John Thyne

GIS Manager - Computer SupportJohn Thyne

Ernest Rutherford 263D
Internal Phone: 94102


B.A. (Cant.)


A bit of an expert with Esri ArcGIS, and an 'IT broker' when central IT services can't help.

Also manages...

  • Computer purchases and replacelments (capital expenditure).
  • Computer workroom bookings and software installation.
  • Content in student class folders.
  • Entries in Active Directory (AD) for the GEOG Operating Unit (OU).
  • IT inductions for staff, visitors, and postgrads.
  • SharePoint admin for Geography.
  • Software procurement, licensing, and installation.
  • Video conferencing: Zoom meeting scheduling, and maintenance of mobile unit.

Geographic Information Systems

UC administrator for Esri ArcGIS...

  • UC site license
  • Student 1 year licenses.
  • ArcGIS Online and Server/Enterprise
  • eLearning access

Also involved with...

  • Harris ENVI remote sensing software (50 seat floating department license)
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office and Terrasync (100 seat license)
  • Trimble Business Office (10 seat floating license)

Custodian for geospatial data at \\file\bulk\geodata, including...

  • Christchurch Lidar and Kiwimage which require specific permission to access.

Geospatial lab creation and testing


Other responsibilities

Floor Warden for the north east end of Level 2 of Ernest Rutherford