Wednesday, 17 August 2016

LGGA @ Esri Conference - Day 3 – Building Consents

Yesterday Glen Clarkin, Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Sarah Cowell, Statistics New Zealand gave an update on the LGGA Building Consents project at the Esri Conference.

The aim of the project is to create an open, national spatial dataset of Building Consent data.

This dataset will be coordinated by Statistics NZ and ultimately used in their monthly statistical reporting.  

In creating this national dataset we aim to identify efficiencies and opportunities to standardise our data for both local government and Statistics NZ.  

More recently LGGA have started working with the GoShift team to coordinate our approach with Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Check out the Building Consents User Guide for details on how to improve your data supply to Statistics New Zealand

For an overview of the project see the LGGA Building Consents blog page

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

LGGA @ Esri Conference - Day 2 - Tracks

For those of you at the Esri Conference, be sure to head to Epsom 1&2 at 4:30pm today to hear a more detailed update on LGGA.

If your Council is not listed below, we would encourage you to attend this session to find out more about the national tracks data structure, which has been adopted by Councils, Department of Conservation and the Walking Access Commission.  A national dataset of our tracks is being managed by LINZ and will be used to update the Topo50 map series.

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The LGGA team have received positive feedback from those who have adopted the tracks data structure, with Councils identifying benefits for improving their own track data collection.

If you are not at Conference, then take a moment to find out more about the LGGA Tracks project from our blog page

Tracks data has been supplied by the following:

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Central Otago District Council, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Gisbourne District Council, Hastings District Council, Hurunui District Council, Invercargill City Council, Kawerau District Council, Mackenzie District Council, Marlborough District Council, Napier City Council, Nelson City Council, New Plymouth District Council, Opotiki District Council, Palmerston North City Council, Rotorua District Council, Tauranga City Council, Tasman District Council, Timaru District Council, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Waipa District Council, Waitaki District Council, Wellington City Council, Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane District Council.

Monday, 15 August 2016

LGGA @ Esri Conference - Day 1 - Historical Imagery

Day 1 at the Esri Conference saw Gill Lawrence present an LGGA update at the Esri Local Government Special Interest Session.

Gill shared progress of our LGGA Historical Imagery Project.

At June 2016 150,000 images have been scanned and delivered.  It is estimated that Auckland will have their photos competed in December 2016, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne in June 2018, Waikato in December 2018 and the others in 2020.  

The footprints of the scanned images are available on the LINZ Data Service. 

To find out more about the LGGA Historical Imagery Project please see our blog page.

If you wish to have the images for your area scanned, please make contact with Bjorn Johns, LINZ. (04 4600 580 or bjohns at