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February 29th, 2012
GIS on Ice

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GIS is helping to tell the story of Gareth Morgan’s ‘Our Far South’ expedition to Antarctica. The objective of the expedition is to raise New Zealander’s awareness of the importance of the area between Stewart Island and the South Pole. This includes highlighting the reasons why this area is so valuable, the threats it is currently under, and the opportunities it presents. As part of the “Our Far South’ website, people can follow the expedition via a geospatial viewer, with real time GIS maps served up by Eagle Technology. The viewer displays a map containing information on the expedition ship’s location, points of interest, and a ‘spatial’ blog at various points along the journey. Read More

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