Kirsty has experience working with spatial and remotely sensed data in a number of platforms including Esri’s ArcGIS and Trimble’s eCognition software. She is developing her experience using OpenSource software, such as QGIS and GRASS GIS, and also has a keen interest in coding. She is developing her skills using python coding language and its application to the presentation and analysis of ecological data.
Kirsty completed her Master’s degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) in 2018 at the University of Manchester. Her dissertation explored the use of object-based image analysis to map supraglacial debris using high resolution Sentinel-2 imagery. As part of her Master’s course Kirsty completed work experience with the RSPB to help explore the success of their conservation work and produce graphics for breeding bird surveys. Alongside this she also completed work experience with the IBI Group aiding the GIS team with a pocket R&D project.
Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Kirsty worked at PGL Travel Ltd as a study course instructor and team leader in Dorset after graduating from Durham University (Geography BSc) in 2015.