Expertise in geospatial and statitstical analysis, modelling, and data management
through engagements with CSIRO/Ecosystem Science, Geological Survey of Victoria, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Queensland Department of Natural Resource and Deakin University Melbourne.
Examples of international assignments are spatial planning, GIS application development and capacity building for Conservation International, Afghan Ministries of Agriculture (MAIL) and Rural Development (MRRD), the Libyan Environmental Government Agency in 2009 as well as national feasibility study for a GIS-platform for the Asian Development Bank (2015).
GIS service provision
- Needs Assessment for a GIS-based Information Platform on national level for the Afghan Government – a feasibility study for the Asian Development Bank (2015) – launched March 2018
- Health Geography: Neighbourhood analysis, Network analysis, spatial database development, geocoding automation (Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Example Food access study; 20-minute neighbourhood study – outlined in this article)
- Suitability/ multi-criteria analysis, cost distance modelling, hydro-ecological modelling (e.g. catchment or flow analysis), habitat mapping
- Nested water-catchment design based on restricted area ranges
- Mapping Ecosystem Services (South Pacific within a joint team environment), Conservation Planning and Key Biodiversity Areas (Papua map; NC report pdf)
- Cluster Analysis of geomorphology (e.g. in Marine Spatial Planning; webmap; documents)
- Cartography and map products, incl. metadata (ANZLIC) e.g. Community maps for the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program
- Spatial data preparation and model input support (e.g. Groundwater model input)
- Scripting applications and statistical analysis (customized solutions in Python, VB, R)
- Spatial database management, solutions and integration (MS SqlServer, Postgres/Postgis, Mysql)
Support in the field
- Mobile field data collection, survey form design and processing (e.g. ODK)
– with submission to our spatially enabled database-servers
We are working with a variety of applications and tools:
ArcGis, QGis, python libraries (e.g. gdal, RSGISLib, arcpy, pandas) and R (rgdal, raster, spatial), spatial sql.