Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), New Zealand | September 11 - 13, 2018

The closing date to submit applications for IMW2018 is 3pm on Friday, July 27.
All applicants will be contacted by Tuesday, July 31. 

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He hui nui,

He hui whakahirahira

He hui karanga a Te Ipu Arataki i te Taiao me oona karanga.

Aa te tekau maa tahi o ngaa ra, tae atu ki tekau maa toru o ngaa ra o Mahuru 2018 ka whakatuuria he Waananga Iwi Mapi ki te waahi taakaro o Claudelands ki Kirikiriroa, Aotearoa.

Noo reira, e ngaa mana, e ngaa reo, e ngaa hau e whaa puta noa i te ao nau mai haere mai, whakatau mai.

About Us

This year Digital Navigators Ltd (DNL) in partnership with the Firelight Group (Canada) are proud to deliver the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Waananga (IMW2018).

The IMW will provide a set of practical hands-on training workshops in the use of state of the art geospatial technologies, delivered by world-leading technology companies and expert trainers from around the world.

Participants will be taught how to use Google mapping software, Esri —the leading mapping and spatial data analytics technology, open source QGIS tools and MapBox open source mapping platform for custom designed maps in a hands-on training conference hosted at the Claudelands Event Centre from September 11 – 13.

The technical training will be co-led by GIS experts from Digital Navigators Ltd, Google Earth Outreach, the Firelight Group, Land Information New Zealand, Eagle Technology, MapBox and a global network of mapping experts.

Participants will learn first-hand how iwi and Indigenous communities are using these tools to assist with identifying historic sites of significance, monitoring rivers, and land optimisation.

Digital Navigators Ltd, Te Tumu Paeroa, Land Information New Zealand, the Firelight Group, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Google Earth Outreach, Eagle Technology and MapBox are sponsoring the event. The cost to attend the waananga is $350+GST.

The $350+GST fee includes:

  • Three days of hands-on geospatial training using Google, Esri ArcGIS, QGIS and MapBox from expert trainers from around the world;
  • Presentations from iwi and Indigenous speakers using GIS to support their own aspirations;
  • Catering for three days;
  • A free Esri home-user license for 1 year who complete the Esri course; and
  • A conference dinner at the Novotel on Tuesday night




Over 30 hours of hands-on training provided for Google, Esri, and Free and OpenSource geospatial tools.




More than 100 participants from all across the world.





A dynamic mix of presentations by leading experts and community practitioners from across the world.


The 2018 Indigenous Mapping Waananga is made possible by our generous sponsors.

google earth outreach
the firelight group
land information new zealand
Digital Navigators Ltd.
eagle technology
landcare research manaaki whenua



We are here to answer your questions.

Address: 36 Bancroft Terrace, Newlands, Wellington

Phone: 0274886997

Email: info@digitalnavigatorsltd.com