GrowGISNZ GeoBites

A series of short, online technical demonstrations for New Zealand geospatial practitioners focussing on New Zealand-specific workflows and data needs.

This series helps participants learn new skills, increase technical understanding, improve access and awareness of data and its use, as well as discover and share good practices, useful tools and resources. 

If you’re working in public service sector agencies, local government, or business; and are a GIS user, specialist, practitioner, or an enthusiast, these sessions are for you.  

Join us for short, GIS user focused, hands-on demonstrations with plenty of time afterward to seek advice from our panellists and presenters. 

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The sessions cover themes relevant to those working in natural resources, or social service agencies, local government, emergency services, iwi and Maori, infrastructure, networks, utilities, engineering, and many other areas. 

You’ll hear from geospatial specialists on topics like: 

  • Using macrons for te reo Māori in GIS tools and data 
  • Finding, accessing, and working with LiDAR data 
  • National source of the truth - key datasets for resilience and climate change. 
  • Find, access and use open GIS data webservices. 
  • How to use New Zealand’s most popular GIS data layers (property, imagery, landcover, roads, rivers et al) 
  • Working with address data 
  • Finding and working with NZ marine data  
  • Experiences implementing NZ Vertical Datum 2016 
  • Cartography, layouts and symbology tips 
  • Good practices for file naming and data management. 

Join us!   

  • We want to know what issues, problems and topics interest you and your colleagues. 
  • Help us spread the word by sharing this page with your co-workers.  
  • If you are willing to support this initiative, nominate or volunteer a colleague as a guest demonstrator or panellist.