Current work focuses on development of standards based solutions for geospatial applications, particularly for systems that enable land survey information and boundary evidence to be documented, shared, and re-used effectively across a range of spatial information domains and services. Projects also focus on standards based infrastructure applications for public (and private) data dissemination and reuse. The objective of this work is to contribute to the realisation of smart cities through the development of land administration services that support community development and growth.
Recent work has been as a team member of the Surround Consortium charged with the development of a 3D Cadastral Survey Data Model (CSDM) for the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) jurisdictions - Australia and New Zealand. The 3D CSDM work programme aims to create a widely adopted standard across Australia and New Zealand for exchanging digital cadastral survey data between the survey industry and government land administration agencies.
Edge Geomatics Limited are geospatial specialists with extensive experience gathering and analysing geographic and spatial (location-based) information, implementation of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and application of participatory GIS (PGIS) practices. PGIS practice is geared towards community empowerment through measured, demand-driven, user friendly and integrated applications of geospatial technologies.
I am a New Zealand trained Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPSurv, BSurv (Otago), MSc and PhD (Calgary, Canada)), with over thirty years experience in Land Surveying, Land Development and Geospatial Information Systems.
I have extensive experience leading cadastral, land development and GIS projects in New Zealand and internationally. My role within the 3D Cadastral Survey consortium is the Cadastral Survey subject matter expert and requirements lead. I have broad data acquisition expertise with a focus on collation/documentation of public infrastructure information and the dissemination of spatial information via spatial data infrastructures. I am a New Zealand Standards representative for geographic information contributing to ISO/TC 211 Workgroups 7 (Information Communities) and 9 (Information Management) in particular.
Previously, I was Professor in Cadastres and Land Tenure at the Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary. My primary areas of expertise covered Cadastral Surveying, Land Use Planning & Development, and Geospatial Information Systems. Research focused on participatory methods for development of livable communities with an emphasis on accessibility. I've also collaborated on various land tenure projects with a focus on systems for documenting occupation and ownership rights.