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Rory McPherson

  • Master's Student in Geographic Information Science

    Research interests

    and Spatial Analysis.Human-Computer InteractionCrowdsourcingMobile GISCartographyPublic Participation GIS3D ModelingGeovisualizationGIScience


    My name is Rory McPherson, and I’m an American/Kiwi currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m a Master’s student in the Geographic Information Science Programme (MGIS) at The University of Canterbury, and plan to finish my degree by the end of 2015. I received my BSc in Geography with an emphasis in Geographic Information Science from The University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ (USA). I’m very passionate about technology and GIS, and have always had a fascination with geography and maps. I also enjoy understanding how spatial information can be represented and applied to make intelligent decisions.



    MSc Geographic Information Science

    University of Canterbury

    February 2014 - April 2014(2 months)

    BSc Geography - Geographic Information Science Emphasis

    University of Arizona

    September 2008 - May 2012(4 years)