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Indigenous Mapping Wānanga


  • Mid-Central North Island venue TBA (map)

This free, four-day event will explore Google, Esri, and Open Source geospatial tools. Participants can use the tools to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community data. The technical training will be co-led by members of the Google Earth Outreach, Esri, LINZ and Indigenous mapping experts.

This workshop is intended for nonprofit mapping specialists or those wishing to become a lead for their Iwi/Hapu. Ideal participants will meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Are employed at a nonprofit or consult for nonprofits; or work in a capacity that serves indigenous peoples
  • Are classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, technology advocates, librarians, administrators, and other education professionals who are committed to geo-literacy and using maps to address cultural, social or environmental challenges
  • Demonstrate ability to implement and make effective use of mapping technology within their organization.
  • Are currently working on mapping projects, or have datasets they want to map.
  • Possess training experience and intend to train others within their organization or in their community on mapping technology.

Mid-Central North Island venue TBA.

About the Wananga

Digital Navigators NZ, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), The Firelight Group (Canada), Google Earth Outreach, and Esri will welcome hundreds of community practitioners from across Australasia for the 4th annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop in May 2017.

The free, four-day event will explore Google, Esri, and Open Source geospatial tools. Participants can use the tools to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community data.

The technical training will be co-led by members of Digital Navigators Ltd, The Firelight Group, Google Earth Outreach, Esri, LINZ, and many more Indigenous mapping experts.