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Mrs Dorothea Woods B.Sc, M.Sc.

GIS trainer and analyst

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Dorothea Woods is a GIS Trainer & Analyst within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making.(J. Dangermond, ESRI)

Dorothea Woods has a background in Geography and using spatial data analysis to gain understanding of environmental systems and the effectiveness of nature conservation techniques.

Thea completed a BSc in Geography and Nature Conservation (University of Freiburg, Germany) and a MSc in Geomatics (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany) with a focus on geographic information systems and remote sensing.

From 2013 to 2015 Thea worked on an open source project visualizing interactive maps of Kenya's fast shrinking forests using UMN Mapserver, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, PHP and Javascript followed by work on a German wide assessment of the restoration potential of floodplains by taking into account a wide range of environmental and manmade factors.

Since January 2016 Thea has been working at the GeoData Institute at the University of Southampton where she works on a wide range of GIS projects and delivers GIS training courses. Since November 2016 she is also working on the WorldPop project providing GIS support on subnational migration mapping within and between low- and middle-income countries.


B.Sc. (Geography & Nature Conservation and Landscape Management) Freiburg, Germany, 2010

M.Sc. (Geomatics) Karlsruhe, Germany, 2012

Research interests

Environmental GIS

Migration Mapping

CPD training

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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Mrs Dorothea Woods
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 44/2087

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