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New Zealand (Aotearoa) 2002

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand



 

Working with the Spatial Information Research Centre and its staff

  • Developed a location identification system for spatially locating and identifying housing units without using addresses.
     
  • Designed Spatial Data Collection and GIS Analysis Plan for the First Secretary of the Ministry for Women and Children, Republic of Indonesia.
     
  • With two colleagues, proposed, designed and created a Prototype Spatial Information System for the Dunedin Botanic Gardens.   The objective of creating the Spatial Information System was to provide the Gardens with an intuitive and efficient way of storing, querying and viewing data associated with important attributes of their plant collections.  Highlights of the project included historical querying capabilities to visualize where plants, garden beds, monuments and other assets had been located throughout the long history of the gardens including 3D fly-throughs.

    Related Publications and Presentations
     
  • Teska, C. (2000), Field Test of Integration of Palm Computer-Collected Data with a Geographic Information System Database for the Republic of Indonesia, in 'Proceedings of the12th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand', pp. 253-258

  • Guest lecturer: UW-Parkside Geography 110 and 330, 2000

  • Poster Presentations: Australasian User Interface Conference, 2001; 12th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, 2000; University of Wisconsin System Research Symposium, 2000

I'd like to give my deepest thanks to the University of Otago staff and students, to Rotary International and Rotary District 6270 for selecting me for the 2001 - 2002 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and to Rotary District 9980 for hosting me while in New Zealand.


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