Brandon Whitehead

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Brandon Whitehead
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Brandon is a PhD candidate in the School of Environment at The University of Auckland. His main research interests are in geoscience semantics and knowledge engineering. His doctoral research focuses on integrating a spectrum of semantic models, varying in complexity, to find different types of analogues using linkages between people, places, properties, processes, methodologies, and results (often as interpretations). For example, where are all the Cretaceous source rocks in the mid-Atlantic, or which reservoirs are situated in a similar geologic setting? Besides spending a decent amount of time teaching courses on spatial analysis and GIS, he is also an avid cyclist and volleyballer.

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ToolMatch LogoToolMatch (ToolMatch)
Description: or a given dataset, it is difficult to find the tools that can be used to work with the dataset. In many cases, the information that Tool A works with Dataset B is somewhere on the Web, but not in a readily identifiable or discoverable form. In other cases, particularly more generalized tools, the information does not exist at all, until somebody tries to use the tool on a given dataset. Thus, the simplest, most prevalent use case is for a user to search for the tools that can be used with a given dataset. A further refinement would be to specify what the tool can do with the dataset, e.g., read, visualize, map, analyze, reformat.