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Dr. David Goodwin

Dave GoodwinPhD(Otago), MSc(East London), BSc(Hons)(Cape Town)

Email: david.goodwin@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 479 6540
Room: Surveying building, 1st floor, Room 121a

Profile

Resident in New Zealand since 2003, when I moved to Dunedin with my wife and four daughters. Initially employed in building and maintenance for a year, then embarked on a PhD comparing persisting land custom in Māori and African tribes. I commenced lecturing at Otago University in 2007, and am a member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors. Before coming to New Zealand I worked as a registered cadastral surveyor in Zimbabwe and lectured in the Department of Surveying (later Geoinformatics) at the University of Zimbabwe for seventeen years. I was a team leader in a research project for Zimbabwe's Land Tenure commission, and held a variety of offices in the Survey Institute of Zimbabwe. I maintained links with the surveying industry as a partner in a firm specializing in GPS surveying. Work included GPS control, sun azimuths for film work, and a range of photo-control and cadastral surveys.

My research continues in the land tenure area, with more recent strands of archaeoastronomy and literary cartography.

Teaching

Research Interests

  • Communal tenure in transition including Maori and African land.
  • Archaeoastronomy and historical position finding.
  • Literary cartography.

Research Themes (Disciplines)

Land tenure and Cadastral Studies

Projects

Current projects

  • Precession issues in archaeoastronomy. 
  • Development levy registers as intermediate title registers.
  • Balancing productive and cultural uses of Māori Freehold Land.

Supervision

Current Research students

  • James Berghan (2017 -) PhD, "Ecology of community: Māori understandings and values in relation to spatial data." With Lyn Carter, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

Completed research students

  • Robert Wayumba (2009 - 2015) PhD, "Response of Communal Land Tenure to Different Registration Initiatives in Kenya." 
  • Benjamin Quaye (2010 - 2013) PhD, "Land Information deficiencies and the development of real estate markets in developing economies." 
  • Christopher Joseph (2008 - 2012), PhD, "Land Tenure and Human Security during Post-Conflict Development." 
  • Zenoveva Correia (2014 - 2016) MSc, "Accessibility of Land Data and Information Integration in Newly-Independent Countries, with Specific Reference to Timor Leste."  
  • Michaela Thompson (2016) Hons. "Mapping the stones: Astronomical signicance of standing stones on Ra'iātea maraes." 
  • Godknows Madhuku (2015-2016) Hons. "Re-Engineering the Cadastral Surveyors' Licensing System for Zimbabwe." External supervisor for University of Zimbabwe. With Tarirai Masarira.
  • James Berghan (2012), BSurv Hons. "Striking a balance: Balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori Freehold Land." 
  • Fiona Robertson (2010) "Changes to Boundary Monumentation in the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010". 

Responsibilities

School

  • Postgraduate and research committee (2008 -)
  • Executive committee (2010 -)
  • Kaiāwhina Māori alternate (2010 -)
  • Library liaison officer (2010 -)

Professional Activities

Memberships

  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (MNZIS)
  • Registered Land Surveyor with the Council of Land Surveyors of Zimbabwe (LSZIM)
  • Fellow of Survey Institute of Zimbabwe (FSIZ)

Editorial/Refereeing

  • Reviewer for FAO’s Land Tenure journal (January 2009 – )

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Publications

Goodwin, D. (2018). An exploratory survey method for archaeoastronomy, applied to standing stones at the Hauviri and taputapuātea maraes, Ra'iātea. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 18, 109-120. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.01.009

Goodwin, D. (2017). Precession issues in Polynesian archaeoastronomy. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 126(3), 337-352. doi: 10.15286/jps.126.3.337-352

Goodwin, D. (2013). Whatever it takes: Tenure security strategies of communal land right holders in Zimbabwe. Africa, 83(Spec. Iss. 1), 164-187. doi: 10.1017/S0001972012000769

Goodwin, D. (2013). Deferred monumentation and the shakedown factor. Survey Review, 45(328), 19-24. doi: 10.1179/1752270612Y.0000000012

Goodwin, D. (2014). Literary cartography and the collecting of place and experience, with specific reference to collecting Arthur Ransome. Script & Print, 38(3), 177-190.

