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Mr Kelly Gragg

MSc (University of Georgia, GA, USA), BSc (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA).
Phone: +64 (0)3 479 7602
Room: Surveying building, 2nd floor, Room 208

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Kelly graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSc in Geology in 1997 and worked for an environmental consulting firm in Virginia for three years where he conducted environmental investigative fieldwork at sites across the US. He obtained a MSc in Geology from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a focus on using shallow geophysics to locate archaeological features. Kelly worked for a small R&D company, testing and engineering light detection and ranging (LIDAR) mobile mapping systems. He went on to work for a large engineering defense contractor conducting LIDAR collections and managing a LIDAR data processing team. In 2013 he relocated to Auckland to work for the New Zealand Defense force as a geospatial data manager and joined the School of Surveying as a scientific officer in February 2016.
Kelly has lab coordination responsibilities for surveying papers. He also manages the micro computer lab, provides teaching support to students and staff, and manages the university’s surveying software. In addition he also offers LIDAR and point cloud and data management research support for staff and students.


Research and Professional Interests

  • Vulnerability of the Ross Ice Shelf in a Warming World (NZARI interdisciplinary and multi-institutional programme)
  • LIDAR Collection and Point Cloud Processing
  • Geospatial Data Lifecycle
  • Data Management and Metadata Standards
  • Development and Design of Data Collection Methodology


Professional Activities