Research

Consultancy

Biography

Publications

Funding

Project Leadership

Research Students

Conferences Organised

Visiting Fellowships and Collaborations

Dr Kristin Stock

Telephone Number: +64 (0) 9 414 0900 extn 43719
Email: k dot stock at massey dot ac dot nz

Office Address:
School of Natural and Computational Sciences
Room MS3.21
Massey University, Albany (Oteha Rohe)
Albany Highway, Albany 0632, Auckland
New Zealand

Research

Dr Kristin Stock is Director of the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory and a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology.  Her research interests focus on geoinformatics, semantics and natural language, particularly the combination of all three.  Her particular areas of focus currently include:

  1. Developing methods to automatically extract geographic knowledge (location and events or objects) from natural language text, and the combination of natural language text with other sources (e.g.  social media plus conventional data).
  2. Developing methods to automatically interpret natural language descriptions of location including relative location descriptions (usually with prepositions).

Biography

Dr Stock completed qualifications in surveying (and is a Registered Surveyor), urban and regional planning and computer science before completing a PhD in semantic geospatial database integration at Queensland University of Technology.  She has worked as a mining, engineering and cadastral surveyor in private practice; for the government, designing a land information system for the Australian Capital Territory and ran a successful geospatial data consultancy, Allworlds Geothinking, in the UK for several years. Kristin worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham in the UK, before moving to Massey University in 2014. 

Since moving back to NZ from the UK, Kristin has led the formation of the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory, funded under the Massey University Strategic Investment Fund. She leads the MBIE funded BioWhere project, developing methods to georeference biological collections, and is a partner in the MBIE funded He Tatai Whenua project, which is developing a Te Ao Maori land classification, and the Earthquake Early Warning project.  While in the UK, Kristin worked on a number of large international projects including editing the Protected Sites theme for the Europe-wide INSPIRE; developing data models for the EU funded MOTiiVE and Metafor projects (with the British Atmospheric Data Centre); leading research aspects of the JISC funded CoMPASS project and the natural language processing activity in the EU funded EUROGEOSS project. Kristin collaborates with researchers internationally and has chaired several conferences and workshops.

Kristin is interested in how location is described in natural language (text and spoken language), and in developing automated methods to understand and georeferenced complex location descriptions such as we need an ambulance at the far end of the carpark, near the public toilets at Metro Park or the sample was collected on the west bank of the Waikato River, near Hamilton Gardens. She works with machine learning, rule-based and knowledge representation methods to address the multiple challenges related to understanding these kinds of expressions, and also works on methods for extracting cultural ecosystem services information from text, as well as cross-linguistic studies of spatial language. She has also worked with ontologies and semantic integration of data from heterogeneous sources, and addresses a range of application areas, including the natural and built environment and disaster management.

Dr Stock joined Massey University in June 2014 and is Director of the cross-College Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory.  She collaborates with researchers globally and welcomes potential PhD students to study topics relevant to her research.  She also teaches in geoinformatics and information technology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Publications

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Algiriyage, N., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E. and Johnston, D. (in press). DEES - A real-time system for event extraction from disaster-related web text. Social Network Analysis and Mining

Aflaki, N., Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Guesgen, H. and Morley, J. (in press). An Empirical Study of the Semantic Similarity of Geospatial Prepositions and their Senses. Spatial Cognition and Computation.

Radke, M., Gupta, A., Jones, C.B. and Stock, K. (2022). Disambiguating spatial prepositions: the case of geo-spatial sense detection.Transactions in GIS 26(6), 2621-2650.

Tan, M.L., Becker, J., Stock, K., Prasanna, R., Brown, A., Kenney, C., Cui, A. and Lambie, E. (in press). Understanding the social aspects of earthquake early warning: a literature review. Frontiers in Communication.

Stock, K., Jones, C.B. and Tenbrink, T. (2022). Speaking of Location: A Review of Spatial Language Research. Spatial Cognition and Computation.

Wijegunarathna, K., Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Das, P., Aaron, W., Procter, J., Morris, H., Medyckyj-Scott, D., Morgan, F., Wieczorek, J. and Whitehead, B. (2022). BioWhere - Georeferencing New Zealand's Biota from Text. New Zealand Geospatial Conference 2022, 29-30 August, Wellington, New Zealand.

