At CoreLogic, we’re taking our data capabilities to the next level so we can better support our geospatial clients throughout New Zealand.

Every day, all kinds of businesses and government agencies rely on geospatial data when making critical decisions. They need data at their fingertips that’s clean, accurate and reliable so they can make their decisions quickly and confidently – especially during these uncertain times. 

This is why we have heavily focussed this year on improving and extending our geospatial data. Here’s a recap of some of our recent developments, and a look at what’s in store for 2021.

Meeting today’s challenges

2020 has been a year of extraordinary events in New Zealand. We’ve experienced two COVID-19 lockdowns, not to mention significant flooding that prompted a state of emergency. Also this year, the government announced a $12 billion New Zealand Upgrade Program to enhance the country’s infrastructure.

At CoreLogic, we’re evolved our geospatial offering with innovative developments to provide greater certainty through such events, so that our clients can face the future with more confidence. We’ve rebuilt Emap to prepare for the discontinuation of Adobe Flash on 31 December 2020. We’ve also released some geospatial datasets to the NZ developer portal and invested in aerial imagery to support our clients’ needs. 

Geospatial updates
(L-R) Rebuilt Emap platform; Geospatial data on the developer portal; CoreLogic imagery

We continue to develop our NZ Master Map on an ongoing basis to ensure our clients have instant access to up-to-the-minute data. We’ve also linked Ambiental flood scores to properties so that owners, developers and emergency crews can understand their vulnerability to flooding. What’s more, we’ve released a route optimisation tool for retailers using our AddressRight service.

FloodMap and FloodScore

2021 and beyond

Next year, we’re excited to continue delivering projects that are aimed to increase data-match rates, so we can provide even more support to organisations that provide essential services. We’ll also be embarking on a detailed program of work to enhance our product suite’s analytic capabilities. And with the ever-increasing concerns associated with climate change, we’ll be mapping hazards and environmental features to properties to help us understand the threats and mitigate their impacts. 

Another of our initiatives will be to replace many legacy processes and systems to work towards more stable and easier to optimise mapping. We’ll also continue enhancing our flagship geospatial data set; NZ Master Map, making it easier for people and services to get to where they need to be.