New Zealand Geospatial Office Blog

One of the pillars to a successful spatial data infrastructure is achieving a consensus amongst people for, say, the adoption of standards, or agreement on terminology and definitions.

Published Date: 
7 November 2013

On behalf of the New Zealand Geospatial Office, I wish to advise we will soon be moving our content – including this blog - from this website to the site.

Published Date: 
25 June 2013

The annual Spatial Industry Salary Survey is an important event for individuals and businesses in the industry. Results of the survey – carried out by the Spatial Industry Statistics Program - are available publicly at no cost.

Published Date: 
7 June 2013

Increasingly, information communities are discovering the significance of geographic information standards to help improve data quality and sharing through online services. Various geo-science communities have been leaders in this field.

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2 May 2013

Did you miss these videos? Direction Magazine's Editor in chief Joe Francica selects the five best from the fall 2012.

1. Ed Parsons at Google PinPoint London 2012 - Google Maps Business

Ed Parsons' keynote session at Google PinPoint London 2012. Ed's fascinating views on using location data for business: past, present and future.

Published Date: 
19 December 2012

Land Information New Zealand has recently partnered with CORE Education and its LEARNZ project to develop an interactive learning experience for school students focusing on ‘How Geospatial Information is supporting the Canterbury Recovery’.

Published Date: 
19 November 2012

Landcare Research is now providing facilities for automatically pulling its spatial science data into your computer using the LRIS Portal web feature services. We have also upgraded our web mapping services, providing higher levels of performance and access to new map layers.

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16 November 2012

Patterns of crime and fraud are changing, and detection is an ongoing challenge that requires both skilled practitioners and specialised technology. Join us to discover more about how sophisticated analysis tools are enabling organisations to interrogate data and identify patterns, and improve operations that are under increased pressure to enhance services, respond faster, and achieve more.

Published Date: 
12 November 2012

A leading US glaciologist has been selected as Professor and Dean of Surveying at the University of Otago. Professor Christina Hulbe is currently Chair of the Geology Department at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon. She will take up her position at Otago’s National School of Surveying in February 2013.

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23 October 2012

On Thursday afternoon 6 September 2012, the 150 seat Lecture Theatre 2 at Victoria University of Wellington’s Pipitea Campus was full to overflowing with policy analysts, people who work with statistics and spatial data, students and people interested in cartography. They were there for a presentation by Dr Aileen Buckley which explored the design principles for statistical mapping.

Published Date: 
19 September 2012