Many companies around New Zealand fail to make optional use of the possibilities that spatial information and accompanying GIS services has to offer.  It often seems to be too troublesome. You need to collect the right data, transform them into the required format or digitize existing hard-copy materials. Once the data is digitally available, a logical and structured (meta) database is often not developed.  That often means the information is not as useful as it might have been which makes the required data hard and sometimes impossible to find.

We believe there is a better way.  Drone & Land Surveys Limited can deliver the many GIS services appropriate to your company needs.  That frees you up to make optimal use of the data in the proper structure we provide.  We work with you and for you to achieve that goal.

Our GIS Service include:

  • Building Spatial Datasets
  • Data Conversion
  • Digitizing Paper Maps and Geo-referencing
  • Geocoding
  • GIS Consultancy
  • GIS Data Capture
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Training

Building Spatial Datasets

Dealing with huge amount of spatial data which haven’t been categorized efficiently might be so time consuming and might cause inefficient and inappropriate use of data.  Having categorized all available spatial data and building spatial datasets and databases, you will be able to use your available data in a very efficient manner and take advantage of your data as best and productive as possible.  The spatial datasets not only allow to find what you need in relatively short amount of time, but also will enable you to easily link and merge all the data which will have lots of applications.

Data Conversion

Having the right spatial data but in the wrong format for your GIS can be frustrating.  Our data conversion services will convert your spatial data for use with any GIS platform.

We can convert your data to different formats.  In addition, we can convert data from raster to vector format and vice versa as well as re-projecting your data from one coordinate system to another.

Bellow is an example of contours conversion to DEM (Frankton, Hamilton) carried out by Drone & Land Surveys Limited GIS Specialists.

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Digitizing Paper maps and Geo-referencing

Historic and paper maps can hold a trove of important and useful data but accessing and analysing the information they contain can be difficult.  Our geo-referencing service can turn the data held within your paper maps into a useful and user-friendly form.

We can scan and digitally capture all the data contained within a paper map, transforming it to ensure it is correctly aligned with their real-world position.  This can be imported into your GIS and analysed alongside other datasets.


Enrich your address data with our geocoding services and discover new insights by analysing it in a GIS.

We can transform address into a valid spatial representation of its location whilst our reverse geocoding service will transform coordinate information back to a readable address.

Using address databases such as GeoDirectory, Pointer and Eircode, we can obtain a high match rate which you can be confident will help you to access the true potential contained within your address data.

 GIS Consultancy

Delivering an individually tailored service, we provide independent consultancy, free from any software vendor, that will address all your GIS requirements.

We work closely with our clients to build strong, long lasting relationships and we strive to ensure all of our customers will benefit from greater use of their geographic information.

GIS Data Capture

The data you require is not always readily available or in a format you require. Our data capture services can help you to capture the information that is important to your organisation and provide it in a GIS platform in an appropriate format to your needs.

We can capture data and assets that range from land parcels, topographic features, utility networks and environmental features to GPS points and satellite imagery.  Data can be provided in your preferred format for use and further analysis in a GIS.

All the data we capture is in compliance with ISO 19001 standards.

Spatial Analyses

Understanding your spatial data to determine the right solution to your question or problem can often be difficult. Our GIS expert can perform in-depth analysis on your data that will help you to answer questions, support decisions and reveal patterns.

Our spatial analyses services help our clients to better understand the world around them through the analysis of surface features, networks and locations. Analysis can be carried out to establish solutions ranging from surface form and flow, routing issues and facility locations to distance and direction, visibility and spatial planning.

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Project Management

With several experienced GIS, surveyor, engineer, and planner teams we can help support the successful delivery of your GIS project.

We will help to deliver both small and large scale projects for our clients, assisting from the planning stage through to the initiation and execution of the project.  Our teams are highly experienced and can be relied upon to drive your project all the way to completion, whilst monitoring and measuring performance throughout to ensure you remain fully informed regarding the progress of your project.


Not only we can offer all above GIS services for you, but also we are able to provide training session for the provided services to show how they can be utilized in your business. We can also provide training courses in ArcGIS, for all levels of ability.

Our courses can be tailored for individuals or teams, delivered at a pace that allows participants to gradually build up their skills and experience. GIS training can be provided on-site to ensure minimal disruption to your business.

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GIS Applications

  • Mapping
  • Telecom and Network Services
  • Accident Analysis and Hot Spot Analysis
  • Urban Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Environmental Impact Analyses
  • Agricultural Applications
  • Disaster Management and Mitigation
  • Navigation
  • Flood Analyses
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Dairy Industry
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Pest Control and Management
  • Landslide Hazard Zonation Using GIS
  • Land Use / Land Cover Change Detection
  • Soil Mapping (Geotechnical Uses)
  • Land Information System
  • Image processing
  • And Many other Services …