Cartographer, Map Maker, Geospatial Analyst
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I’m someone who loves to look at maps a lot, so
This is reflected in the attention to detail that I pay to my
I take pride in my work, and even greater pride in seeing the positive impact that it has on the world, no matter how great or small!
Until recently I was a Masters in Geographic Information Science (MGIS) student at the University of Canterbury. I undertook my research thesis into crowdsourced smartphone passenger feedback systems for public transport, which I completed in April 2017. Before this, I studied a Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Canterbury. For a while now I’ve enjoyed creating maps as a hobby (sometimes as procrastination!).
Recognition and Awards
Some of my more well known work includes the New Zealand State Highway Metro Maps, which received wide national attention in May 2016 online and in the media. It won the New Zealand Cartographic Society’s People’s Choice Map Award, which was held at the biannual GeoCart Cartography conference located in Wellington at the end of August 2016. I was also a finalist in the 2016 Spatial Excellence Awards in the Undergraduate Category, and a recipient of the New Zealand ESRI User Group Postgraduate Scholarship 2016.
In 2018 I was nominated (again!) for the Student of the Year award, but was honoured to instead come away with the NZ Cartographic Society Award for Best Map Design in the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards.
Recently I was working to update my Te Reo Maori Map of New Zealand with a new background. I learnt a couple of things while making it, so I thought it might be interesting to quickly share the process. The map uses the wonderful NZ wide 10m cloud-free Sentinel...read more
The Muslim and wider communities of Christchurch and New Zealand were left reeling in the wake of the Mosque shootings that took place on March 15th, leaving 50 people dead. While much has already been said about the atrocities that took place in my city, the huge...read more
Much of the year has passed since my last update, so I thought I'd catch you up on all that's been happening here at The Map Kiwi! The biggest change for me has been entering full time work as a Geospatial Analyst back in April. This was quite a different pace and...read more
I sell prints of most of my work through my online store.