5 January 2016
New Zealand Sets Geospatial R&D Priorities
The New Zealand Government through Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has identified 40 geospatial research and development priorities and opportunities through a broad consultation process involving 14 workshops and over 200 people.
Seven specific topics were highlighted. These are:
- Data Intensity
- Data Management and Governance
- Fundamental Datasets
- High Value Manufacturing and Services
- Interoperability and Standards
The series of reports published in December 2015 have identified 40 R&D opportunities. The reports can be downloaded here.
Underpinning the value of the New Zealand opportunities will be to drive a end user understanding of geospatial information and its role in economic development of New Zealand society at a personal consumer level and for business and government.
The New Zealand government has committed to the ongoing development of the geospatial sector and will support the ongoing work to:
- Develop the pool of talented geospatial researchers and developers
- Understand the extent of existing geospatial R&D in the public and private sectors
- Encourage investment in geospatial R&D.