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Dean of School of Surveying to give a prestigious Nye lecture

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:16pm

The Dean of Otago’s School of Surveying, Professor Christina Hulbe, has been invited to give the prestigious Nye Lecture at the upcoming Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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Otago glaciologist to give prestigious lecture

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 2:34pm

The Dean of Otago’s School of Surveying, Professor Christina Hulbe, has been invited to give the prestigious Nye Lecture at the upcoming Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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New interactive 3D model of the Kia Ora carved in the tunnels of Arras

Friday, 28 October 2016 5:48pm

The LiDARRAS project released a new 3D model of the Kia Ora and silver ferns carved by soldiers of the NZETC in the Blenheim quarry underneath Arras in France. The model is a textured mesh made from high resolution laser scans that can be explored easily from any web browser.

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LiDARRAS project featured at WWI remembrance ceremony

Friday, 28 October 2016 5:12pm

The LiDARRAS project was featured at a special programme marking the centenary of the First Word War on the afternoon of the remembrance ceremony of the War in France at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

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Professional photographer Ian Alderman captures stunning photos of surveying students at work

Friday, 28 October 2016 4:30pm

Professional photographer Ian Alderman gifted to the LiDARRAS project magnificent photos of our students at work while surveying the underground network of tunnels and quarries during the second fieldwork campaign.

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Bentley Systems sponsors the LiDARRAS project

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 4:39pm

Bentley Systems generously sponsors the LiDARRAS project by providing license for their Reality Modeling Software.

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Chris Pearson's 2nd trip to Nepal - final 5th blog

Sunday, 16 October 2016 2:56pm

Chris Pearson's final 5th blog covering his 2nd trip to Nepal.

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Chris Pearson's second trip to Nepal - Blog 4

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 1:52pm

This is the 4th Blog covering Chris Pearson's second trip to Napal.

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Chris Pearson's 2nd trip to Nepal - Blog 3

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 11:49am

Third blog installment of Chris Pearson's second visit to Nepal.

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Chris Pearson's 2nd trip to Nepal - Blog 2.

Friday, 30 September 2016 11:54am

This is Chris Pearson's 2nd trip to Nepal - and his Blog 2.

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Two School of Surveying lecturers nominated for OUSA Teaching Awards

Sunday, 25 September 2016 11:23am

Lecturers at the School of Surveying were recently nominated for the “Best Lecturer’ category of the 2016 OUSA Teaching Awards. Dr. Robert Odolinski and Richard Hemi attended the awards ceremony held at the Evision Lounge, Clubs and Societies.

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Chris Pearson's 2nd Trip to Nepal - Blog 1.

Friday, 23 September 2016 11:50am

Chris Pearson's 2nd Trip to Nepal - Blog 1.

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LiDARRAS second fieldwork campaign meets objectives

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:13pm

The second fieldwork campaign of the LiDARRAS project has now been completed. After spending nearly 4 weeks underground surveying the quarries and tunnels dug by New Zealand soldiers during WW1, School of Surveying student Chris Page and fellow ESGT student Damien Houvet have carried out with brio the giant scanning task. Following a 2 week debriefing with our French partners of the ESGT, Chris returned to New Zealand earlier this month with nearly 1000 scans and 12,000 photos of the underground.

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Surveying student develops a web-mapping app to assess where drone should not be flown

Saturday, 20 August 2016 9:08am

Near miss incident between a drone and a passenger plane in Queenstown triggered surveying PhD student Todd Redpath to use his skills in GIS and web-mapping to develop quickly an app to identify the areas near airports where drone are not allowed to fly without authorization.

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Action for gender equality in Antarctic science

Friday, 19 August 2016 8:23am

A global ‘Wikibomb’ that aims to blow up the perception Antarctic science is a boy’s club includes three Otago academics among its list of world-leading female scientists.

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Aotearoa New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf Programme featured at the XXXIV SCAR conference

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 3:52pm

Prof Christina Hulbe, Dean of the National School of Surveying at the University of Otago invited as keynote speaker at the upcoming SCAR conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Video clip reveals LiDARRAS second fieldwork campaign

Monday, 18 July 2016 11:22am

Young film-maker association APIA filmed the LiDARRAS team at work and produced a great video clip illustrating the scanning of the underground network of Arras during the second fieldwork campaign.

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The LiDARRAS project featured in French news!

Friday, 8 July 2016 10:51am

The LiDARRAS project was featured in a French local journal and on the evening regional news edition of a national TV channel.

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LiDARRAS second survey campaign well underway

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 10:35am

Richard Hemi returns from Arras, France, where he was involved with the second survey campaign of the underground network of tunnels and quarries dug by the NZ Tunnellers during WWI.

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Otago and French experts bring WWI tunnels to wider audience

Friday, 24 June 2016 2:03pm

Staff and a students from Otago’s National School of Surveying, along with counterparts from the École Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes, are using 3D laser scanning to record and map a network of WWI tunnels and caves under the northern French city of Arras, creating a stunning virtual world to be explored from the safety of their newly launched website.

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Chris Pearson's Nepal work featured in Dunedin Television's nightly interview on 20 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016 9:49am

The School of Surveying's Chris Pearson has recently completed a significant surveying project in earthquake-stricken Nepal that he was invited to lead by the Nepalese government.

Chris spoke about the project in his interview with Dunedin Television on 20 January 2016.

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International partnership brings the world to the University of Otago to study Hydrography

Monday, 18 January 2016 6:08pm

In December 2015, the School of Surveying at the University of Otago, in partnership with the Hydrographic Academy of the Marine Learning Alliance (Plymouth, UK), offered their inaugural Southern Hemisphere practical hydrographic paper (SURV562).