Aflaki, N., Mackenzie, K., Morris, H., Guesgen, H., Procter, J. and Stock, K. (2022). Ma te kupu te whenua e ora ai: The Challenges of Geospatial Natural Language Processing with New Zealand Maori. New Zealand Geospatial Conference 2022, 29-30 August, Wellington, New Zealand.

Liao, R., Das, P., Jones, C.B. and Stock, K. (2022). Predicting distance and direction from text locality descriptions for biological specimen collections. 15th Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2022, 5-9 September, Kobe, Japan.

Aflaki, N., Stock, K.,Jones, C.B., Guesgen, H., Morley, J. and Fukuzawa, Y. (2022). What do you mean you're in Trafalgar Square? Comparing distance thresholds for geospatial prepositions. 15th Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2022, 5-9 September, Kobe, Japan.

Stock, K. (2022). Where Are You Really? Creating a More Complete Automated Model of the Factors that Influence the Interpretation of Spatial Relation Terms. In Cabalar, P., Falomir, Z., Santos, P.E. and Tenbrink, T. (eds) Representing and Solving Spatial Problems. Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar 21492.

Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Russell, S., Radke, M., Das, P. and Aflaki, N. (2022). Detecting geospatial location descriptions in natural language text. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 36, 547-584.

Algiriyage, N., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E. and Johnston, D. (2021). Multi-source Multimodal Data and Deep Learning for Disaster Response: A Systematic Review . SN Computer Science 3.

Richardson, J.N. and Stock, K. (2021). My Favourite Place - Exploring Reasons For Place Preference. Platial'21: International Symposium on Platial Information Science. 15-17 December.

Brown, Anna, Tim Parkin, Marion Lara Tan, Raj Prasanna, Julia Becker, Kristin Stock, Christine Kenney, and Emily Lambie. (2021). An Earthquake Early Warning System for Aotearoa New Zealand?" Report. Toi Aria, Wellington.

Scott, J., Stock, K., Morgan, F., Whitehead, B. and Medyckyj-Scott, D. (2021). Automated geoferencing of Antarctic species. Full paper presented at GIScience 2021, September 27-30.

Fagundes, C.K.M., Stock, K.M. and Delazari, L.S. (2021). A cross-linguistic study of spatial location descriptions in New Zealand English and Brazilian Portuguese natural language. Transactions in GIS 25(6) pp.3159-3187

Algiriyage, N., Prasanna, R., Hudson-Doyle, E. Stock, K., Johnston, D., Punchihewa, M. and Jayawardhana, S. (2021). Towards Real-time Traffic Flow Estimation using YOLO and SORT from Surveillance Video Footage. ISCRAM 2021, International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Blacksburg, Virginia (USA), May 23-26.

Algiriyage, N., Sampath, R., Prasanna, R., Hudson-Doyle, E. Stock, K. and Johnston, D. (2021). Identifying Disaster-related Tweets: A Large-Scale Detection Model Comparison. ISCRAM 2021, International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Blacksburg, Virginia (USA), May 23-26.

Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Becker, J.S., Brown, A., Kenney, C., Lambie, E., Johnston, D.M., Stock, K. and De Alwis, D. (2021) Outlook for earthquake early warning for Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from initiating a community-of-practice. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference

Algiriyage, N., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E. and Johnston, D. (2020). Real-time traffic flow estimation based on Deep Learning using CCTV videos. Poster presented at eResearch Australasia Conference 2020, Online, October 19-23. Winner of Delegates Choice Award - Best Poster.

Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2020). Usability factors influencing the continuance intention of disaster apps: A mixed-methods study. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 50.

Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2020). Understanding end-users' perspectives: Towards developing usability guidelines for disaster apps. Progress in Disaster Science 7.

Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2020). Modified Usability Framework for Disaster Apps: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of User Reviews. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.

Algiriyage, N., Prasanna, R., Hudson-Doyle, E., Stock, K. and Johnston, D. (2020). Traffic Flow Estimation based on Deep Learning for Emergency Traffic Management using CCTV Images. ISCRAM 2020, the 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Blacksburg, Virginia (USA), May 24-27.

