A new home for the National Forward Works Viewer
Why a foundation?
As a country we have amassed vast amounts of knowledge from our experiences in disaster recovery projects such as SCIRT and NCTIR. We’ve built tools, collected data and developed processes, but often when the recovery phase is over, the tools are switched off, life goes on and knowledge is stored away and not necessarily shared.
The NFWV is one such tool which bucked the trend – built to help co-ordinate the rebuild of Christchurch, it was identified as having merit as a BAU coordination tool and so was kept alive through the good work of LINZ and then later Christchurch City Council, who have been temporary custodians of the technology since 2018.
We looked at different options for a permanent home for the National Forward Works Viewer, and in discussion with our stakeholders and Christchurch City Council, we identified that a charitable foundation would be the best place for the NFWV to endure. The criteria for the choice of organisation included:
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