Research Projects


Developing methods to determine geographic coordinates (e.g. latitude and longitude) of text location descriptions to unlock huge amounts of biological data.

Ira Moana – Genes of the Sea

Enabling a collaborative network of scientists to deliver a searchable metadatabase for the genetic and genomic data of New Zealand’s biodiversity.

He Tatai Whenua

Implementing a Te Ao Māori landscape classification that can be directly integrated with existing GIS.

Rights-based GIS and Digital Stories

Incorporating Indigenous knowledge or mātauranga Māori into geospatial databases

Te Kawau Tiripou

Developing a system which allows mātauranga Māori to allow Tātau Tātau to expand its capability in contemporary environmental, economic and social decision-making


Developing methods to automatically extract and georeference disaster impacts from social media.