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Computer Services

The School of Surveying employs two full time staff to manage and maintain its computer systems. Kelly Gragg is the Surveying Software Support and Data Management Scientific Officer and Aubrey Miller is the Geospatial Analysis Profession Practice Fellow.


The School of Surveying has two computer suites for undergraduate and postgraduate student use, a dedicated research lab, plus a number of additional computers for use by postgraduate and honours students.

Access and rules

Students enrolled in 200 level and above Surveying papers have 24 hour seven day access to the relevant lab(s). After-hours access to the computer labs is by swipe card (student ID cards).

The use of this facility is subject to rules. Please check out the School of Surveying Lab Rules.


The School of Surveying has licenses for many leading software packages, including -

  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop v10.3
  • ERDAS Imagine / Stereo Analyst 2014
  • Caris – HIPS & SIPS 9.1
  • PCI Geomatica 10.1
  • 12D Model 11.0
  • CivilCAD
  • BrisCAD
  • ProgeCAD
  • Autodesk 2016
  • Landonline
  • Standard Desktop Productivity Tools
  • Matlab (latest release via the University of Otago site license, see the Matlab page of ITS for more details, useful resources about Matlab@Otago including tutorials can also be found at
  • Microsoft Office

Software support

Software support/help in the School of Surveying is available from the following sources

  • Help functions within the software.
  • Assistance from staff. For surveying software see Kelly Gragg. For GIS software see Aubrey Miller.