QCIF hires new Geospatial Data Officer

Letitia Sabburg from The University of Queensland has joined QCIF as a Geospatial Data Officer.

She is currently working on Griffith University-based projects with a focus on social development and demographics, in which she collates and ingests spatial data into the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) open data platform. (QCIF is AURIN’s representative in Queensland, having partnered in early 2016.) The data will likely be used to show meaningful statistics about children in Logan with respect to other geographic areas.

Letitia, a GIS analyst, is also working on other spatial activities useful to this project, including creation of data dashboards and assisting at workshops.

Previously, she studied and worked at UQ, holding various research and tutoring positions — her most recent role being Research Assistant at the Sustainable Minerals Institute.
Before UQ, she worked in the engineering industry at multinational GHD as a geospatial analyst.
“I joined QCIF as I was looking for a more data and IT focused role, but wanted to stay within an academic setting,” said Letitia. “I am really enjoying putting my IT skills to use in various forms, plus the opportunity to learn new skills on the job that are relevant to my career.”
Gavin Kennedy, QCIF Data Innovation Services Manager, is thrilled to have Letitia on board. “Letitia brings geospatial skills that give QCIF a whole new set of capabilities that we can provide to our members, and helps our partner AURIN to engage with the Queensland research community,” he said.
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