Development of the complete hosted Regional GIS Service has continued and it has been agreed that the next step is the launch of a Regional platform. It has been agreed that the GIS platform will use the name “Hawke’s Bay Viewer”. The viewer will provide a single point of access to all of the HBLASS Councils' GIS systems. It will also provide access to the Hawke’s Bay CDEMG Hazards data.
The Board had the opportunity of a demonstration of the new platform at a recent meeting and was excited by the opportunities that this creates. The approach being adopted is considered at the leading edge of such projects and has sparked interest from throughout
The board acknowledged the significance of the work that has been undertaken by the GIS Advisory Group that has been well led by Russell McCracken from the Wairoa District Council. The platform is to be released shortly for Beta testing.