Mike Ladd, Rachel Gabara and Adrian Slack
04 Sep 2012 to 04 Sep 2012
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is committed to improving coordinated access to geospatial resources in New Zealand. This will enable our business and government organisations to better utilise the wealth of geospatial data and services available in New Zealand.
Digital Imagery is a fundamental geospatial resource which is used by many local, regional and central government agencies to enable them to carry out their essential business functions. Imagery informs and improves the quality of decisions such as planning new infrastructure developments through to monitoring plant health.
LINZ initiated a project in late 2011 to quantify the extent of public sector imagery procurement, the value of all-of-government imagery and options for improving the efficiency of imagery procurement in New Zealand. The information gathered during this project reflected the views of a range of public and private sector agencies that are involved in the supply, purchasing, and use of imagery. A representative selection of agencies were surveyed and/or interviewed to provide information on current imagery stock and procurement practices. Follow-up interviews of selected agencies were conducted to provide more details on the potential benefits from government providing better procurement of imagery or providing open access to imagery.
There are many types of imagery. For this project, imagery includes vertical and oblique aerial photography, visible spectrum satellite imagery, orthophotography, and LiDAR. Multispectral imagery was not within the scope of this research.
One key finding from the project was that In New Zealand there is already a high level of coordination in the procurement of imagery between local and regional authorities. However, there is less coordination of procurement at a central government level or between local and central government. Better coordination should build on existing coordination methods rather than replacing them.
This work was undertaken by a consortium team sourced from BERL, Eagle Technology and Opus International Consultants. In this presentation we will briefly cover the methodology used, present the findings from the final report and finally a representative from LINZ will then discuss what the next steps are for LINZ based on the findings of this project.
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