LINZ also has work underway to help make LiDAR data more consistent. Making LiDAR data more consistent will make it more useful for planning against the impact of floods and sea level rise.
“LINZ is making this data more accessible,” says Ms Upston. “As a result, LiDAR for the Auckland region is now freely available online to researchers, industry and others through the LINZ Data Service at no charge.”
“The work that LINZ is leading gives New Zealand the information it needs to improve resilience to natural disasters.”
Much can be learned about land management from New Zealand.