New Zealand Lidar Data is Free

nzIt’s an advantage in some cases to have a small country. Projects which here in the U.S. can take decades can be accomplished in a few years.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has completed a five year project to improve New Zealand’s Vertical Datum – a reference for measuring the height of the land and its features.

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.

 

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2 Responses to New Zealand Lidar Data is Free

  1. It seems to obtain the actual LiDAR point clouds (not just DTM and DSM) one has to request them via an email to LINZ according to the instructions on their “elevation data” Web page. Has anyone done this successfully? Are they planning a download service eventually?

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