Our People - NationalMap leadership


At NationalMap, we’re passionate about data. Collectively, we’ve been helping organisations of all kinds use spatial data to meet and exceed their strategic and project objectives for many decades.

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Andrew Smith

General Manager, NationalMap Limited

Andrew brings a background in geographic analysis, staff management, and project leadership to his role as General Manager at NationalMap.

With 30 years' experience in the GIS sector – as both a practitioner and educator – Andrew offers a unique experience base that ensures NationalMap’s data solutions continue to be developed and maintained to the exacting standards expected by customers.

Andrew has held a number of GIS-related and team leader roles within the public and private sectors both in New Zealand and Central Asia and, as General Manager of NationalMap Limited, oversees the management of NationalMap Limited’s core data assets and the production of solutions such as NationalMap, NationalMap Data Service, and our CNAR (Comprehensive National Address Register) dataset.

Andrew has a Master of Science Degree (Geographic Information Systems) from Salzburg University (Austria).

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Janet Bateson

Services Manager, NationalMap Limited

Janet has over 40 years’ experience in the geospatial industry in the United Kingdom and New Zealand in both government and private sector roles.

After graduating from University in Wales (Aberystwyth), Janet started her career in photogrammetry, and from there gained extensive experience in all facets of spatial data solutions.

During her career she has enjoyed working with developers to deploy geospatial web solutions and is an expert in configuring routing and address validation solution components gaining in-depth experience in ETL process design, data migration and enterprise mapping solution deployment.

With strong analytical, project management and testing skills, Janet has a wealth of experience to draw on to effectively manage the delivery of NationalMap products and services.

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Data Lead, NationalMap Limited

From humble beginnings working as quality control in a butchery over 30 years ago to the last 20 years of data capture and quality assurance in the world of GIS, you could say quality assurance runs in Derek’s blood.

Having earnt his ‘stripes’ in the UK at arguably one of the best and most prestigious mapping organisations in the world, he has brought those skills, knowledge, and passion to New Zealand’s very own NationalMap. 

Derek strives to ensure the data in NationalMap is of the highest standards of currency, consistency, and accuracy so our customers can have confidence and trust that the data they are utilising is correct.


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