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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.

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.

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

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.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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/

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]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

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.

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