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I work for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), which is the government agency responsible for New Zealand’s survey and land titles systems. Within LINZ, I work in the National Geodetic Office, which is responsible for providing the survey control system. This control system provides a framework for all of the accurate positioning carried out by surveyors and other spatial professionals in New Zealand. It consists of a large number of survey marks with accurate coordinates. You may have seen some of these on the tops of hills or beside the road, with a black and white triangular beacon on them. Recently I have been involved with measuring the land movements after the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes.
I started working for LINZ after graduating from university twelve years ago. I received on-the-job training as well as opportunities to attend training courses and secondments with other organisations to learn more about geodetic surveying.
Some days I spend the whole day in front of a computer.
Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (BSurv(Hons)) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics major) from the University of Otago.
History and travel.
Nic Donnelly is a Geodetic Surveyor with Land Information New Zealand. Image: LINZ.