Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


LINZ Data Service honoured internationally

LINZ Data Service honoured internationally

New Zealand’s world-leading reputation for making geospatial data readily available to the public has been reinforced again with the presentation of yet another international award for Land Information New Zealand’s LINZ Data Service (LDS).

At the Geospatial World Forum 2014 in Geneva last night, LINZ received the Geospatial Application Excellence Award in Infrastructure for the LDS.

“This award cements the data service’s place in the world as a leader in making government-held geospatial data readily available and accessible,” says LDS Manager Jeremy Palmer.

“It – along with the two other international awards the LDS has received since its launch in 2011 – is a huge endorsement of the work we’ve done to open up this data to business and the public for reuse and innovation.”

Data freely available through the LDS includes New Zealand topographic, hydrographic, cadastral, title, electoral, crown pastoral land, place names and geodetic datasets. In March, the data service also began hosting aerial imagery.

“Nearly 10,000 people use the LDS for activities such as government administration, surveying, civil engineering, architecture, science, and navigation technology. We hope to provide further opportunities for reuse, innovation and enterprise as we continue to increase the range of data available.”

The Geospatial World Awards recognise exemplary innovations and practices in the global geospatial industry.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news