Drawing on nine years experience as a field scientist and data analyst, I am able to design and execute field surveys and sampling strategies which acquire the data you need first time around. Further, I can help you tell the story of your project to a range of audiences with high level writing, data analysis and visualisation skills. And then I can navigate you through getting your data into persistent storage and enabling web-based data services on it.
In the past twelve months I’ve developed strong skills in developing and understanding production web GIS data services, working on OGC data services in a DevOps environment.
I’m an experienced and capable group leader in in remote regions, with experience leading and managing groups in mainland Australia’s high country, Tasmania’s iconic Overland Track, and the pack ice zone in Antarctica.
I come equipped with a high level of outdoor skills, mechanical aptitude and fitness, able to access and operate in environments from deserts to snow and ice to rock faces to dense bush. I have a C class Australian drivers license, with experience in 4WD operation and international driving.
My open source spatial analysis toolkit includes:
- PDAL, the point data abstraction library (http://pdal.io)
- Entwine point cloud indexing (http://entwine.io)
- Quantum GIS (http://www.qgis.org/)
- SAGA (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html)
- Sextante (http://www.sextantegis.com/)
- CloudCompare (http://www.danielgm.net/cc/)
- Generic Mapping Tools (http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/)
- Unix command line utilities
I can also work with:
- Agisoft Photoscan
- Waypoint GrafNav
- Eon Fusion
…but I do not own copies of these. If you can provide the software I can provide experience to assist you with your analysis tasks.
I’ve worked in the field with the following equipment:
- Leica 1200-series and Leica MC-500 GPS, including RTK operation for 1200-series.
- Trimble 5700 and NetR9 GPS
- Leica system Viva TS15 robotic total station, programming and operation
- OxTS RT-series inertial navigation systems, Riegl LMS-q240 2D laser scanner, Nikon and Hasselblad aerial cameras
- Various commercial-grade GPS units, including waypoint and route uploads and downloads, programming and navigation
- Small plant – chainsaws up to 90cc/24″, petrol and electric powerheads for ice drilling and coring (using Kovaks coring and drilling bits)
- Specialised transport and load hauling equipment for snow and ice – fjeldpulken, skis, snowshoes, fuel drum sleds