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My day job is Information Security for The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

I have been working in IT for around 35 years. My degree was in science with a heavy emphasis on Mathematics (particularly statistical and computational).

First job was as a statistician in University Zoology Dept after a few years I moved to what was then the "Computer Centre" where I was mostly involved with user support for statistical packages.

Over the years I have done worked in most non management areas in academic IT -- for the last 15 years I have been largely responsible for the technical side of Information Security at tht University.

My specific interest in GIS is centered around my conservation work on Tiritiri Matangi Island www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz where I am the volunteer coordinator for the weeding program.

We initially set up a GIS system of our own to keep track of weed related data but this has mushroomed and now has lots of other stuff as well; )


Aug
17
answered QGIS: Why do I get permission denied when saving style to postgres
Aug
17
asked QGIS: Why do I get permission denied when saving style to postgres
Aug
10
accepted qgis printcomposer: can I wrap text in attr table?
Aug
10
accepted Why don't all the attributes in the SQL query appear in table?
Aug
10
asked Why don't all the attributes in the SQL query appear in table?
Jul
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
21
comment qgis printcomposer: can I select features whose attributes to show
I have generated a set of polygons the actually fully enclose the areas and it now works well. When 2.6 comes out I will move to doing it using data based filters.
Jul
21
comment Generating polygons with shared boundaries using QGIS?
I did not know about snapping controls. I will investigate.
Jul
21
accepted Generating polygons with shared boundaries using QGIS?
Jul
21
comment qgis printcomposer: can I select features whose attributes to show
This works, sort of. The real issue is that I need different tolerances for each map. Still it is much better than nothing. I suspect that the real problem is that the features are messy collection of lines rather than nice polygons. I probably should define another polygon layer which explicitly marks the boundary and use that as an invisible feature.
Jul
20
accepted qgis printcomposer: can I select features whose attributes to show
Jul
20
asked Generating polygons with shared boundaries using QGIS?
Jul
20
comment Have Atlas sorting and filtering controls been removed in 2.4?
Ah! the perils of keeping gui documentation up to date and unfortunately these don't do what I want.
Jul
20
accepted Have Atlas sorting and filtering controls been removed in 2.4?
Jul
20
asked qgis printcomposer: can I select features whose attributes to show
Jul
20
asked qgis printcomposer: can I wrap text in attr table?
Jul
19
asked Have Atlas sorting and filtering controls been removed in 2.4?
Jul
19
comment What causes this error when loading plugin
I actually strongly suspect that the problem is in QGIS code that loads the plugin. I have been through the code of both plugins and neither appear to do any version checking.
Jul
19
comment What causes this error when loading plugin
I have reported it to the authors of both the plugins involved.
Jul
19
asked What causes this error when loading plugin