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Surveying Seminar Series, Conferences and Symposia

The School of Surveying runs a seminar series showcasing projects and results related to the School research themes. Speakers come from within the school, the university, as well as nationally and internationally renowned visitors.

2017 Seminar schedule

The seminar series normally runs weekly during semester time (current slot is Thursdays at 12 noon in the L1 lecture theatre) and are organized by Dr. Robert Odolinski and Dr. Mick Strack.

Semester 1
Date Presenter Institution Title
2 March James Berghan and Martin Forbes PhD Candidates, School of Surveying PhD topic presentations
9 March Dr. Greg Leonard School of Surveying Using Open Source Geospatial Software in Antarctic Sea Ice Research
16 March Prof. Slawek Tulaczyk Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California When glacier motion goes seismic: asperities and creeping zones revealed by regional-scale GPS and passive-source seismic monitoring of a 'glacier fault' in West Antarctica
23 March Prof. Christina Hulbe School of Surveying Subglacial bathymetry and the future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
30 March Otago Innovation Ltd Otago Innovation Ltd Industry Engagement; increasing research impact
6 April Dr. Paul Denys School of Surveying The Geodetic Team's response to the Kaikoura 2016 earthquake
13 April Dr. Adam Campbell School of Surveying Fingerprint matching for ice shelves. How to identify sources of thickness change to the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
17 April Mid-semester Break
27 April Dr. Felix Ng Department of Geography, University of Sheffield A new view of ice flow across Antarctica and Greenland
4 May Prof. Matthew Zook Department of Geography, University of Kentucky Crowd‐sourcing the Smart City: Big Geosocial Media Data, Ethics and Urban Governance
11 May Todd Redpath PhD Candidate, School of Surveying and Department of Geography Measuring seasonal snowpack with drone photogrammetry
18 May Aubrey Miller School of Surveying Modelling large-scale winter recreation terrain selection
25 May Dr. Chris Pearson School of Surveying An updated strain rate map for New Zealand: What does it tell us about the tectonics of this part of the Pacific-Australian plate boundary
Semester 2
Date Presenter Institution Title
13 July
20 July Jesse Teat Tussock Innovation IoT, a product developer's perspective
27 July Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Who should own water and waterways and what should that mean?
3 August
10 August
17 August All staff School of Surveying Honours project topics
24 August Brian Coutts School of Surveying Land Surveying: has technology fundamentally changed the profession
28 August Mid-Semester Break
7 September Dr. Peter Knight Geomatics N.Z. Ltd TBC
14 September Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
21 September
28 September
5 October Emily Tidey School of Surveying TBC
12 October

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Past seminars

2016

Semester 1
Date Presenter Institution Title
3 March Dr. Tony Moore and Dr. Judy Rodda School of Surveying Making sense of the tracks of dolphins or other moving objects
10 March Richard Hemi School of Surveying LiDARRAS - A project to laser scan survey the NZETC WWI tunnels of Arras
17 March Dr. John Donaldson GEOINT New Zealand (GNZ), part of the New Zealand Defence Force Order Upon The Sea
24 March Various School of Surveying School of Surveying Summer Bursary Project Presentations
25 March Mid-Semester Break
7 April Dr. Pascal Sirguey and Dr. Nicolas J. Cullen School of Surveying and Department of Geography A geostatistical framework to consolidate over a decade of mass balance measurements on Brewster Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand
14 April Dr. Pascal Sirguey et al School of Surveying Reconstructing the mass balance of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand, using MODIS-derived glacier-wide albedo
18 April (1 pm) Opening remarks from: Gary Chisholm (Trimble), Ron Tyson (NZR Chairman). Presentation by: Steve Brodet (Hydroid, Inc) NZ Region - Australasian Hydrographic Society (NZR AHS), proudly sponsored by Trimble and Kongsberg Developments in the use of AUV’s for Hydrography, Australasian Hydrographic Society Webinar #2
21 April Yong Chien Zheng PhD Candidate, School of Surveying Consequence of 2012 Mw 8.6 northern Sumatra earthquakes towards Sundaland plate
28 April Mark Nichols Trimble NZ The Changing role of the Surveyor
9 May James Kavanagh RICS Land Group Student seminar: Why Professionalism Matters! An insight into the structure of professionalism and its relevance to our land surveying/geospatial industries both nationally and internationally
12 May Dr. Chris Pearson School of Surveying Towards a modernized geodetic datum for Nepal: Options for developing an accurate terrestrial reference frame following the April 25, 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake
19 May Prof. Mark Stirling Department of Geology Modelling Seismic Hazard in New Zealand using Seismic, Geological and Geodetic Data
26 May

