A fixed-wing plane flies over coastal Otago to help create 3-D maps of the area.
The data, covering about 50 kilometres of Dunedin and Mosgiel’s urban areas, was now available free for public use on the Land Information New Zealand’s website.
More than 4000 square kilometres of coastal Otago would be added to the website shortly.
The project was a partnership between Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand and the Otago Regional Council.
The third and final phase of data-capture was now under way in the Manuherekia River catchment, followed by some areas in Central Otago later this year.
In total, data for about 8000sqkm of Otago LiDAR would be collected and made publicly accessible.