LINZ support for 3D Mapping of Northland

30 August 2017

LINZ is partnering in a project to map Northland using LiDAR – a method for collecting 3D data on our land and its features. Uses for LiDAR data include flood risk assessment, urban planning, forestry and precision agriculture.

The project is being funded by the government’s Regional Growth Programme and four Northland as well as LINZ.

Improved elevation data is major contributor to LINZ strategic initiatives to improve resilience to natural events and increase the use of geographic information.

LINZ is also working with local government to ensure that New Zealand’s LiDAR data is collected at a consistent standard and is made freely available on the LINZ Data Service (LDS). Northland data will be collected to this standard and will be shared on the LDS.

Read a statement on Northland LiDAR by Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy on the Beehive website.

An image created using LiDAR data from Sumner, Christchurch

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