Semester 2
Date Presenter Institution Title
14 July Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Housing Crisis - Crisis? What Crisis? – or Keep Calm and Carry On? A commentary about the government’s response to affordable housing
21 July Dr. Pascal Sirguey School of Surveying Snow cover dynamics and hydrological modelling using MODIS snow products in the Athabasca catchment, Alberta, Canada
28 July Alia Khan Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder Quantifying sources, distribution, and processing of light absorbing aerosols in the cryosphere: A comparison of dissolved and refractory black carbon in polar and high mountain regions
4 August Mark Dyer Land Information New Zealand The power of where - future developments for the New Zealand cadastre
11 August Dr. Matt Amos Land Information New Zealand Improving New Zealand’s Vertical Datum with Airborne Gravity
18 August Julien Boeuf School of Surveying Evidences of sub-optimal photogrammetric modelling in RPAS-based aerial surveys
25 August Kelly Gragg School of Surveying Deconstructing a LIDAR Point Cloud
29 August Mid-Semester Break
8 September, 12pm Dr. Adam Campbell School of Surveying Fingerprinting past changes to the Ross Ice Shelf
8 September, 1pm Pernilla Löfgren and Charlotte Dawson Land Information New Zealand Geospatial Opportunities at Land Information New Zealand
15 September Dr. Robert Odolinski School of Surveying Low-cost multi-GNSS receiver precise positioning - are we there yet?
22 September Dr. Paul Denys et al School of Surveying The effect of seismically induced vertical land motion on New Zealand's long term tide gauge record: - An elephant in the room?
29 September Yong Chien Zheng PhD Candidate, School of Surveying A Geodetic Study of Strain Distribution on the Sundaland Plate
6 October Colin O'Byrne School of Surveying How did that get built? Employing analytical governance frameworks to understand urban design
13 October Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Legal Personality. The Rights of Nature, or Restoring Maori Customary rights

2015

Semester 1
Date Presenter Institution Title
26 February Emerson Pratt Manager, Teaching & Learning Facilities, ITS, University of Otago An introduction to the University of Otago's new Student Desktop
5 March Various School of Surveying Summer Bursary Student Presentations
12 March Dr. Rob McCaffrey Portland State University Inter-­‐seismic locking on the Hikurangi subduction zone: Uncertainties from slow-­‐slip events
19 March Dr. Tony Moore and Marc Russwurm School of Surveying / Technical University of Munich Mountains of Work!
26 March Dr. Robert Odolinski School of Surveying New Zealand’s first results for multi-GNSS single-baseline RTK positioning
2 April
9 April Mid-Semester Break
16 April Gary Chisholm Trimble Marine Construction using GNSS
23 April
30 April Andrew Burrell Global Survey UAV data acquisition, processing and deliverables: allowing technology to do the legwork
7 May Dr. Ian Hamling GNS A view from above: Satellite Radar Interferometry observations of New Zealand's deforming crust
14 May Professor William Cartwright RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia NeoCartography: citizen cartographers, GPS, consumer electronics and mapping
21 May Dr. David Goodwin Te Kura Kairūri, School of Surveying Hybrid solutions to securing land rights in the continuum between customary and formal land tenure
28 May Dr. David Goodwin Te Kura Kairūri, School of Surveying Surveys to determine the orientation of standing stones on the Hauviri and Taputapuātea maraes on Ra'iatea, and associated issues
Semester 2
Date Presenter Institution Title
9 July
16 July Various School of Surveying and Dept. of Geology Our seas and oceans – still to be explored and charted
23 July Dr. Rachel Whitsed School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Stuart University, NSW, Australia Modelling vegetation change, human health and wellbeing and zombies! (not all at once)
30 July Prof. Christina Hulbe Te Kura Kairūri, School of Surveying Flow variability and ongoing margin shifts on Bindschadler and MacAyeal Ice Streams, West Antarctica
6 August Various SURV 453 / 553 Panel Discussion A future for Princes Street
13 August
20 August
27 August Mid-Semester Break
3 September
11 September (Friday, 1 pm) Andrew McDowell Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Open Source Enabling Technologies for Tenure Governance
17 September Various Te Kura Kairūri, School of Surveying 200 and 300 level student info session for available electives
25 September (Friday, 1pm) Various SURV 469 - Advanced Stormwater Design Student Presentations TBC
1 October Yong Chien Zheng PhD Candidate, School of Surveying The Sunda megathrust deformation process: 15 years of recent great earthquakes

