Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) dataset covering the Gisborne District, NZ released

Jul 26, 2021

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering all 8,756 square kilometers of the Gisborne District on the North Island of New Zealand. The dataset, "Gisborne, New Zealand 2018-2020" has an average point spacing of over 10 pts/m2, and was funded by Gisborne District Council, 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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Waiapu River
Image credit: Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Relative Elevation Model of the Waiapu River and major tributaries, showing how it travels over the land.

Coastal Classifications
Lidar point cloud colored by elevation over the city of Gisborne.