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2 August 2022
PO Box 5501
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[FYI request #19868 email]
Response to your official information request
Thank you for your official information request received on 10 July 2022 for ”any
documentation you have in relation to plans to make the LINZ Data Service web visualiser
usable on mobile devices. Please include any correspondence you have with Koordinates,
the mapping service provider as well as any internal plans that Koordinates has.” Background
The LINZ Data Service (LDS) runs on version 7 of the Koordinates platform which, as you
have identified, was not designed to be used on mobile devices.
Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) regularly provides suggestions to
Koordinates Ltd about possible enhancements based on feedback from LDS customers. Documents released
Please find attached the information you have requested:
2016-03-29 Request to Koordinates #8076
Screenshots of LINZ’s enquiries
2018-06-19 Request to Koordinates #10723
to Koordinates, and their
responses, regarding customer
requests for mobile device
2019-09-17 LINZ Koordinates emails re LDS
Koordinates refers to making the
development – Kx
product “fully responsive”.
• LINZ Attachment 1 – data discoverability
• LINZ Attachment 2 – Export status
• LINZ Attachment 3 – LDS favourites
Please note, this correspondence refers to suggestions for the functionality of the next
version (at that time) of the Koordinates’ platform user interface, version 8 (v8).
We understand that the development of Koordinates v8 ceased due to a global change in
user interface technology direction and resource scarcity.
Koordinates Ltd is currently building a new user interface. Ed Corkery, Chief Executive
Officer of Koordinates Ltd, has confirmed that Koordinates v10 will be ‘fully responsive';
that is, desktop-tablet-touch-mobile friendly.
Koordinates v10 is in testing with a subset of customers now. Ed would be very happy to
discuss with you in more detail the functionality of Koordinates v10 - you can contact him
We are anticipating that the LDS wil transition to the new user interface later this year
when we are confident that the platform meets the needs of our customers.
If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Vicki Lindsay, Manager Open Data and
Reuse at [email address].
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this
response to your request. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
or freephone 0800 802 602.
Nic Donnelly Head of Location Information (Acting)
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