Great to catch up with Markus Heke, one of our former SCGIS Scholars, at the NZ Esri User Conference earlier this week. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the stand, it was great to meet you all.
Category: General Updates
GiC’s chairman, Parker Jones, on Stuff yesterday discussing the sighting of a NZ falcon near the dotterel nesting area in Eastbourne.
‘Benefits of GIS’ presentation by GIS-guru Duane Wilkins from LINZ next Monday (14th August) hosted by Auckland Council, free to attend, details below.
Only two weeks to go……
Paper on Hector’s Dolphins by Cheryl Cross from Massey University in the top three finalists in the SCGIS 2017 Student Paper Competition – well done to Cheryl and the other finalists.
Last week LINZ has announced the release of the ‘Wilding Conifer Information System’ designed to support efforts to map, monitor and eradicate infestation of wilding conifers through-out the country. This is joint initiative between government agencies, forestry, private landowners and community groups. A public mapping application showing the extent of wilding conifers recorded to date is available in the link below.
The Esri User Conference 2017 Plenary video’s are now available online. They include lots of inspiring user stories and updates on the ArcGIS roadmap – well worth a look.
Trading biodiversity: gains and risks sciblogs.co.nz Dr John Leathwick Two weeks ago, a vigorous debate was generated by the Supreme Court’s confirmation of a decision striking down the Department of Conservation’s plan to swap...
Check out this representation of the iceberg a68, that recently carved of Antarctica, 5800 sq km, and 2-600m thick shown here as an overlay over the Wellington region.
Want to see where this years SCGIS scholars come from, check out this story map http://arcg.is/1PXq0y
Wellington Underwater Club Kapiti Island treasure!
To all our GiC GIS Volunteers, you are amazing and the work you do is helping make a difference to conservation in NZ. Some words of inspiration from Te Radar about the importance of volunteers. Check out our website if you’d like to join us as a GIS volunteer and put your awesome knowledge and skills to good use nzgic.org
The International SCGIS conference is on in July, Asilomar Lodge, Monterey, California, if you’re lucky enough to attend the Esri USA User Conference, this one is well worth stretching your budget and is great value for money at $240 US.
SCGIS scholar profile of Bruna Oliveira from Brazil
Doha Shamsuddoha from Bangladesh will be joining Aaria in San Diego next month to begin ArcGIS training as part of the SCGIS Scholarship. Best of luck to this years scholars.
It might be time to write up that business case for a drone (if you haven’t already got one) – nice article on how drones can be used to capture and map restoration work and support other conservation efforts by Simon Chapman at Ecology NZ: Mapping Our Ecology with the Drone linkedin.com Drones (AKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) are a hot topic in the media, with mixed feelings all sides of the discussion. Some articles detail
Esri Story Maps are a great way to communicate your restoration ‘story’ to the public and can be easily configured using a number of different templates. Check out this story map from Friends of the Verde River Greenway for inspiration Oasis in the Desert: Restoring the Verde River vwrc.maps.arcgis.com The Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC) is a partnership of organizations based in Arizona working to preserve, protect, and restore the Verde River and its tributaries.
Esri Story Maps are a great way to communicate your restoration ‘story’ to the public and can be easily configured using a number of different templates. Check out this story map from Friends of the Verde River Greenway for inspiration
Predator Free New Zealand Trust Our Kiwibank Predator Free communities have launched their backyard trapping programmes. Here’s an update on how Kiwibank PF Picton is getting on…