2014

Semester 1
Date Presenter Institution Title
20 March, 5:30 pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre Drs. Pascal Sirguey and Nicolas Cullen School of Surveying / Geography Department The changing height of Aoraki / Mt Cook
27 March, 5:30 pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre Dr. Ted Scambos U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center Antarctica in the Palm of Your Hand: A Science Tour of the Ice Sheet
3 April Prof. Bill Cartwright RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia The Geography of World War 1 Cartoons: Gallipoli
10 April Auckland Islands: Part I School of Surveying + Depts. of Geology and Marine Science What were they doing down there?!
17 April Dr. Pascal Sirguey and Dr. Nicolas Cullen School of Surveying / Department of Geography Creating a new elevation model of Kilimanjaro from very high resolution GeoEye-1 images and assessing ice volume of the Northern Ice Field of Kilimanjaro: the photogrammetry strikes back
24 April Mid-Semester Break
1 May Surveying Selfie Challenge Surveying Selfie Challenge Poster
8 May Dan Wallace GeoSystems Technologies that will transform Surveying
15 May Kambiz Borna PhD candidate, School of Surveying A Vector Agent Approach to classify satellite images
Wed, 21 May, 4 pm Dr. Sigrun Hreinsdottir GNS Science The 2010 Eyjafjallajökull and 2011 Grímsvötn eruptions, Iceland: Insights from GPS geodetic measurements

Semester 2
Date Presenter Institution Title
25 June Dr. David Goodwin School of Surveying Communal land tenure in transition: improved policy planning through case study comparison
17 July Don McKinnon LINZ Out of the Pan - Into the Fire - Zen and the Art of Cadastral Maintenance
24 July Stan Lusby Link to Supporting Document The Spatial Awareness Conundrum in Ancient Polynesia (With Parallels from Ancient Greece) - Star Pillar Navigation Concepts; Indigenous experience versus Cartesian Science
31 July Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying A new look at resource management: EDS v King Salmon 2014
7 August Emily Tidey School of Surveying Marine Habitat Mapping: Linking Pattern and Process in Marine Systems
14 August Hydro Student Presentations Hydrography - More than just Charts
21 August Dr. Simon Cox GNS Science - Te Pu Ao The Te Horo (Dart) Landslide – Laser Scanning, SfM Photogrammetry, Hydrosurveying and some lessons for Land Use Planning
29 August Mid-Semester Break
4 September Engineering Surveying Class Presentations School of Surveying 4th year students SURV 459 Student Presentations
11 September Maaike Duncan Terramark Gardens View and the Sabina Apartments
18 September SURV 480 / SURV 590 Student Presentations School of Surveying Students SURV 480 / SURV 590 Student Presentations
18 September

Visitor Teaching Seminars A

1 pm - Joseph Wright

2 pm - Dr. Chris Pearson

Visitor Teaching Seminars A
19 September Visitor Research Seminars A 1 pm - Dr. Chris Pearson

2 pm - Joseph Wright

Visitor Research Seminars A
Mon 22 + Wed 24 September Visitor Teaching Seminars B 1 pm M - Dr. Yushin Ahn
2 pm M - Dr. Cindy Wang
12 noon W - Dr. Robert Odolinski
Visitor Teaching Seminars B
23 September Visitor Research Seminars B 9 am - Dr. Cindy Wang
12 noon - Dr. Yushin Ahn
1 pm - Dr. Robert Odolinski
Visitor Research Seminars B

