New LINZ dataset over Dunedin and Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand now available

May 25, 2022

A new lidar dataset covering approximately 52 km2 of Dunedin and Mosgiel in Otago, New Zealand is now available on OpenTopography. This dataset has a point density of 13.84 pts/m2 and was captured in 2021 for the Otago Regional Council by AAM Ltd, with data management and distribution by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand. This dataset is available through an ongoing collaboration between OpenTopography and LINZ that makes OpenTopography the primary distribution platform for point cloud data collected as part of the LINZ national elevation program.

Learn more about this dataset in this Otago Regional Council press release: Latest Phase Of Otago LiDAR Mapping Data Goes Public.

Find the data here:

3D point cloud classification, Lower Hutt
3D point cloud colored by return classification of Port Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand (Brown=ground, green=vegetation, orange=buildings, blue=water).

3D point cloud, Lower Hutt
Hillshade of Mosgiel, New Zealand draped over Google Earth imagery.