David Heron


Full Name: David Heron

Position: Senior GIS Specialist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4610


1978: BA, Geography; 1982: BSc, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Antarctic geology
Geology: Data management
Geology: GIS Specialist
Geology: Geological map editor
Geology: Hazard modelling in ARC/INFO
Geology: Map production
Geology: Quaternary geology
Technical: Computer skills
Technical: Technical Computer Applications
Technical: UNIX System Administrator

Professional activities

New Zealand ESRI Users Group: member

Major publications

Heron, D.W.; Lukovic, B.; Massey, C.I.; Ries, W.; McSaveney, M.J. 2014 GIS modelling in support of earthquake-induced rockfall and cliff collapse risk assessment in the Port Hills, Christchurch. Journal of Spatial Science, 59(2): 313-332; doi: 10.1080/14498596.2014.913509

Massey, C.I.; McSaveney, M.J.; Taig, T.; Richards, L.; Litchfield, N.J.; Rhoades, D.A.; McVerry, G.H.; Lukovic, B.; Heron, D.W.; Ries, W.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2014 Determining rockfall risk in Christchurch using rockfalls triggered by the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Earthquake Spectra, 30(1): 155-181; doi: 10.1193/021413EQS026M

Cousins, W.J.; Thomas, G.; Heron, D.W.; Smith, W.D. 2012 Probabilistic modeling of post-earthquake fire in Wellington, New Zealand. Earthquake Spectra, 28(2): 553-571; doi: 10.1193/1.4000002

Heron, D.W.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Sawa, M. 1998 Late Quaternary movement on the Ohariu Fault, Tongue Point to MacKays Crossing, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(4): 419-439; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1998.9514820

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