GiC, a group that helps volunteer conservation groups with geospatial information systems.
Who we are:
NZ GIS In Conservation (GiC) is a charitable organisation set up to foster and support the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by volunteer conservation groups throughout New Zealand. GIS allows data to be organised and displayed spatially.
For more information on GIC please go to our Nature Space page. We are in the process of developing a website. However, if you would like to know more email us with a brief summary of your project(s) and/or your website link if available.
How we can help you:
- Facilitate, for little or no cost, access to high quality GIS software
- Provide GIS experts who can help groups with insufficient funds and/or technical expertise. GIS specialists can mentor groups so that their conservation work can be carried out more effectively and efficiently.
- Help groups work smarter with institutional stakeholders through the use of GIS mapping. For example Greater Wellington Regional Council works in partnership with MIRO in the East Harbour Regional Park. See Miro
- GiC will be hosting an ArcGIS Online web site where volunteer conservation groups can sign up to a secure area. Here they will be able to upload, update, map and maintain their conservation data. This can be extended to include data submitted by the wider public. The range of information saved as data can be extensive (e.g. bird counts, nest sites for fauna, pest weed sites, animal sites, significant flora/fauna sites).
We are looking for skilled volunteers:
We are looking for more skilled GIS technicians to work with us. If you, or somebody you know fits this bill and are able to offer some time (however small) to supporting this work please get in contact with us.