- Geospatial / earth systems / geomatics research and advice
- Ethical data and geospatial / geomatics consulting
- Data collection and data infrastructure development
- Workshop construction and delivery for open source 3D photogrammetry, LiDAR and analysis tools (OpenDroneMap, PDAL, Entwine, Python, GDAL, QGIS)
- Cartography and cartocrafting. Serious play!
Operationalising research – ‘full stack’ science
Trained as a field scientist with a heavy engineering and cal/val focus, working on earth systems from centimetre to ocean basin scales, experienced in building and working with international research teams, and experienced in creating web-based data services – I can help you bring research ideas to life – from grant applications to production service delivery. In essence, I can help you build and execute ‘full stack’ science projects – helping your work out into the world where it can do the most good.
Geospatial data service consulting
With a deep insight into the open source geospatial community, OGC data services and web technologies, Spatialised can advise your organisation on delivering a spatial data infrastructure using open source software; and help you to build it. Open architectures not only help build and drive innovative (and profitable) business, they enable and empower diverse, strong, local communities. This is always a team effort, since no one human or organisation can know all the things. Let me help you design open systems, and pull together teams which are able to deliver both the technical and community-building components.
Training and mentorship
LiDAR and photogrammetry services
Airborne LiDAR and imagery were big data before big data were big. With a decade of experience in LiDAR processing, including 5 years planning and executing helicopter-based surveys of Antarctic sea ice, Spatialised can get around dense 3D datasets with aplomb. With a track record of innovation on approaches to LiDAR processing and a powerful open source toolkit, we can make sense of your investment in 3D mapping. Spatialised is also working toward CASA RPAS pilot certification, and investment in terrestrial laser scanning capacity.
Logistics, field support and project management
With four Antarctic expeditions running research group logistics under the belt and a track record of field innovation in sea ice research, I can help you design and execute field research programs which work. In Antarctic research, deadlines are hard and you can’t go down to the shop if you forget something. I can help you keep complex projects on track, managing multiple competing priorities and personalities.
Board membership and advisory roles
I sit on the steering committee for Earth Observation Australia and I am an inaugural board member of OSGeo Oceania. I’m a voting member of the Open Geospatial Foundation, with a role on the OSGeo marketing committee – and I’m a voting member of the Openstreetmap Foundation. This adds up to an experienced navigator of consensus with a strong focus on ethical business; digital, environmental and human rights; diversity and of course, ensuring that doing business is as fun as possible!
As an experienced guide and lifetime adventurer with a solid appreciation of how it feels to be under the hammer in day to day life, I appreciate any opportunities I have to re-wild myself. Wilderness immersion is a critical need for all humans – and can help your approach to business and all of life. I’m not ready to lead wilderness expedtions yet – I need to reacquire wilderness first responder certifications and appropriate insurances. However, I’m happy to come and talk to your business about why purposeful rewilding is important for us all. Actually, head over to toolsfortherevolution.com for more…