Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Canterbury Maps goes live

April 12, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE
Canterbury Maps goes live

Canterbury Maps, a joint data-sharing initiative by all the territorial authorities in Canterbury, is now live online. The new website – www.canterburymaps.govt.nz – features detailed maps and background data drawn from across the Canterbury region. Best of all, all the information is free to use.

The Canterbury Maps project has been co-ordinated by staff at Environment Canterbury Regional Council working with staff at Kaikoura District Council, Hurunui District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Ashburton District Council, Waimate District Council, Mackenzie District Council, Timaru District Council and Waitaki District Council.

At the website’s official launch at Canterbury’s Mayoral Forum on Friday 5 April, Mayor of Timaru Janie Annear welcomed the initiative. “Canterbury Maps is a great way to enable people in all walks of life – from schoolchildren to software specialists – to view and use maps based on real map data and to learn more about our region,” she says.

It’s simple to get started with Canterbury Maps. The map carousel and the map gallery on the site’s homepage link to a wide range of available maps – including detailed land and property information, data on the region’s water and air quality, council services and local attractions.

The site has a built-in map viewer which allows the maps to be manipulated by the user, including zoom and measurement functions, selecting of areas and map layers, drawing and annotation of the maps. Pop-up information boxes link to the raw background data that sits on council websites across the region.

An advanced viewer is also available on the site, suitable for more professional users including resource management consultants and planners. There are also useful links to geographical information system tools for serious software and app developers.

For further instructions about Canterbury Maps, including more on how to get started on the site, see the document attached.

Getting_started_with_Canterbury_Maps.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

TV3 Videos: Key's Flip-Flop Over Whale Oil Texts | Slater
Reaction: Greens | More
Dim-Post Link: The Very Odd Slightly Left Of Centre

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.

Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.

Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news