Dr Matthew Wilson
Spatial Data Infrastructure, Management and Governance Theme Leader
Professor of Spatial Information
Geospatial Research Institute

Associate Professor Richard Green

Sourcing and Delivery Theme Leader
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Phone: +64 3 364 2987

Professor Rob Lindeman

Analysis and Visualisation Theme Leader
Research Leader of the HIT Lab NZ
Phone: +64 3 364 2349

Professor Philip Schluter

GeoSocial: Smarter Social Investment Theme Leader
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Phone: + 64 3 369 3523

Dr Graeme Woodward

GeoUrban: Smart Cities and Infrastructure Theme Leader
Wireless Research Centre
Phone: +64 3 364 3880

Associate Professor Adrian McDonald

GeoEnvironment: Environment, Primary Production, and Hazards Theme Leader
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: +64 3 364 2281



THEME 1: Spatial Data Infrastructure, Management and Governance.
Addressing key research questions around Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), as well as associated management and governance topics related to spatial data management, spatial data integration and sharing, interoperability and standards, data models, governance, and legal issues associated with open data and data privacy.

THEME 2: Sourcing and Delivery.
Incorporating a range of topics related to spatial data sourcing and delivery, including research work in UAVs, sensors, WiFi networks, environmental telemetry, positioning, mobile technology, communications, crowd sourcing, and representation of indigenous knowledge.

THEME 3: Analysis and Visualisation.
Incorporating big spatial data analytics and rapid spatial data analytics, complex system modelling, geo-visualisation and interpretation, and GIS interfaces with other systems such as BIM. It also includes human aspects of data representation.

THEME 4: GeoSocial: Smarter Social Investment.
The applied use of geospatial for smarter social investment and decision making, including the areas of health, social services, human resilience, and hauora (wellbeing).

THEME 5: GeoUrban: Smart Cities and Infrastructure.
The applied use of geospatial for smart cities and infrastructure development and management, including smart cities, intelligent transport systems, business intelligence, situational awareness, built environment planning, monitoring and management, emergency services, post-quake city geoscience, and smarter asset/utilities/infrastructure management.

THEME 6: GeoEnvironment: Environment, Primary Production, and Hazards.
The applied use of geospatial in a variety of areas related to the natural environment, including primary production, precision agriculture and forestry, natural hazards and disasters, environment/environmental modelling, climate modelling, waterways management, and ecosystem management and conservation.