Takiwa Lakes

Takiwa is a  'geospatial database' for storing lake data in a visual format based on its location, it integrates comprehensive national environmental databases, routine and high-frequency data, and 'big data' from other sensors, into a single platform. 

Takiwa has been set up to provide a scalable and persistent visualization database to benefit a diverse range of stakeholders throughout New Zealand. One of the central tenets of Takiwa is to make data fully open and accessible through the remaining duration of the LERNZ programme, until 2019. The ability to continue Takiwa beyond this time will depend on 'buy in' from stakeholders depending on their perceptions of the usefulness of the platform as a freshwater data repository and visualization tool. Takiwa Lakes is free to use following registration here.