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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.

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