Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

David Medyckyj-Scott

David Medyckyj-Scott
Position: Technical Director - NLRC / RPAL / Cl
Team: Informatics
Location: Palmerston North
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

Research Interests

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
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI)
  • Geospatial metadata
  • Geo-web services
  • Science gateways
  • Research data management
  • 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.



  • Loughborough
    MSc Information Technology
  • London
    PhD Economics
  • Portsmouth Polytechnic
    BA (Hons) Geography





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



  • Computer Science
  • GIS Operations
  • GIS Applications
  • GIS Application Development
  • Information Management
  • Internet Information
  • Project Management
  • Spatial Information Systems
  • Technology Transfer
  • Data Management
  • Web Services