|Job Title:||Geospatial research lead|
|Company:||Synthesis Technologies Pty Ltd|
|Personal Description :|| I currently work on massive point cloud visualisation and Exploitation at Synthesis Technologies. In my recent past I worked at Australia's National Computational Infrastructure in the high performance data team, making point clouds into useful data services; open geospatial data; enabling as-yet-unheard-of discoveries as a function of open data and accessible tools. I'm very strongly motivated to promote the use of open geospatial tools - removing barriers to serious geospatial data analysis.
I have a doctorate in surveying technology from the University of Tasmania, based on estimating sea ice thickness at high resolution by combining airborne LiDAR, digital photogrammetry, field observations (yes! I love to drill holes in ice!), and upward looking sonar from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
Formerly worked for the Australian Antarctic Division, on object-based classification of sea ice using aerial photography (among many other things including but not limited to a lot of logistics).
I also like to ski, climb rocks and ride mountain bikes as fast as possible. And sit under trees and watch the sky.I am currently the sponsorship lead for the upcoming FOSS4G/SotM Oceania Conference; and occupy a seat on the steering committee of Earth Observation Australia. I’ve recently joined the OSgeo marketing committee.
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