2013

Semester 1
Date Presenter Institution Title
26 February Prof. Frank Schwarzbach Dresden University The German Cadastral System
7 March Dr. Abdelali Fadil School of Surveying New Zealand 20th Century sea level rise
14 March Dr. Dr. Abdelali Fadil and Dr. Pascal Sirguey School of Surveying Assessment of MODIS precipitable water vapor over New Zealand using GPS and radiosondes measurements
21 March No Seminar Scheduled
26 March Prof. John P. Wilson University of Southern California The Geospatial Revolution
27 March Prof. Natascha Oppelt University of Kiel Use of hyperspectral remote sensing in coastal waters & integration of remote sensing data into hydrological or vegetation models
28 March Mr. Massimo Santanicchia Icelandic Academy of Arts The Reykjavik Urban Environment
4 April Mid-Semester Break
11 April Dr. Chris Pearson School of Surveying PositioNZ-PP: Development of an online GPS Post-Processing Service for New Zealand
18 April Dr. Don Grant Land Information New Zealand Reshaping the New Zealand Cadastre: A 10 - 20 Year Strategy
25 April Anzac Day
9 May Mr. Richard Hemi School of Surveying Scanning the past for a future perspective
16 May Summer 2012/13 Bursary Student Presentations Summer 2012/13 Bursary Presentations
23 May Panel Discussion New Zealand Housing Panel Discussion
30 May Panel Discussion Landscape representation and visualisation

Semester 2
Date Presenter Institution Title
18 July TBA TBA TBA
25 July TBA TBA TBA
1 August Emily Tidey School of Surveying Hydrography - the big picture and the finer detail
8 August Benjamin Quaye School of Surveying Land information deficiencies and the development of the urban real estate market - case study of Ghana
15 August Dr. Martin Gribble GHD Logging trucks on local roads - are we killing the pavement?
22 August Prof. Christina Hulbe School of Surveying What's past is prologue
29 August Mid-Semester Break
5 September No Seminar
12 September Dr. Brian Ballanytne (via podcast) Natural Resources Canada Boundary disputes: the price of federalism
19 September Dr. John Haines GNS Revealing Hidden Deformation Sources in New Zealand
26 September Mr. Bruce Wallen Discovery Marine Limited Hydrographic Surveying with Multibeam Echo Sounders in the Bay of Islands
10 October Mr. George Williamson Walking Access Commission A discussion on Walking Access Maps

2012

Date Presenter Institution Title
8 March Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Coastal Boundaries
15 March Dr. Pascal Sirguey School of Surveying Insights into temporal variability of surface flow velocity of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand, provided by optical satellite imagery and A century of ice retreat on Kilimanjaro: The mapping reloaded
22 March Prof. John Hannah School of Surveying A detailed determination of regional sea level trends in New Zealand
29 March Dr. Chris Pearson School of Surveying Surveying of shaky ground, maintaining accurate coordinates in tectonically active areas
19 April Dr. David Goodwin School of Surveying Securing land rights for land in transition from communal to individualized tenure
10 May Dr. Mike Hilton Department of Geography Surveying and monitoring the dynamic dune systems of Stewart Island (1998 – 2012): A Geographer’s perspective
17 May Mr. Grant Humphries PhD Candidate, Department of Zoology Automated species distribution modeling: Python, ArcGIS and the Alaska GAP Initiative
31 May Dr. Ali Fadil School of Surveying Evidence for high rates of sea level rise in New Zealand during the 20th Century
19 July Mr. Vick Jaya MSc Candidate, School of Surveying 3D GIS – extending data visualization capabilities into the 3rd dimension
26 July Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Claims for water rights
9 August Mr. Clifford Patterson PhD Candidate, School of Surveying Monitoring deforestation and agricultural intensification in the New River Watershed, Belize
16 August Mr. Mark Smith LINZ Crown pastoral lease tenure review: a Surveyor's perspective
23 August Assoc. Prof. Julian Smit University of Cape Town, South Africa Geomatics: a profession in flux
23 August Prof. Venkat Lakshmi University of South Carolina, USA Studies of the land surface hydrological cycle using modeling, observations and remote sensing
23 August Prof. Christina Hulbe Portland State University, USA Big or little? Using numerical models to interpret recent change in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
13 September Dr. Huw Horgan Victoria University, Wellington The grounding zone of the Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica
18 September Dr. David Fairbairn Newcastle University, United Kingdom Integrating volunteered geographic information with official spatial data
26 September Ms. Nuala Gallagher Cypress Hills Verde, USA Equity and sustainability in an urbanizing world
26 September Dr. Sean Connelly University of Regina, Canada Getting beyond green: strategic sustainability for 21st Century communities
26 September Mr. Colin O'Byrne Victoria University, Wellington Exploring the influence of governance on urban form

