits 2017 (the Rule), divides the responsibility for and ownership of speed limits between organisations at b...

Earthquakes in New Zealand may have had a devastating effect on the Canterbury region in 2010 and 2011 but it has led to a new era of geotechnical data sharing.

Councils, utility and infrastructure companies can increasingly benefit in this sharing.  Read on to find out...

September 25, 2019

LINZ is pleased to release two new pilot datasets on the LINZ Data Service (LDS):

  • NZ River Name Lines (Pilot)

  • NZ River Name Polygons (Pilot)

These are the first openly available rivers datasets providing full coverage of mainland New Zealand with names attrib...

September 5, 2019

You may be aware, LINZ recently undertook an exercise to identify the key datasets, and fitness of those datasets, in relation to resilience and climate change in New Zealand.  One of those priority datasets was coastline.  It was determined that the current national c...

August 15, 2019

The National library and Alexander Turnbull library have published a blog detailing the release of a set of post-1945 aerial photographs from the Whites Aviation collection under the Creative Commons 4.0 (international) Attribution.This means anyone can use these image...

June 25, 2019

Not every day there is something FREE, and WORTHWHILE up for grabs.

The LGGA (Local Government Geospatial Alliance) has kindly received from Eagle Technology,  a FREE entry to the NZ ESRI User Group Conference in Auckland.

This conference offers an excellent opportunity...

May 7, 2019

New Zealand GIS for Emergency Management (NZGIS4EM) continues to evolve and grow with over 400 members in the community now.

Key milestones have been the launch of our website and a recommended symbology standard for the GIS4EM community. Check out for both...

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