Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Zealand Virtual Herbarium launches

The New Zealand Virtual Herbarium ( has been launched by the New Zealand National Herbarium Network with Informatics having a significant input to the website and the underlying database. The NZVH is a collaborative project involving 11 herbaria in New … Continue reading

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FOSS4G and OGC TC, Colorado, USA – September 2011

FOSS4G is taking place in Denver, USA this year and four staff from the Informatics team are attending for the week. FOSS4G is the global conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, organized by OSGeo.  It attracts … Continue reading

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S-map Online – an interactive mapping application for New Zealand soils data

Informatics has launched a new online tool to make it easier for land managers, business, scientists and the public to better understand the soils that underpin New Zealand’s economy, land use and ecology. S-map Online ( is a web service … Continue reading

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Landcare wins contract for new editions of the New Zealand Land Cover Database (LCDB)

The Informatics team along with colleagues from the Soils and Landscapes team have successfully secured the LCDB3+ contract. Land Cover Database (LCDB) is a digital map of the surface of New Zealand created using satellite imagery. It contains detailed information … Continue reading

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OurFuture – Sharing stories about New Zealand’s environmental research

OurFuture is an interactive website which brings together projects and activities that benefit New Zealand’s natural environment and resources. OurFuture is aimed at making connections between research and action, and between people and projects and places. The OurFuture site allows … Continue reading

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An update for the Landcare Research SINDI (Soil INDIcators) website

The Informatics team together with Landcare soil science staff, has recently undertaken an update of the SINDI (Soil INDIcators) website –  SINDI was created to interpret a specific set of dynamic soil quality characteristics to inform landowners of the … Continue reading

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