2011

Date Presenter Institution Title
17 February Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Estimation of the global averaged value of the crust-mantle density contrast
3 March Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Coastal erosion in Norfolk: the dilemma of property
10 March Mr. Neil Bates / Mr. Josh Columbus / Mr. Luzi Gan School of Surveying Deformation surveying / A high resolution DEM for New Zealand / Joint adjustment levelling networks in New Zealand
17 March Dr. Piotr Jankowski / Dr. Timothy Nygerges San Diego State University / University of Washington Using online spatial decision support collaborative tools in distance learning education
22 March Dr. Timothy Nygerges and Dr. Piotr Jankowski University of Washington / San Diego State Participatory geospatial information architectures
24 March Dr. Timothy Nygerges and Dr. Piotr Jankowski University of Washington / San Diego State Participatory role-play in collaborative decision support
28 March Dr. Timothy Nygerges and Dr. Piotr Jankowski University of Washington / San Diego State Participatory modelling methodology - tightening the geoweb design loop
7 April Mr. Graeme Blick LINZ LINZ's geospatial, customer and geodectic strategies
14 July Dr. Tony Moore School of Surveying Layered and embedded approaches to cartography-art interface
21 July Ms. Amelia Auge / Ms. Dawn Coburn Phd Candidates, School of Surveying Satellites, radiowaves and sea lions: new insights of site fidelity in pinnipeds? / Gone tomorrow? Choosing the past to create the future
22 July Dr. Pavel Novak University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic Gravity field modelling and satellite techniques
28 July Dr. Greg Leonard School of Surveying Analysis of Antarctic landfast sea ice displacements derived from a combined Global Navigation System and Total Station array
4 August Mr. Julian Muenster, Mr. Paul Crane, Dr. Mariusz Nowotawski / Mr. Geoff Hay Department of Information Science / School of Surveying Augmented reality virtual note application on Android Phones / Time for OSCAR
11 August Dr. Josef Strobl University of Salzburg, Austria People and actions - geosocial sensors and map interfaces
18 August Dr. Ali Fadil / Mr. Ahmed Abdalla School of Surveying Evidence for a slow subsidence of the Tahiti island from GPS, DORIS and combined satellite altimetry and tide gauge records / Accuracy analysis of state-of-the-art global gravity models using GPS-levelling and gravity data - a New Zealand case study
25 August Mr. Brian Coutts School of Surveying Regulation and discipline for cadastral surveyors - a case study in the Australasian reciprocating region
8 September Mr. Robert Wayumba / Mr. Chris Joseph PhD Candidates, School of Surveying History and effects of land registration in Kenya / Land tenure research in a post-conflict environment
22 September Dr. Hauti Hakopa Department of Information Science Mapping the Mana of the Whenua
29 September Dr. Femke Reitsma University of Canterbury Measuring and representing processes for GIS
6 October Dr. Mick Strack, Assoc. Prof. Kerry Shepherd, Mr. Tim Jowett and Mr. John Harraway School of Surveying, HEDC, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Monitoring changes in the environmental attitudes of higher education students
13 October Dr. Paul Denys, Dr. Chris Pearson and Mr. Mike Denham School of Surveying A geodetic study of the Otago Fault System
20 October Dr. Chris Pearson School of Surveying Surveying on shaky ground: An improved model of tectonic deformation and how this helps surveyors in the western US and Alaska
25 October Mr. Jeremy Palmer LINZ The LINZ GIS data service
27 October Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Commentary on recent land law: using and stopping unformed legal roads / Developments on coastal hazard zones
4 November Dr. Mairead de Roiste Victoria University, Wellington Do users agree? Exploring users' expectations about the placement of common map elements
10 November Ms. Judy Rodda / Mr. Mariano Rodriguez PhD Candidates, School of Surveying Counting dolphins is not as easy as it would seem - estimating the seasonal abundance of Hector's dolphins using capture-recapture techniques / Spatial ecology of introduced mammalian predators in New Zealand: Using satellite technology to quantify resource selection
1 December Mr. Igor Drecki and Ms. Shannon McColley University of Auckland GeoDataHub: Building a geospatial data repository for New Zealand

