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Trimble donates new GPS technology to the GRI

On Friday 8 December, Mr Mark Nichols, General Manager of Trimble New Zealand and Board Member of the Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, presented the University of Canterbury the first two of ten new portable GPS receivers. The device can be attached to an android phone...

GRI hosts Smart City Forum

The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, hosted a Smart Cities forum today which included presenters from around the country. The nature of this forum was to provide a collaborative environment for Government, Business and Researchers to gather and share their work progress as well as look...

GRI works with Geography Teachers

The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau worked with a group of Secondary School Geography Teachers today, providing some tips and tools for easily deployed spatial data capture using freely available online resources. The day was a success with the rain holding off long enough for all participants...

Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins geospatial award

T he University of Canterbury’s College of Science Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Lawson has received national recognition for her longstanding commitment to growing the geospatial sector in New Zealand, advocacy and partnership building. Prof Lawson won the Professional of the Year Award at the New Zealand...

Daniel Hogg wins CRCSI best PhD award

Last week, former PhD student Daniel Hogg was awarded the Best PhD research award at the CRCSI Annual Dinner in Sydney. Daniel is also a finalist in the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards to be announced later in November 2016. Daniel’s PhD used spatial and...