Both Tranche One and Tranche Two proposal rounds have been completed, and the PGF-LiDAR programme is no longer accepting general applications for co-funding.

Councils have now contracted aerial survey companies to collect gap-free LiDAR across several New Zealand regions.

This begins data collection for the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) LiDAR elevation data capture project which was announced in October 2018. The Provincial Growth Fund is providing co-funding over five years to develop a consistent elevation dataset across Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast and Southland.

The standard open-data products will be a 1m gridded bare earth Digital Elevation Model, a 1m gridded Digital Surface Model, and the source data point cloud.  


Link to Provincial Growth Fund website

On 29 October 2018 Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced that up to $19 million co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is available over five years.

The co-funding is to help regions obtain a baseline elevation dataset, which will deliver enormous practical value and multiple uses over the coming decades to councils and regional industries. 

LINZ is managing this initiative on behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Provincial Development Unit.

Media release: PGF funds 3d mapping regions

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Last Updated: 19 June 2020