Land Information New Zealand offers aerial imagery under open licence

Land Information New Zealand offers aerial imagery under open licence

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New Zealand: New Zealand’s Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has announced that the country’s most current publicly-owned aerial imagery, covering 95% of New Zealand, is now available online through the LINZ Data Service.

A screengrab of the Land Information New Zealand website

“Releasing publicly held aerial imagery for reuse has the potential to create cost savings for the public sector and generate economic benefits for the private sector. Imagery can be used to improve productivity in agriculture and forestry, and can be used in construction, engineering, disaster recovery planning, and land and asset management. Making aerial imagery available is in line with the government’s goal to make more publicly held data accessible to as many people as possible,” he said.

Land Information New Zealand has been working with other agencies to make the imagery available under an open licence, and to ensure it is accessible through the LINZ Data Service.

Source: LINZ Data Service