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...

June 18, 2016

Have your say on what datasets should be open The Open Government Information & Data programme has put up a survey to find out what data sets should be open.  

Please enter the survey to click on any or all of the 10 datasets that are there and then add any...

November 24, 2015

A story of success one year on:

A year ago we approached you for your tracks data to have it included in a national dataset of Walking and Biking Tracks.

You and the LGGA project team made this happen and a national tracks dataset has been available from the LINZ data se...

November 24, 2015

Dear GIS users and users of small area data

Statistics New Zealand are currently undertaking a major review of our statistical geographies and will shortly be seeking feedback on these geographies.

The review of the Statistical Standard for Geographic Areas (SSGA) will:


November 23, 2015

Are you a history buff or interested in changes in land use over time?  Then you’ll be glad to hear that LINZ has made a handful of digitised images from the Crown historic aerial photo archive available for download from Flickr.

LINZ has published them to showcase thi...

August 18, 2015

LGGA recently ran a survey to find out about your consents data.  Our aim was to gather information and use this to help improve the way we manage and deliver consents data nationally.

Of the 78 local authorities in New Zealand, 43 organisations took the time to provide...

July 14, 2015

NZ Spatial Excellence Awards

Celebrating Excellence

Following the successful launch of the the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) in 2014 the founding partners are excited to announce that applications for the 2015 awards are now open.
The Aw...

July 1, 2015

Transpower have recently announced the availability via online services of some of its core data layers with a CC BY license. 

This is a great example of organisations sharing their core datasets via online API's through the creative commons licensing model.

This shari...

June 10, 2015

Do you need convincing that releasing geospatial data is the right thing to do for local govt?

Watch this engaging talk from a recent talk on TED to find out why?

You will be convinced, so check out our 'toolkit' page for resources available to help you start the jou...

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