Goodwin, D. (2018). An exploratory survey method for archaeoastronomy, applied to standing stones at the Hauviri and taputapuātea maraes, Ra'iātea. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 18, 109-120. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.01.009

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2017). Precession issues in Polynesian archaeoastronomy. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 126(3), 337-352. doi: 10.15286/jps.126.3.337-352

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2013). Whatever it takes: Tenure security strategies of communal land right holders in Zimbabwe. Africa, 83(Spec. Iss. 1), 164-187. doi: 10.1017/S0001972012000769

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2013). Deferred monumentation and the shakedown factor. Survey Review, 45(328), 19-24. doi: 10.1179/1752270612Y.0000000012

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2014). Literary cartography and the collecting of place and experience, with specific reference to collecting Arthur Ransome. Script & Print, 38(3), 177-190.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2013). Aligning the ancestors: The orientation of meeting houses in New Zealand. New Zealand Surveyor, 302, 13-20.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2014). Communal land tenure: Can policy planning for the future be improved? In J. Whittal & S. Motala (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second AfricaGEO Conference: Developing Geomatics for Africa. CONSAS Conference. Retrieved from http://www.africageoproceedings.org.za/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Goodwin, D. (2011). Splitting the atom of communal land tenure, with specific reference to Maori freehold land. New Zealand Surveyor, 301, 4-10.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2016, October). Literary cartography and place: A case for inexactitude? Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Centre for the Book Annual Research Symposium: Book and Place, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Berghan, J., Goodwin, D., & Strack, M. (2013). Striking a balance: Balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori freehold land. New Zealand Surveyor, 302, 4-12.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D., & McKinnon, D. (2010). An alternative cadastral survey dataset for New Zealand. New Zealand Surveyor, 300, 33-42.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. (2017, November). Book choices as an indicator of invisible qualities. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Books and Users, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Goodwin, D. (2013). Land tenure: The wide view. In M. Strack (Ed.), Survey marks. (pp. 117-121). Dunedin, New Zealand: School of Surveying, University of Otago & the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

Chapter in Book - Research

Goodwin, D. (2013, October). Arthur Ransome: Cartography and the collecting of place and experience. Verbal presentation at the Centre for the Book Second Annual Symposium: Collectors/Collecting/Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Goodwin, D. (2013). Position and direction finding for exploration and mapping. In M. Strack (Ed.), Survey marks. (pp. 87-92). Dunedin, New Zealand: School of Surveying, University of Otago & the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

Chapter in Book - Research

Goodwin, D., & Strack, M. (2009). Between the lines: The spirit behind land agreements. Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction and Building Research (COBRA) Conference. (pp. 1389-1400). London: RICS. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Goodwin, D. (2011, February). The balance between productive and cultural use of Māori Freehold Land (MFL). Verbal presentation at the Hui on Maori Land Tenure: Building Capacity for Future Generations, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Goodwin, D. (2010). The story of the Mandesho people from a long time ago until the present day. Survey Quarterly, 62, 12-15.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Goodwin, D. (2005). Dealing with priceless treasure: Comparing land with customary links. New Zealand Surveyor, 295, 11-19.

Journal - Research Article

Goodwin, D. P. (2007). Belonging knows no boundaries: Persisting land tenure custom for Shona, Ndebele and Ngāi Tahu (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 428p.

Awarded Doctoral Degree

Goodwin, D. (2006). Native. In J. Morris (Ed.), Short writings from Bulawayo III (pp. 94-95). Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: 'amaBooks.

Creative Work

Goodwin, D. (2008). The Sadza eaters. In J. Morris (Ed.), Long time coming: Short writings from Zimbabwe (pp. 114) [Poetry]. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: 'amabooks.

Creative Work

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