Tenders open for LiDAR 3D mapping in Otago and Taranaki

22 September 2020

From today flying companies specialising in 3D mapping have until Tuesday 27 October 2020 to apply to provide services that will help transform how New Zealand government and industry plans investments and prepare for climate change.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has issued a Request for Tender (RFT) on the Government’s Electronic Tender Service for Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) services in Otago and Taranaki.

The RFT marks the final phase of the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) LiDAR elevation data capture project which has provided up to $19 million in co-funding over five years to support councils to acquire regional scale elevation datasets.

All data under the project will be collected according to the same specification so that 3D maps can be developed consistently across New Zealand. Once the project is complete, New Zealand’s total LiDAR coverage, which is publicly available from LINZ, is expected to increase to approximately 80%, from 20% currently.

Having highly accurate elevation data and 3D maps assists regions to make critical infrastructure investment decisions and is crucial for urban planning, construction and engineering.

It also supports good planning and decision-making by industries looking to invest in the regions, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors. 

LINZ is coordinating the procurement on behalf of Otago and Taranaki Regional Councils. Other regions already participating in the PGF-LiDAR project are Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast and Southland.

Further information is available on Government’s Electronic Tender Service (GETS):

Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) LiDAR Tranche 2 - Request for Tenders

See general information about the LINZ National Elevation Programme, including the PGF-LiDAR project

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