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...

June 8, 2015

Recently the NZ Geospatial Office, who convene a Geospatial Capability Committee, held a High Country hi-tech Virtual Field Trip for schools introducing GIS concepts to schools and capturing the kids interest in attending with a competition about drones.  It sounds lik...

June 3, 2015

Just a reminder that our consents survey closes this Friday (5th June).

We have received an 18% response rate so far, but we were hoping we can do better than that.

You can see below which councils sent us a survey, many thanks!

Can you please spare 5 minutes to compl...

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