New Zealand geospatial research and development priorities and opportunities

Over 200 people got together in 2014 to identify the priorities and opportunities for geospatial research and development in New Zealand, resulting in guidance that helps connect researchers with what end users need.

Geospatial information allows us to grow more productive businesses, and to deliver social and health services more efficiently. It helps us to manage our natural resources more sustainably and to manage risk and respond to disasters more effectively.

It has the potential to add so much to the social, cultural, environmental and economic fabric of New Zealand.

In 2014, we held fourteen themed workshops to help identify the priorities and opportunities for geospatial research and development (R&D) in New Zealand.

Over 200 participants attended these workshops, which focused on identifying key themes for where geospatial R&D would deliver the biggest benefits for end users.

The results of these workshops has been distilled and analysed, and form the basis of the Geospatial Research and Development Priorities and Opportunities ­– a set of three documents providing an overview of the opportunities for geospatial R&D, and the priorities for research in this area.

These documents connect researchers with what end users have said they need to support their activities, for example helping them find the best spot for intensifying affordable housing, or informing how infrastructure can be managed more effectively.

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Last Updated: 7 December 2015