Co-developing Research in Geospatial Sciences: Experiences from a Research Institute in the Co-creation of Impactful Solutions with Indigenous Communities in Aotearoa New Zealand



Guided by the UN-SDGs and focused on generating innovative geospatial research, the Geospatial Research Intitute Toi Hangarau is committed to developing, implementing, and facilitating the use and access to geospatial technologies for multiple sectors of New Zealand society. We partner with various groups, including Māori to co-design research that reflects Indigenous perspectives, related to the use and application of geospatial tools and methods for equitable outcomes. We strive to work with people and the environment in equitable ways, to ensure that they are key research beneficiaries.


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  • Maria Vega Corredor
  • Maria Rita Dionisio
  • John Reid
  • Luke Parkinson
  • Dean Walker
  • Sharmila Savarimuthu
  • Kevan Cote
  • Riria McDonald
  • Mokonuiarangi King
  • Corey Ruha
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Jason Mika
Geospatial Analysis