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Chris moved to Australia to study the Master of GIS program and is now working on a project to assess the risk of climate change variations on key assets.
Chris moved to Australia to study the Master of GIS program and is now working on a project to assess the risk of climate change variations on key assets.

Chris Maddox moved to Australia for a change in scenery and to enjoy Australia’s stunning beaches, but his studies at UQ have brought him a lot closer to the ocean than he expected.

Chris is a Senior Geospatial Analyst with Geoimage Pty Ltd and is working on a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility funded project at the University of Queensland to climate-proof the nation’s seaports.
 
The project aims to enhance the resilience of Australia’s seaports under a changing climate and looks at how to enable adaptation to future climate change.
 
“My role is to work with researchers at UQ and RMIT to generate spatial GIS data and subsequent 3D visualisations of the infrastructure assets at Port Kembla (Wollongong). The datasets developed will be implemented into a vulnerability model to assess the risk of climate change variations on key assets within the port precinct” Chris said.
 
Chris originally moved from the UK to Queensland to study a Masters of GIS at UQ.
 
“Apart from the obvious attraction of studying in a better climate to that of the UK, I wanted to gain international experience at a well-respected university,” he said.
 
Studying at UQ gave Chris the opportunity to develop contacts with researchers and respected peers in industry that in turn led to a range of jobs, including some research posts.

Geoimage Pty Ltd is an independent satellite imagery and geospatial solutions provider, offering professional advice on the supply and application of commercially available satellite imagery, spatial datasets and services. 

Geoimage offers targeted solutions sourcing, processing, integrating, analysing and visualising spatial information to suit your specific applications.

Geoimage has been an award winning Australian satellite remote sensing data supplier since 1988. 

 
After graduation Chris was fortunate enough to find employment with Geoimage Pty Ltd, which has allowed him to stay and work in Brisbane. 

“I have been in this role for over two years and my degree prepared me with the Remote Sensing and GIS background theory needed to transition into a more senior role within the industry” he said.

 “I work within a small team consulting on large projects for a range of highly recognised clients. Projects vary from client to client and regularly include environmental, planning, cartographic and remote sensing based work”.
 
While Chris hopes to continue his career at Geoimage, with more project management based roles and further collaborations with UQ, he is also about to launch his own business called StudioSpatial. 
 
“StudioSpatial will be a art/graphic design based business that specialises in the generation of GeoArt, which is satellite imagery derived artwork” he said.
 
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Last updated: Sep 17, 2012