By Dr Kristin Stock - Director, Geoinformatics Collaboratory & Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Massey University
Massey University has recently established the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory. The Collaboratory brings together around 40 Massey staff working in geoinformatics, GIS and geospatial science across Massey’s three campuses (Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington) to promote collaboration in research, teaching, postgraduate supervision, and industry engagement.
Members come from a wide range of disciplines including ecology, environmental science, agriculture, earth science, IT, marketing, planning, disaster management and health. We hold regular (more or less monthly) virtual seminars with recognised researchers from around the world on geoinformatics, GIS, and geospatial using Zoom. Recent topics include crowdsourcing of geographic information and methods for delineating landform elements.
Virtual seminars are open to everyone, and involve not only a presentation but also discussion and questions afterwards. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified of these and other geospatial events, just drop us an email. If you would like to read more about the Collaboratory or view recordings of previous seminars, you can visit our web site at geoinformatics.massey.ac.nz.