Izadi, A., Hahmann, T., Guesgen, H. and Stock, K. (2019). A multidimensional mereotopological theory. 32nd Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, at IJCAI, 10-12 September, Macao, China.

Stock, K., Morris, H.W., Forster, M., Paraku, R. and Egorova, E. (2019). He Tatai Whenua: Automated Extraction of Landscape Terms and their Meanings in New Zealand Maori. Geocomputation 2019 - Adventures in GeoComputation, 18-21 September, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Aflaki, N., Jones, C.B., and Stock, K. (2019). Mining the Semantic Similarity of Spatial Relations from Text. Geocomputation 2019 - Adventures in GeoComputation, 18-21 September, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Izadi, A., Hahmann, T., Guesgen, H. and Stock, K. (2019). Towards the modification of RCC*-9. Geocomputation 2019 - Adventures in GeoComputation, 18-21 September, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Radke, M., Das, P., Stock, K. and Jones, C.B. (2019). Detecting the geospatialness of prepositions from natural language text. Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT 2019, 10-13 September, Regensburg, Germany.

Egorova, E., Aflaki, N., Fagundes, C. and Stock, K. (2019). Cross-corpora Analysis of Spatial Language: The Case of Fictive Motion. Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT 2019, 10-13 September, Regensburg, Germany.

Tan, M., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2019). Enhancing the usability of a disaster app: exploring the perspective of the public as users. ISCRAM 2019: 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. May 19-22, Valencia, Spain.

Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Tenbrink, T. (2019). Speaking of Location: Communicating about Space with Geospatial Natural Language. In K.Stock, C.B. Jones and T. Tenbrink (eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Speaking of Location 2019: Communicating about Space, 10th September, Regensburg, Germany. CEUR-WS Volumne 2455, pp.1-7.

Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Tenbrink, T. (2019). Proceedings of the Workshop on Speaking of Location 2019: Communicating about Space. 10 September, Regensburg, Germany. CEUR-WS Volume 2455.

Stock, K., Morris, H.W., Forster, M., Paraku, R. and Egorova, E. (2019). He Tatai Whenua: An Exploratory Analysis of Landscape Terms in the New Zealand Maori Language. Poster presented at Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT 2019, 10-13 September, Regensburg, Germany.

Stock, K. and Bunker, D. (2018). Introduction. In Proceedings of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific 2018 Conference: Innovating for Resilience, Kristin Stock and Deborah Bunker (eds). 5-7 November, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stock, K. (2018). Mining Location from Social Media: A Systematic Review. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 71, 209-240.

Stock, K., Yousaf, J. (2018). Context-aware automated interpretation of elaborate natural language descriptions of location through learning from empirical data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 32(6), 1087-1116.

Aflaki, N., Russell, S. and Stock, K. (2018). Challenges in Creating an Annotated Set of Geospatial Natural Language Descriptions. GIScience 2018. 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science SAI Computing Conference, August 28-31, Melbourne, Australia.

Tan, M., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2018). Usability Factors Affecting the Continuance Intention of Disaster Apps. ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018: Innovating for Resilience. November 4-7, Wellington, New Zealand.

Pereira, G., Stock, K., Delazari, L., and Centeno, J. (2017). Augmented Reality and Maps - New Possibilities for Understanding and Interacting with Geographic Data. The Cartographic Journal 54, 313-321.

Stock, K. and Bunker, D. (eds.). (2018). Proceedings of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific 2018 Conference: Innovating for Resilience. 5-7 November, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stock, K., Jones, C.B., Vasardani, M. (2017). Speaking of location: Future directions in geospatial natural language research—introduction. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Issue 198809.

Tan, M., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2017). Mobile applications in crisis informatics literature: A systematic review. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 24, 297-311.

Stock, K. and Hall, M. (2017). The Role of Context in the Interpretation of Natural Language Location Descriptions. Speaking of Location: Future Directions in Geospatial Natural Language Research Workshop at Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), September 4, l'Aquila, Italy. Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography.

Izadi, A., Stock, K. and Guesgen, H. (2017). Multidimensional Region Connection Calculus. QR 2017. 30th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, Monday, August 21, 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

Tan, M., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2017). Usability of Disaster Apps: Insights from the App Markets. Poster presented at ISCRAM 2017, May 21-24, Albi, France.

