PhD Research Scholarship: Building thriving residential communities using citizen scienceinformation to inform earthquake engineering

The Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) is awarding a three-year PhD Scholarship from mid to late 2022 – 2025 as part of the Interdisciplinary Programme 2: Thriving Residential Communities in the QuakeCoRE Te Hiranga Rū research programme. The scholarship is available to students of all nationalities. The starting date is any time from mid-lateContinue reading “PhD Research Scholarship: Building thriving residential communities using citizen scienceinformation to inform earthquake engineering”

PLATIAL’21 Next Week – links to papers

The PLATIAL’21 conference starts next Wed (or Thursday NZ time). We will be presenting a paper on place preference in New Zealand, exploring the question of what makes a place a favourite place: My Favourite Place – Exploring Reasons For Place PreferenceJohanna Richardson (Massey University, NZ), Kristin Stock (Massey University, NZ) Conference Summary People “live”Continue reading “PLATIAL’21 Next Week – links to papers”

Free Talk: Nainoa Thompson (Polynesian Voyaging Society)

Hawai’ian navigator Nainoa Thompson will be speaking November 19 at 11:45 am to 1:30 pm NZ time. Over the years he has sailed much of the world using traditional techniques, and was trained in Pwo navigation by Mao Pialug. He came to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2014 on the Hōkūleʻa. The talk is free, andContinue reading “Free Talk: Nainoa Thompson (Polynesian Voyaging Society)”

Spatial Data Science Conference

There’s a spatial data science conference online running from 26/10/2021 to 29/10/2021. Sessions begin at 2:00 am NZT. “Having brought together more than 5,000 experts online in 2020, we’re excited to announce 2021’s online edition of the Spatial Data Science Conference, gathering Data Science, Advanced Analytics & GIS experts from across the globe. Further supportingContinue reading “Spatial Data Science Conference”

Did You Know: How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading

Many of the more cartographically minded among us will be very familiar with the idea of selecting appropriate colour palettes for our maps. This interesting article explains how some of the palettes commonly used for choropleth and heat maps (among other map types) can distort data, or be misleading. Read the article here.

Dr Libby Liggins appointed to committee of World Data System of International Science Council

Congratulations to Dr Libby Liggins for her appointment to the Scientific Committee of the World Data System! Libby will be the youngest member of the Scientific Committee and the first representation of the Southern Hemisphere and for the Biological Sciences.