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Geospatial Data for NZ 2021

Geospatial Data for NZ 2021

The New Zealand Cartographic Society and the Alexander Turnbull Library are proud to present the second State of New Zealand Cartography seminar, Geospatial Data for New Zealand 2021, to be held at the National Library of NZ in Wellington on Friday, 12 November 2021. 

The full-day event will consist of short presentations of current and recent activities in development, maintenance, application, curatorship, and preservation of geospatial data in New Zealand. The programme will feature a mix of invited speakers, representing producers of nationally significant datasets, academics, industry practitioners, and librarians.

Registration is free and subject to space availability.  A maximum of 80 places are available per the current COVID-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines.


Event Details

Event Start Friday, 12 November 2021 - 9:00 am
Event End Friday, 12 November 2021 - 5:00 pm
Registration closes Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 4:00 pm
Capacity 80
Entry fee Free
Venue National Library of NZ


Full Programme (pdf)



09:10 - 10:30

Session 1: Data Creation

11:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Application and Curatorship

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:10 - 14:30

Session 3: Research

15:00 - 16:00

Session 4: Innovation

16:00 - 16:30

Summary and Closing

Approved Abstracts

Full Abstracts (pdf)

  • Emory Beck (Toitū te Whenua LINZ) - Illuminating the lansdcape LiDAR-style
  • Suzanne Bergman (Kenex Ltd) - Using spatial data to unearth the potential of the soil below our feet
  • Sam Brown (Lynker Analytics / Unit Seven) - Generalisation and refinements to machine derived datasets
  • Long Chen, Antoni Moore, and Christina Ergler (University of Otago) - Quantifying the spatial association between Active Transport to School (ATS) and ATS factors within the Otago region
  • Alan Kwon Lun Cheung (GEOINT NZ) - Going with the flow in the open culture
  • Nicola Frean (Alexander Turnbull Library) - The geospatial lens on archival collections
  • John Gibson (Greater Wellington Regional Council) - Progress in large-scale topographic mapping including LIDAR terrain sources
  • Matt Grose (DOC Te Papa Atawhai) - How maps and data inform our field work, from start to finish
  • Karl Majorhazi (Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa) - Geospatial’s new groove
  • David Medyckyj-Scott (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research) - Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, environmental data and ‘last mile’ delivery
  • Antoni Moore, Quyen Nguyen, Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Simon Cox, Greg Bodeker, and Paul Thorsnes (U Otago/GNS/Bodeker Scientific) - Climate change-related flooding hazards and their projected effect on property values: the geospatial aspects of the STRAND project
  • David O'Sullivan (Victoria University of Wellington) - Weaving data into maps: a possible new approach to multivariate thematic maps
  • Arne Pallentin and Kevin Mackay (NIWA) - The state of cartography and geospatial data at NIWA
  • Mark Rattenbury (GNS Science) - Geospatial geoscience information for Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Wendy Shaw (NZ Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) - Tangata whenua place names maps
  • Andrew Tyrrell (Toitū te Whenua LINZ) - Visual tour of our lands and waters


Registration for this event is closed

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