Who Is GiC?
NZ GIS In Conservation (GiC) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organisation set up in 2012 to foster and support the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by volunteer conservation groups throughout New Zealand.
GiC’s target audience is conservation groups throughout New Zealand who have or plan to set up volunteer conservation programmes and projects. Many of these groups will be registered with Charities Services because, like GiC, they depend primarily on donations from grants agencies.
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What Is GIS?
GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, refers to the use of mapping techniques to produce maps for specific purposes. It is basically a powerful mapping tool that, with the right help and support, can provide valuable information about your conservation work.
GiC’s aim is to to establish a core group of volunteers with technical GIS expertise who can help conservation groups harness that mapping tool for the benefit of their conservation work.
Try Wikipedia if you would like to learn more about GIS, and how it could be a useful tool for your conservation work.
Esri, which sponsors GiC and its work, is another source of information about GIS.
Would you like to discuss signing up your conservation group, or signing on as a GIS volunteer, or becoming a Corporate, Conservation Group, Family, or Individual member?
GiC now has it's own space on ArcGIS Online. Our aim is to progressively develop it into the go-to site for GiC and its work with conservation groups.
We had two candidates for Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) scholarships this year. Our two applicants were unsuccessful because of strong competition from a large number of candidates from around the world.
In line with our philosophy of encouraging the use of GIS we have awarded Esri Software Grants to both our applicants
Please keep in touch as we will be seeking applications for the next round of SCGIS Scholarships later in 2016.
Diary Note: GiC Wellington Annual Get-together
For Conservation Groups, Iwi and GIS Volunteers
At Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi in Newlands
From 5.30pm on Thursday, 29 September 2016