A different New Zealand: Looking back 10 years in the rear-view mirror

May 28, 2024 12:09:49 PM / by Andrew Smith

A lot can change in 10 years.And, if we look back into the rearview mirror of our past, then we can see quite clearly that 2014 really was a different place and time, where things were done differently, for example, neither Zoom meetings or Netflix were even really a thing back then.

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Just how big are New Zealand’s national parks?

Sep 19, 2023 11:50:29 AM / by Andrew Smith


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Flying high, or flying under the radar: How proximity to an airport can impact a town and its residents' well-being

Jul 26, 2023 8:39:34 AM / by Andrew Smith

Major international airports and the cities they serve are often intwined in our collective consciousness (think Heathrow and London, or JFK and New York).  However, as anyone who has travelled on budget airlines in Europe can attest to, the distance between airports and the cities they purport to be serving can often be many, MANY miles. 

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The twilight zone(s): Where are Kiwis retiring to spend their twilight years?

Sep 20, 2022 7:50:51 AM / by Andrew Smith

For the second blog in our series on the relationship between people and their proximity to amenities (for which we use one or more of our extensive points of interest POI data sets) we have focused on retirement villages and resthomes.

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Our proximity to infrastructure and amenities: The green, green grass of home

Jul 7, 2022 4:18:27 PM / by Andrew Smith

Over the last few weeks, the NationalMap team have been working on a project for a client that is largely based around identifying the physical attributes, infrastructure and amenities of our cities and towns.

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Location, Location, Location: Housing Development & Infrastructure

Sep 27, 2021 10:52:18 AM / by Derek Love, Data Lead

A proposed housing development south of Auckland got me thinking about the location of new housing


My expertise is mapping…..mapping the above ground, or ‘viewable world’, but there is a whole other world in underground services, which is vital to our everyday as we know it.

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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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