Andrew Smith


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Wellington’s 30 year spatial plan & the value of one authoritative dataset

Oct 15, 2020 2:46:44 PM / by Andrew Smith

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Speed Limit Changes, Productivity and Routing

Sep 15, 2020 11:43:39 AM / by Andrew Smith

 

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Why the legal status of a road matters for insurance

Jul 23, 2020 9:25:53 AM / by Andrew Smith

The above image visualises the legal status of the roads around Cardrona ski field - a number of which are not legally defined as "public roads". 

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Forbes sees AI & location intelligence as guiding the future of business

Jun 25, 2020 1:48:22 PM / by Andrew Smith

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How the private sector adds value to government data

Mar 20, 2020 2:51:54 PM / by Andrew Smith

Many New Zealand Local and Central Government agencies are doing a great job of providing free public access to the data they collect and create. For example, The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Data Service (LDS) has over 2,100 datasets available for free download in various geospatial formats.

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Coronavirus: An effective all-of-government strategy and framework for action will require a national geospatial dataset

Mar 19, 2020 9:16:10 AM / by Andrew Smith

Interestingly, academics often trace the very origins of geographic information systems (GIS) to the beginnings of epidemiology and John Snow’s Cholera map of 18541.

Globally, the COVID-19 outbreak is demonstrating, in almost real-time, how individual countries, such as Italy, must respond to a truly national emergency. 

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