Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) dataset covering Bay of Plenty, NZ released

Aug 4, 2021

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering 1989 square kilometers of Northwest region of the Bay of Plenty on the North Island of New Zealand. The dataset, "Bay of Plenty Northwest, New Zealand 2020-2021" has an average point spacing of 7.6 pts/m2, and was funded by BOPLASS Limited, with data management by Toitu Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand. This dataset is available through on ongoing collaboration between OpenTopography and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), that makes OpenTopography the primary distribution platform for point cloud data collected as part of the LINZ national elevation program.

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Tuhua Island, NZ
Digital Surface Model of Tuhua Island, NZ colored by elevation and draped on Google Earth Imagery

Motiti Island, NZ
Plot of lidar intensity over Motiti Island, NZ showing coastal, agricultural plots