National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA)

Various NIWA decision support tools are available as QGIS plugins:

  • Structured Conservation Planning used to enable the collaborative development of Marine Protected Areas (MPA's)
  • Survey planning plugin allows users to calculate random points or coastal transects for a stratified random survey
  • Biodata plugin tool allows QGIS users to connect to a IPT (Internet Publishing Toolkit) server and download Darwin Core archives to use in QGIS. IPT is developed and provided by GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) as a mechanism for transferring biodata sets between databases. The plugin opens up the ready built global system of biological species observations to QGIS users.
  • The River Environment Classification (REC) visually answers the questions, in terms of the freshwater reaches of the REC2:
    • Where could something here have come from?
    • Where could something here get to?
  • Web Data Plugin (under development) plugin enhances the ability of QGIS to connect to and manage data from OGC WFS/WMS services. It is able to harvest a CSW (Catalog Service for the Web) list of WFS & WMS services, from which a user can select and store favourites.

National Institute of Water and Atmosphere

National Institute of Water and Atmosphere

Quantum GIS

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

River Environment Classification

Web Feature Services

Web Mapping Services

Catalog Service for the Web