Improved GPS accuracy for Pocket Maps users
A state-of-the-art satellite positioning system based in Southland means most people using PocketMaps can be much more certain of their location.
3 April 2023
GIS system update
We have a planned outage to our mapping systems today (22 February) from 9am - 9pm.
22 February 2022
Open data portal shares outdoor access data
GIS analyst Julian Hitchman hopes that, by sharing public access datasets, the Walking Access Commission can help people improve public access in New Zealand.
4 November 2021
Map help is here
A helpful guide for users to familiarise themselves with our maps. Check out more information on our maps, layout, navigation, tools, login and GIS data.
27 April 2021
Improvements to our website and Find My Adventure
We have introduced some great new features that make finding information on our website even easier.
8 September 2020
Vector basemaps will mean faster mapping
The Walking Access Commission's mapping partner Eagle Technologies is improving LocalMaps, the program our online mapping system runs on.
25 August 2020
Sarah Cruickshank on improving our maps with new GIS
Sarah tells us how and why the Commission is updating its GIS, what it will mean for people using WAMS and when you can look forward to the new system.
24 October 2019
Julian Hitchman explains using geospatial data to create maps
Podcast: Julian Hitchman is one of the Commission's GIS Analysts. He talks about how we use geospatial data to create the maps we use.
8 May 2019
How complete is the public access data shown on WAMS?
How much public access is there in New Zealand? How much can the Commission’s Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS) display?
20 July 2018
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