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Research at the School of Surveying

The School of Surveying at Otago is research active in the fields of geospatial sciences, geodetic and surveying sciences, land tenure and cadastral research, land and urban development, and hydrographic surveying.

Themes of research

Research at surveying encompasses scientific and humanities approaches to land and sea. More specifically, aspects of research in measurement and geospatial sciences run alongside research in land tenure and urban development

3D model of the Otago campus derived from photogrammetryGeospatial Science

Research in Geospatial Science at the School covers the fields of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and Photogrammetry. Research projects feature both theoretical and applied approaches.

Find out about research in Geospatial Science.

Geodetic and Surveying Science

Research in Geodetic and Surveying Science at the School of Surveying covers the fields of earth or crustal deformation, geoid computation and long term sea level change.

Find out about research in Geodetic and Surveying Science.

Land Tenure and Cadastral Studies

Research in Land Tenure and Cadastral Studies at the School of Surveying covers the fields of New Zealand and international land tenure, land registration issues, aboriginal title, public-private property rights, boundary issues and land law.

Find out about research in Land Tenure and Cadastral Studies.

Land Engineering and Urban Development

Research in Land Engineering and Urban Development at the School covers the fields of Environmental Modelling and Urban Development Processes.

Find out about research in Land Engineering and Urban Development.

Professional Issues

Research into a variety of Professional Issues at the School of Surveying covers a range of projects that deal with matters related to the profession but which are not of a technical nature and include ethical, educational, environmental change and any other broad issues that may affect the future of land surveying or land surveyors in a professional context.

Find out more about research in Professional Issues.

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Postgraduate studies

The School offers a number of postgraduate and research courses, designed to satisfy different needs and to accommodate students from different academic backgrounds. Entry into these degrees varies according to both the quality and the level of a student's previous tertiary study. At the graduate level, the School offers the following qualifications:

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Research seminar series

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.

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

Find out about past and upcoming seminars.

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