Monday, 31 March 2014


The Map to the below shows the current representation of the LGGA, 

The representatives are as follows;
Dave Withington (Chair)- Bay of Plenty and Gisborne
Ana Krpo - Auckland
Gill Lawrence - Waikato
Sean Hodges - Manawatu and Whanganui
Hayleigh Brereton - Hawke's Bay
Iain Campion - Canterbury

Susan Shaw - Top of the South
Les Gibbs - West Coast
Greg Russell - Wellington Region
Chris Lambert - Taranaki

Please contact your representative if you would like more information, or if your area is blank and you would like to represent it then please contact Dave.

Walking and Cycling Tracks Data Model

The LGGA along with LINZ, Walking Access Commission and Doc have been developing a National Draft Data Model for 'Walking and Cycling Tracks data'. We hope to create a national dataset of tracks data shared through the LDS. Come along to the presentation at the ALGIM GIS symposium to learn more.

 click for tracks page

If you want contact someone abou this project ..  Gill Lawrence, Iain Campion or Hayleigh Brereton 

Historic Aerial Images

The LGGA has been involved in Pilot project to begin scanning the NZ Aerial Crown Imagery Archives.  The Crown Archive has 500,000 images from 1936 to 2005.  The Pilot is undertaking the scanning of two areas to gain scanning capability using two scanners that have been purchased by LINZ, finding out what the challenges are in scanning different types of films, cameras and conditions of the images, finalising metadata capture and considering georeferencing implications.  This will assist in the development of a business case for the next steps in saving the archive including a funding model.  

Councils use these photos for many reasons.  The LGGA  would like to start encourgaging councils to consider inclusion of budget towards aerial photography.  There is likely to be a funding model across different sectors, but there will be a council component.  There is huge value in saving these resources.
Contact Gill Lawrence for more information. 

So, What have we been doing?

Most notably, over the last year the LGGA has been developing relationships with Central Government Agencies, providing feedback and direction from a Local Government perspective and providing a touch point for Local Government GIS. The LGGA is seeking a mandate from LG NZ to represent the Local Government Geospatial Industry
Contact Dave Withington for more information