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LINZ Tertiary GIS Scholarships

In 2018 for the first time, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) will seek external applications for one undergraduate and one postgraduate tertiary GIS scholarship. Applications are open to students enrolled at a New Zealand university or other New Zealand tertiary institute who are New Zealand...

ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018 in Wellington on 5-7 November

Upcoming disaster information systems conference in Wellington The purpose of ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018 is to exchange research into and experiences of information systems use in emergency management, particularly focussed around applications of information systems in the context of the four priorities of the Sendai...

GRI’s Envision Scenario Planner is NZSEA finalist

Finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards have been announced today. “This year’s entrants have continued to deliver world class examples of how using geospatial technology is delivering tangible benefits and increasing productivity for a diverse range of businesses, communities, local and central...

New Chief Science Adviser for Ministry of Transport

GRI Deputy Director, Professor Simon Kingham has been named the first Chief Science Adviser for the Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka. UC Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Te Tumu Tuarua Professor Ian Wright has congratulated Professor Kingham on the new role which will see him...

NZ Geospatial Research Conference 2017

NZ Geospatial Research Conference 2107 The NZ Geospatial Research Conference 2107 took place in Christchurch, at the University of Canterbury, on the 4th-5th December 2017. The programme included many aspects of geospatial research and practice – including theory, technology, application, and innovation. The conference will...

GeoHealth Lab merges with GRI

The GeoHealth Lab merges with the GRI The GeoHealth Laboratory, now in its 11th year of operation, has this month, merged its operations with the Geospatial Research Institute. This will improve collaborative work across related areas of research in such areas as Town Planning and...

Trimble donates new GPS technology to the GRI

On Friday 8 December, Mr Mark Nichols, General Manager of Trimble New Zealand and Board Member of the Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, presented the University of Canterbury the first two of ten new portable GPS receivers. The device can be attached to an android phone...

GRI hosts Smart City Forum

The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, hosted a Smart Cities forum today which included presenters from around the country. The nature of this forum was to provide a collaborative environment for Government, Business and Researchers to gather and share their work progress as well as look...