Geographic and property information are both used effectively to address key challenges for New Zealand, improve outcomes for Māori, and deliver significantly higher-value public services (national and local).

Focus areas

  1. Data and use
  2. Connecting data
  3. Reporting

 

1. Data and use

Opening up key datasets for public access.

Priorities 1 - 2 years

  • “Key datasets” have been identified, are fit for purpose and accessible to key users that need them. (Operational)
  • A common view about who should pay for what geospatial and property data held by government agencies is adopted and understood by affected parties. (Functional)
  • A small number of agencies have trialled and evaluated actions aimed at building capability to use data effectively. (Functional)

Priorities 3 - 5 years

  • “Key datasets” are readily accessible and being used effectively. (Operational)
  • The common view about 'who should pay for what' is largely in effect. (Functional)
  • Agencies that can benefit most are building capability to effectively use data. (Functional)

Extent of change

Major
Focus on “key datasets” is major change; the common view about 'who should pay for what' will be controversial.

 

2. Connecting data

Linking, aggregating and integrating.

Priorities 1 - 2 years

  • Key national datasets are linked and in wide public use. (Operational)
  • Public agencies (local and central) that publish key datasets use nationally consistent data standards which support data interoperability. (Operational)
  • Core property data is integrated and publicly trialled. (Functional)

Priorities 3 - 5 years

  • Key datasets are linked to other national public data through a national data framework. (Functional)
  • Geographic and property data are widely interoperable. (Functional)
  • Property data is integrated and publicly trialled nationwide. (Functional)

Extent of change

Moderate
Work is under way, but outcome goes significantly further than currently envisaged.

 

3. Reporting

On nationally important geographic and property information.

Priorities 1 - 2 years

  • National report programme for geographic and property data is approved, piloted and trialled for value. (Operational)

Priorities 3 - 5 years

  • National report programme is continued, modified or discontinued based on an evaluation of its value to users. (Operational)

Extent of change

Relatively minor
New activity, but fully within our control.