2010

Date Presenter Institution Title
29 January Dr. Robert Tenzer / Mr. Yuri Marinovich / Ms. Julia Nicholson School of Surveying The study of long-term temporal deformation of the Earth's crust induced by the polar motion in New Zealand / A compilation of the map of the lateral topographical density distribution in New Zealand from the currently available geological data
12 February Dr. Robert Tenzer / Mr. Ahmed Abdalla School of Surveying First results of a new gravimetric geoid model for New Zealand / Validation of the new gravimetric geoid model KTH-NZ2010.v1 using GPS-levelling and existing quasigeoid models for New Zealand
12 March Dr. Tony Moore School of Surveying Maps as comics, comics as maps
19 March Mr. Robert Wayumba PhD Candidate, School of Surveying Modelling land tenure systems
16 April Mr. Richard Hemi School of Surveying Laser scanning for heritage and archaeological preservation
23 April Mr. Chris Joseph PhD Candidate, School of Surveying Land tenure and human security during post-conflict development
30 April Dr. Greg Leonard School of Surveying Ice crystals in the water column: the view from an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
7 May Dr. Pascal Sirguey / Mr. Todd Redpath / Assoc. Prof. Sean Fitzsimons / Dr. Andreas Kaab School of Surveying / Department of Geography Utilising optical satellite imagery to derive multi-temporal flow fields for the Tasman Glacier
14 May Dr. Robert Tenzer / Mr. Vladislav Gladkikh School of Surveying Global bathymetric stripping corrections to the gravity field quantities / Mathematical model of the global ocean saltwater density distribution
21 May Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Responding to the Crown's proposal to remove lands from Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act and allow for mining on protected conservation land
28 May Dr. David Goodwin School of Surveying An alternative Cadastral Survey Dataset for New Zealand
4 June Mr. Brian Coutts School of Surveying Disciplinary principles for Cadastral Surveyors - A case study in Australia and New Zealand
11 June Mr. Phil Rhodes School of Surveying Urban design in the making
18 June Mr. Phil Rhodes School of Surveying The survey-accurate digital Cadastre - can a coordinate define a boundary point?
25 June Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Crustal deformations due to oean-tide loading in New Zealand
16 July Prof. John Hannah School of Surveying The difficulties in using tide gauges to monitor long-term sea level change
23 July Mr. Chris Knight School of Surveying Surveying and aviation
30 July Mr. Don McKinnon School of Surveying Why I went to America and what I found - or does the GPS as-built match the design!
13 August Mr. Chris Knight School of Surveying A perspective on the evolution of computing and communication networks from then to now
20 August Mr. Geoff Hay PhD Candidate, School of Surveying The Open Source Cadastral Application and Registry (OSCAR) software: Theory of operations overview
27 August Dr. Chris Pearson US National Geodetic Survey The inclusion of Alaska and other progress in improving the accuracy of geodetic coordinates in the Pacific North America plate boundary zone
10 September Dr. Paul Denys School of Surveying Tide gauge-cGPS measurements in New Zealand
16 September Mr. Vladislav Gladkikh / Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Atmospheric pressure loading software
8 October Mr. Geoff Bates Otago Surveying Company Life after graduation
15 October Mr. Scott Preskett School of Surveying Multi-antenna GPS motion sensing for hydrographic surveying in ports and harbours to the Spheroid
22 October Ms. Teresa Cole MSc Candidate, School of Surveying An intensive investigation into the presence of an acceleration in sea level rise using New Zealand's long-term records
12 November Mr. David Shearer MSc Candidate, School of Surveying Shared spaces and the role they could play in New Zealand
26 November Mr. Luke Chamberlain PGDip. Candidate, School of Surveying Victorian future coasts LiDAR survey

