"The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing in an expansion of 3D mapping to support major development projects and improve land use management in the regions"
The Regional Economic Development Minister has declared that up to $19 million will be invested into increasing LiDAR coverage across New Zealand. This helps to relieve pressure off councils facing cost pressures and makes this valuable data accessible nationwide.
The information that LiDAR data can give people is invaluable. To name a few things, understanding the risk of flooding in certain areas, improving environmental management, impacts of sea level rise and increasing agricultural productivity.
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