July 10, 2018

A national Geospatial Capability Committee exists to promote GIS as a career. Representatives are from local government, the Department of Conservation, Land Information NZ, Universities, Eagle and SIBA.  


The committee produces curriculum related geospatial...

August 7, 2017

By Dr Kristin Stock - Director, Geoinformatics Collaboratory & Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Massey University

Massey University has recently established the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory. The Collabora...

August 7, 2017

If you heading to Auckland for the NZEUC you may want to come along to Duane’s Wilkins presentation on Monday the 14th of August. For more information and to register for this event visit Eventbrite.

March 28, 2017

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and NIWA have been working with regional councils on how they can make rivers data more useful. 

Both organisations recently held a workshop with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Environment Southland, and Waikato Regional Council whic...

December 6, 2016

A historic imagery scanning project has been beavering away digitising the Crown aerial imagery archive in the interest of long term preservation, easier access, and better use of this valuable national resource. This current project underway involves digitising more t...

November 17, 2016

By the very nature of the title, it sounds like we can pack up the tent, the kids and fishing rods and head off to camp where we like and enjoy a holiday.

However that’s not quite the full story.  There are actually places where we can’t park.  Department of Internal Af...

August 17, 2016

Yesterday Glen Clarkin, Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Sarah Cowell, Statistics New Zealand gave an update on the LGGA Building Consents project at the Esri Conference.

The aim of the project is to create an open, national spatial dataset of Building Consent...

August 16, 2016

For those of you at the Esri Conference, be sure to head to Epsom 1&2 at 4:30pm today to hear a more detailed update on LGGA.

If your Council is not listed below, we would encourage you to attend this session to find out more about the national tracks data structure, wh...

August 15, 2016

Day 1 at the Esri Conference saw Gill Lawrence present an LGGA update at the Esri Local Government Special Interest Session.

Gill shared progress of our LGGA Historical Imagery Project.

At June 2016 150,000 images have been scanned and delivered.  It is estimated that Au...

June 20, 2016

Getting Back on Track

In November 2014, the Local Government Geospatial Alliance (LGGA) and LINZ published our combined tracks data as a national dataset on the LINZ Data Service.  This national dataset has been well used  by Central and Local Government agencies, for e...

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