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Welcome to the home page for the NIWA QGIS User Group. This is a publicly readable web page hosted by NIWA to support users of QGIS, particularly within NIWA, but any QGIS user is welcome!

Why are we here? Based on the understanding that the benefits from any Open Data initiative revolve around data mash-ups and re-use, therefore providing access to a tool allowing people (including NIWA staff) to use all this free environmental data is an important part of any such initiative. Thus QGIS became is a core part of NIWA's information delivery strategy - for NIWA staff as well many of our other clients.

Much as the development of easily used and affordable word processing & spreadsheet software enabled pretty much anyone to carry out what used to be specialised tasks, freely available desktop mapping and GIS software are enabling their democratisation and widespread general use. Note that we do not envisage QGIS as necessarily meeting all the needs of all GIS users, but NIWA and many other agencies in New Zealand and globally, are adopting tools like QGIS to enable more widespread use of institutional GIS resources, without the traditional expense associated with commercial GIS software.

So, here we are!

Click to view for a more detailed view of Landcare Research's freely available NZ basemap! (internet mapping with QGIS)

Please feel free to add comments & suggestions.

Questions can go here, but the mailing list is preferable.

If anyone wants to help manage these wiki pages, please let me know!!!


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Here we are! Click to view for a more detailed view of Landcare Research's freely available NZ basemap

Please feel free to add comments & suggestions.

Questions can go here, but the mailing list is preferable.

If anyone wants to help manage these wiki pages, please let me know!!!


 


 

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