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Written by Northland Regional council   
Friday, 11 September 2009

Northland Aerial Photography - Whangarei District 1999-2004 on Koordinates

Northlanders are to be granted access to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aerial photography and other local authority geographic information system (GIS) data.

In what is believed to be a first for a Regional Council in New Zealand, the Northland Regional Council has decided to grant access to roughly 90 percent of the data currently on its GIS databases.  (The remaining data is either owned by other organisations, is subject to privacy issues or the Council cannot contractually release it.)

It will probably cost someone about $2.50 to download aerial photos of a 200 hectare farm.

Regional Council Systems Programme Manager Carol Cottam says as people have become more familiar with GIS applications in recent years, the Council has been receiving ever-increasing number of requests from people keen to secure its GIS information.

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