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Name: Brent Wood OSGeo compass300.png
Job Title: Programme Leader for Environmental Information Delivery
Company: NIWA
Address:
City: Wellington
State:
Country: New Zealand
Local Chapter: Aust-NZ
Email: pcreso at pcreso dot com, b.wood at niwa dot co dot nz
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype: pcreso
Website:
Language(s): English
Personal Description : Brent Wood has worked in fisheries/marine/environmental research for 40 years, and for almost half of this time he used Open Source tools for spatial data management, analysis and visualisation. He has been a NZ Open Source Society Council member for several years, as well as an active Wellington Linux User Group member and Installfest organiser. He has been a regular presenter at FOSS4G since 2009, and was a finalist in the 2010 NZOSA awards for a web mapping portal using Silverstripe, Postgis. mapserver and Geonetwork which provided public access to research data and reports. Brent manages the NIWA QGIS Users Group, which is currently acting as the NZ QGIS User Group, and is an active participant in the Wellington Postgres Users Group (with a focus on Postgis). He is also interested in the use of R as a GIS/spatial analysis & mapping tool. His platform of choice is Linix, and has several years experience is setting up and using Linux based GIS workstations.
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Brent Wood

Brent Wood

Programme Leader for Environmental Information Delivery, NIWA.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Brent Wood has worked in fisheries/marine/environmental research for 40 years, and for almost half of this time he used Open Source tools for spatial data management, analysis and visualisation. He has been a NZ Open Source Society Council member for several years, as well as an active Wellington Linux User Group member and Installfest organiser. He has been a regular presenter at FOSS4G since 2009, and was a finalist in the 2010 NZOSA awards for a web mapping portal using Silverstripe, Postgis. mapserver and Geonetwork which provided public access to research data and reports.

Brent manages the NIWA QGIS Users Group, which is currently acting as the NZ QGIS User Group, and is an active participant in the Wellington Postgres Users Group (with a focus on Postgis). He is also interested in the use of R as a GIS/spatial analysis & mapping tool. His platform of choice is Linix, and has several years experience is setting up and using Linux based GIS workstations.

In 2016 Brent won the "People's Choice" Award in the NZ Open Source Awards for "services to Open Source Geospatial in New Zealand". This was accepted on behalf of the wider OSGEO community, rather than Brent as an individual.

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  • Experienced QGIS user
  • Experienced Postgis user
  • UMN Mapserver user
  • Geonetwork user

Outside of the OSGEO umbrella, Brent is also an experienced user of Generic Mapping Tools, a powerful open source spatial data analysis and mapping toolset.

Contact
Email: pcreso at pcreso dot com, b.wood at niwa dot co dot nz
Skype: pcreso
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
30 Nov 2015

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