2009

Date Presenter Institution Title
12 March Mr. Joseph Wright / Mr. Aaron Fleury Summer Bursary Students, School of Surveying Wastewater and stormwater GIS-based models of urban catchments / Evaluation of consumer-grade GPS in bush environments under tree canopies / Reliability evaluaiton of GPS RTK systems using the ISO 17123-8 standard
19 March Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Gravimetric forward modelling of the step-wise topographically corrected and CRUST 2.0 model crust density contrasts stripped gravity field
9 April Mr. Phil Rhodes School of Surveying An introduction to vacuum sewerage systems with case studies
23 April Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Modelling the monthly variation in continental water storage with GRACE
7 May Dr. Greg Leonard School of Surveying Platelet ice - ocean interaction during winter in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
23 July Dr. Stuart Edwards Newcastle University, United Kingdom GPS calibration and validation of altimetric satellite radiometers
27 July Dr. Chris Pearson US National Geodetic Survey The future of the North American Datums: Whate we have now, what's wrong and things may change
3 August Dr. Robert Tenzer School of Surveying Global atmospheric corrections to the gravity field quantities
17 August Dr. David Goodwin School of Surveying The spirit behind land agreements - examples from Canada, Zimbabwe and New Zealand
24 August Dr. Mick Strack School of Surveying Property rights for a new world: can our property regime adapt to an ethic of sustainability?
8 October Dr. Robert Tenzer / Matt Stevens School of Surveying A study of vertical tectonic deformations in New Zealand using continious GPS data
22 October Dr. Tony Moore School of Surveying Geographical vector agents and agricultural land use
2 November Mr. Abraham Growcott / Mr. Pascal Sirguey Department of Marine Science / School of Surveying Acoustic and photogrammetric length estimates of sperm whales
9 December Dr. Robert Tenzer / Mr. Ahmed Abdalla School of Surveying The ellipsoid corrections to the fundamental formula of physical geodesy

2008

Date Presenter Institution Title
15 September Dr. Tomaz Podobnikar

Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Simulation and representation of the positional errors of boundary and interior regions in maps
9 October Dr. Tony Moore School of Surveying Visual spatial metaphors for user focus: an alternative view of cartograms
16 October Dr. Peter Whigham Department of Information Science Keep your eye on the ball: revisiting a mouse-based spatio-temporal system for collecting rugby union patterns
23 October Dr. Tony Moore School of Surveying Visual spatial metaphors for user focus: an alternative view of choropleth maps
30 October Dr. Nigel Stanger Department of Information Science Scalability of techniques for online geographic visualization of web site hits
6 November Dr. Steven Roberts Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada MOEA for greenlands system design
13 November Dr. Greg Leonard School of Surveying The role of collection systems modelling in the strategic review of an existing wastewater reticulation system - a case study of the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit Network
20 November Mr. Geoff Hay PhD Candidate, School of Surveying Architecture for an open source semantic spatio-temporal land administration application
5 December Dr. Peter Knight School of Surveying The contribution of the School of Surveying to hydrography of Otago Harbour
11 December Dr. Brendon Woodford Department of Information Science Rule extraction from spatial data using an entropy-based evolving fuzzy neural network
18 December Mr. Pascal Sirguey School of Surveying

The application of the Snowmelt Runoff Model (SRM) in the Upper Waitaki

Conferences

125th NZIS Conference, Dunedin, 2013

The New Zealand Institute of Surveyors will be celebrating its 125th anniversary at their annual conference to be held in Dunedin from 29-31 August 2013. The occasion also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National School of Surveying.

Find out more about the 125th NZIS Conference.

SIRC NZ 2013

SIRC NZ 2013 is a new GIS and Remote Sensing research conference, running on 29th August and 30th August 2013 at the University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

Find out more about the SIRC NZ 2013.

Symposia

2014 New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium

The New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium is a biennial event attended by New Zealand's sea ice research community. The 2014 edition is being hosted by the School of Surveying.

Find out more about the New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium.

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