LGNZ 29 October 2018
LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable extensive 3D elevation mapping of New Zealand’s regions.
“Detailed elevation mapping of our regions is vital to unlocking the economic development of our regions. It will allow councils to more efficiently plan and develop housing, road and water infrastructure, as well as better prepare for hazards such as flooding, landslides and erosion,” says LGNZ Vice-President Stuart Crosby.
Utilising technology known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), the data is collected by aircraft using airborne lasers to collect millions of height points, which are turned into 3D models of both the earth’s surface, including buildings and vegetation, as well as the underlying bare earth.