An Indigenous Mapping Conference that will teach participants how to use state of the art mapping and spatial data technology to tell their stories of connection with the land, rivers, and oceans will be held in Hamilton in May.
Participants will be taught how to use Google mapping software, ESRI—the leading mapping and spatial data analytics technology, and open source QGIS tools in a hands-on training conference hosted at the Claudelands Event Centre from May 16 – 18.
Digital Navigators Ltd Director Moka Apiti who has been working as an Indigenous Mapper since 1993, says more and more people are becoming interested in using these mapping tools.
“The aim of the conference is to share best practice with participants and instead of learning from cowboys you can learn from the best in the business,” Mr. Apiti says
“You will learn how to use these mapping tools, share your stories and show the connections you have with your marae, your whenua, awa and moana.
The technical training will be co-led by GIS experts from Digital Navigators Ltd, Google Earth Outreach, the Firelight Group, Land Information New Zealand, Kenex and a global network of Indigenous 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, Waikato-Tainui, Google Earth Outreach, Meta Maori, Te Kereru Associates, Land Information New Zealand, the Firelight Group and Te Papa National Services Te Paerangi are sponsoring the event. The cost to attend the conference is $300.
- Three days of hands-on geospatial training using Google, Esri, QGIS by Google and Indigenous trainers from Aotearoa, Italy, Costa Rica and First Nations Canada;
- 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; and
- A conference dinner at the Novotel on Wednesday 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 2017 Indigenous Mapping Waananga will be hosted at the Claudelands Arena in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), New Zealand.
We are pleased to partner with Te Papa, National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) to make this travel subsidy available to support iwi, whaanau and hapuu travelling to attend the Indigenous Mapping Waananga in Hamilton in May 2017. NSTP recognizes that this Waananga supports iwi, hapuu and whaanau to access and gain international and indigenous training, skills and expertise towards the collection, preservation and presentation of korero tuku iho that supports and strengthens cultural identity and aspirations.
The 2017 Indigenous Mapping Waananga is made possible by our generous sponsors.
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