About Us

Geodata.govt.nz is a catalogue of New Zealand's geo-referenced information resources.

Geo-referenced information is information that includes reference to a place on, about, or below the Earth's surface.

Geodata.govt.nz has been developed by the New Zealand Geospatial OfficeMinistry of Science and Innovation (MSI), and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Geodata.govt.nz is a core part of New Zealand's developing national spatial data infrastructure. Being able to find geospatial information is also a key part of the New Zealand Geospatial Strategy.

Geodata.govt.nz also supports other government priorities to improve public access to data and information held by government, including the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government, the capturing economic benefits from location-based information, MSI's e-research and data management.

You can also use geodata.govt to list and/or describe any data or other resources you or your organisation may hold. Use geodata.govt to find and/or describe any data or other resources you hold.