New Zealand: LINZ recently released its Positioning Strategy, setting the direction for how the geodetic system will be developed over the next 10 years. LINZ provides New Zealand’s positioning or geodetic infrastructure through its network of survey marks, continuously operating Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) stations, and through systems such as the national geodetic datum.
Commenting on the strategy, Chief Geodesist Graeme Blick said, “It makes sure the Geodetic Office works to support changing developments in satellite-based positioning technology and new ways of using location information. At the same time it recognises the core need for a geodetic system to support the cadastre.
The strategy also includes goals for New Zealand to make a greater contribution to international geodetic frames, to provide strong leadership in the development of the geodetic system, and to support geodetic development in the South West Pacific.”