Student draw – 10 free entries to NZ Esri User Conference

** This draw has now closed, winners names to be published shortly**

10 lucky university students will each win a 2018 New Zealand Esri User Conference Student Ticket PLUS a Conference Dinner Ticket (total prize pool of $4000).

To be eligible:
  1. You must be currently studying towards a GIS related degree at a NZ tertiary institute
  2. You must be able to arrange your own transport & accommodation
  3. You must be 18 years or older
  4. All successful applicants will be expected to attend both days of the conference as well as the conference dinner.
  5. You must not have received a prize from the equivalent student draw 1 year prior
To enter the draw complete the form below – T’s & C’s apply;

**Draw has now closed**

Terms & Conditions
  1. By entering the competition or promotion each entrant will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them.
  2. Failure to supply all requested personal information or failure to meet the eligibility conditions at the time of submitting an entry might result on the entry being invalid.
  3. No responsibility will be taken for late/lost/misdirected or incomplete entries. Entries will be deemed to be void if tampered with in any way.
  4. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  5. By entering the competition winners agree to their names being published and to be photographed by the promoter and that the promoter may use their names and such photographs for publicity purposes.
  6. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  7. Only entries received by the closing date specified in the advertisement will be accepted.
  8. Winners will be selected by a random draw.
  9. Entries close lunchtime, 3rd August 2018, with winners notified via phone or email, on the 5th of August 2018.
  10. If the prize winner does not respond within 3 days, that winner will forfeit the prize with no right of compensation and the prize will be redrawn.
  11. The dinner tickets for the winning applicants will be allocated at the New Zealand Esri User Group AGM, if a winner is not present at the AGM, the applicants’ dinner ticket will be void.

Entries are open for the 2018 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA)

The NZSEA recognises the achievements of the spatial industry and showcases the projects of top performing professionals and organisations. They are looking for entries from anyone who has worked on an exciting or innovative project in the last year.

Visit to find out more. There’s a bunch of new resources online to help you prepare your award-winning entry.

Entries closes Friday, 27 July.

NZ Esri User Conference – Call for papers

Its that time of year, time to submit extracts to present on your hard work on how you have used GIS to benefit your organisation, or on technical how-to’s to aid others in the NZ GIS community, may be you have a story about organisational GIS. Submit your extract here:

Submissions close 25th May

Regional User Conference feedback survey winner

Thanks to everyone who completed the Regional User Conference feedback survey, we’ve received very useful comments that will help us form next years conferences

The winner of the 2 day Eagle training course prize draw is Michael Poetsch of Nelson City Council! We look forward to hearing which course you choose!

International GIS Day

Happy GIS Day to our community! at the NZ Esri User Conference some of our users explained the benefit of GIS to them and their organisations, check out the video!

NZSEA Finalists

A huge congratulations to three of our committee members for becoming finalists in the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards for 2017.

They are:

  • Kate Waterhouse – Young Professional of the Year
  • Chris Morris – Professional of the Year
  • Far North District Council: ‘Lets Plan Together’ Community Engagement in District Planning (Anya Duxfield & Far North District Council team)

Good luck to all finalists!