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David Medyckyj-Scott

Head of Data Management
Data and Information Department
David Medyckyj-Scott
Palmerston North
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Research interests

MSc. IT - Specialism: Human Factors
PhD. Economics - Specialism: Geography & Psychology. ESRC CASE with the Institute of Aviation Medicine
BA. (Hons) Geography - Specialisms: Cartography (traditional and computer), Remote Sensing, Geographical methods.


  • Geoinformatics
  • Research data management
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI)
  • Geospatial metadata
  • Geo-web services
  • Science gateways
  • Computer Science
  • Cartography & geovisualisation

Past Positions

  • Nominated representative for the Joint Informations Systems Committee (JISC) and the UK academic community in its engagement with the implementation of the UK Spatial Data Infrastructure and EU INSPIRE Directive

  • Elected Council Member of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe.

  • Member of the Scottish Government’s Geography Steering Group.

  • Member of the UK JISC Geospatial Working Group.

  • Committee member of the UK and Ireland Open Geospatial Consortium Forum.

  • Member of the UK Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Spatial Literacy in Teaching (SPLINT) Advisory Board.

  • Research Associate of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Member of the UK Association for Geographic Information (AGI) GIgateway Portal Stakeholder Committee.

  • Committee member of the AGI Technical SIG.

  • Member of the UK AGI Gemini Initiative. (Tasked with establishing a UK standard for geospatial metadata).

  • Member of the Great Britain Historical GIS (Vision of Britain) Management Committee.

  • Member of the British Standards Institute Committee PSM 39/2 Software Ergonomics.

  • Member of the UK AGI Standards Committee on GIS.


MSc Information Technology

PhD Economics

Portsmouth Polytechnic
BA (Hons) Geography


Barringer J, Medyckyi-Scott D, Hewitt A, Lilburne L 2011. S-map online: an interactive mapping and query application for New Zealand soils data. Soil horizons 20: 5.

Medyckyj-Scott D, Barringer J 2011. Supplying land and soils data over the web - the LRIS portal. Soil horizons 20: 4.

2011. Soil horizons (Special issue: Soil & land information) 20. Palmerston North, Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua. 16 p.


  • Representing Science New Zealand on Standards bodies (Standards New Zealand and Standards Australia geospatial committees.), Standards New Zealand