Environment Data Mashup
$2000 will be awarded to the application that best contributes to New Zealand’s environmental well-being.
We also have a special prize pool for the best entries from New Zealand Primary and Secondary students.
If you are new to mashing up data you can get great advice and guidance from our Newbie's guide to mashing up data, sponsored by the Charities Commission.
Things you need to know:
- You must use at least one piece of New Zealand central or local government data.
- You must have the rights and permission to use all data and content in your entry.
- You need to provide the details of all content and data that you use when you submit your entry.
- Please make sure you read and understand the full competition rules.
Ideas and data to inspire you:
Within the theme and competition rules, you have plenty of scope for creativity. Here are some ideas for apps and information about available data to help you get started. You don’t have to use these! These are just examples to inspire your thinking:
Inspiration from Squiz
Like many other Kiwis, we at Squiz love the environment and want to help make the shift to a sustainable economy as quickly as possible. Provided we monitor and manage our environmental impacts we believe web technologies can be part of the solution, by both reducing our footprint, and enabling new opportunities to enjoy the environment around us. We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
You can see a wide range of data mashup ideas on Squiz’s Mix and Mash Share an Idea tool.
Environment related data
The Department of Conservation’s Geoportal provides access to the following environment related data:
Conservancy Boundaries: Approximate spatial representation of DOC's Conservancy Boundaries.
Area Boundaries: Approximate spatial representation of DOC's Area Boundaries.
Tracks: Approximate spatial representation of DOC managed track centrelines. Actively managed open tracks are shown, closed tracks are not shown.
Huts: Approximate spatial representation of the physical location of DOC's huts represented as points.
Campsites: Approximate spatial representation of the physical location of DOC's campsites represented as points.
Hunting Blocks: Approximate spatial representation of hunting permissions across land managed by the Department of Conservation. These data are based upon land parcels (cadastre) but are not suitable for accurate boundary definition. NOTE: you MUST obtain a permit either online or through your local DOC office to hunt in these areas.
The LINZ Data Service provides access to the following environment related data:
- Topographic vegetation data
- Hydrographic contours and depth points
- Marine farms
- NZ Mainland mine points and NZ Mainland mine polygons
See our Data Sources page for more information about data you can use.