Tag Archives: mapping

Free Sunshine Data for any NZ Property…..

May 9th, 2014

Yes you read that right!

free info

Anyone with internet access can now obtain weather, temperature and sunshine data for any address in New Zealand.

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But as they say….wait … there’s more.

as well as the sunrise and sunset times throughout the year you can see the average minimum and maximum temperatures, average rainfall, and average wind speed.

How do I access this?free info II

Just head on over to Quotable Values sub-site right here and type your desired address in. Then, just like the graphic above, make sure you click the “FREE LOCAL INFO” tab.

SOURCE – Blog Article here – over at www.qv.co.nz

GIS Tech to the rescue of home buyers….again

April 29th, 2014

Many times when a buyer moves to a new town, they are challenged with picking the best location.

That experience is doubly difficult if youngsters are involved, then it needs to take into account bus routes, distance to schools, distance to after school sports and activities, etc, etc.

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I’ve talked before about Walkscore and how relevant their info is.

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In fact I see NZ real estate companies are now incorporating this info in their data set, and publishing it along with other details of a property.

And although they do a good job, from the the “if its not broke, don’t fix it” stage left pops up a new comer … Isoscope.

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And their view takes a slightly more visual approach all around. You’ll note there is also a time line there to tell the program what time you would like to set off on a journey of discovery, and presumably….background data will depict traffic situations around that time and offer up yet another way to view data.

Both are worth a look if you are looking to visit a new place, or even look to buy a property there.

SOURCE:

Walkscore – http://www.walkscore.com/score/76-trafalgar-st-nelson-nelson-new-zealand

Isoscope – http://www.flaviogortana.com/isoscope/

Is Pinterest of value to a Real Estate agent?

August 20th, 2013

I tend to believe the use of this product in real estate is of more benefit to out of town buyers than locals.

If someone is unfamiliar with an area, 10-15 listing photos are required to capture just enough of the home and grounds alone, there isn’t really any space to detail / illustrate with photos the area the home is in.

I have just finished a folder on Pinterest for Nelsons little seaside secret suburb, Monaco.

Google Maps Monaco-Nelson

This here above, is the general layout re Google Maps.

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And if you are interested to find out more about Stokes little seaside secret suburb, Monaco…..just click here.

Otago Uni creates online injured cyclist-door crash map

Feb 8th, 2012

Just noticed Otago University have been working on a NZ wide aid to residents, and I also think it could be looked at as another “helper” in the mix for folk considering their options about living in certain areas.

They mention their aim ;

A searchable online map showing where in New Zealand cyclists have been injured as a result of car doors opening has been created by University of Otago injury prevention researchers.

Currently the map shows approximately 245 cycle door injury location over this 2007-11 period and indicates their seriousness and the direction the cyclist was traveling. And because its an overlay that rests on-top of Google Maps, its a breeze to use and visualise.

Otago researchers create online injured cyclist-door crash map

Great idea, and again, shows the advantages that the web can offer up each and every day.

Is Nelson Unique in New Zealand?

December 4th, 2012

Check out this chart that I have “borrowed” from the NZ Property Investors Association national magazine…

IMAGE – Courtesy NZ Property Investors Magazine

…and then tell me what you think? (Like all my pics, click on it it for higher res image – its easier to read for “boomers” like me.)

The stats come from Statistics NZ, but thanks to the NZ Property Investors Mag I don’t have to go there and compile them tonight.

Like usual though….if you wanna know more, or more importantly, want to know how to interept these stats in the context of our Dec 2012 Nelson real estate market.. …you know who to call.