Medyckyj-Scott, D., Stock, K., Gibb, R., Gahegan, M., Dzierzon, H., Schmidt, J. and Collins, A. (2016). Our Land and Water National Science Challenge: A Data Ecosystem for Land and Water Data to Achieve the Challenge Mission. Landcare Research Contract Report LC2664.

Stock, K. and Delazari, L. (2016).  Where Am I?  The Challenges of Interpretation of Natural Language Descriptions of Geographical Location.  SAI Computing Conference, July 13-15, London, UK. [Link to PDF]

Luciene Delazari, Kristin Stock e Marcio Schmidt. (2016). Projecto “Where Am I?”. IX Coloquio Brasileiro de Ciências Geodesicas, Parana, 5-6 May (in Portuguese).

Tan, M., Prassana, R., Hudson-Doyle, E., Stock, K. Leonard, G. and Johnston, D. (2016). A Review: Crisis Informatics and Mobile Applications in Building Resilience. 6th International Conference on Building Resilience.  7-9 September, Auckland, NZ.

Stock, K. and Delazari, L. (2015). Where am I?/Onde Estou? Automated Interpretation of Human Language Descriptions of Current Location. In Workshop on Cognitive Engineering for Spatial Information Processes, Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Santa Fe, 12-16 October 2015. [View PDF]

Stock, K. and Delazari, L. (2016).  Where Am I?  The Challenges of Interpretation of Natural Language Descriptions of Geographical Location.  Poster presented at SAI Computing Conference, July 13-15, London, UK.

Stock, K., Leibovici D., DeLazari, L. and Santos, R. (2015). Discovering Order in Chaos:Using a Heuristic Ontology to Derive Spatio-Temporal Sequences for Cadastral Data. Spatial Cognition and Computation 2, 115-141.

Stock, K. and Guesgen, H. (2015). Geospatial Reasoning with Open Data. In Automating Open Source Intelligence, Paul Watters and Robert Layton (eds), Elsevier.

Bojian, B. and Stock, K. (2015).  Comparison of Semantic Similarity Measuring Methods for Geographic Features.  Poster presented at New Zealand Geospatial Research Conference, Christchurch, 7-9 December. [View PDF]

Stock, K. (2015). Identifying Patterns in Geospatial Natural Language. Poster presented at Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Santa Fe, 12-16 October 2015. [View PDF]

Traverso, S., Cerutti V., Stock, K. and Jackson, M. (2014).  EDIT: a methodology for the treatment of non-authoritative data in the reconstruction of disaster scenarios.  ISCRAM med: Information Systems for Crisis and Responses in Mediterranean Countries, Toulouse, France, 15-17 October.

Stock, K.  (2014). A Geometric Configuration Ontology to Support Spatial Querying.  17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, Castellon, Spain, 3-6 June 2014 (short paper). 

Stock, K. (2014). NaturalGeo: Automated Methods for Interpreting Geospatial Natural Language, Poster presented at Ordnance Survey Research Showcase, Southampton, UK, 29th Jan 2014. [View PDF]

Stock, K., Pasley, R.C., Gardner, Z., Brindley, P., Morley, J. and Cialone, C. (2013). Creating a corpus of geospatial language.  COSIT 2013: Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Scarborough, UK, 2-6 September 2013.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 8116

Stock, K., Karasova, V., Robertson, A., Roger, G., Small, M., Bishr, M., Ortmann, J., Stojanovic, T., Reitsma, F., Korczynski, L., Brodaric, B. and Gardner, Z.  (2013). Finding Science with Science: Evaluating the Use of Scientific Knowledge and Semantics to Enhance Discovery of Scientific ResourcesTransactions in GIS, 17(4). 

Stock, K. and Liebovici, D. (2013). Discovering Order in Chaos by Deriving Spatio-Temporal Data on the Fly. In Workshop on Spatio-temporal theories and research for environmental, urban and social sciences: Where do we stand?.  Conference on Spatial Information Theory 2013, Scarborough, UK.

Du, H., Alechina, N., Stock, K. and Jackson, M. (2013). The logic of NEAR and FAR.  COSIT 2013: Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Scarborough, UK, 2-6 September 2013.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8116 (LNCS)

Cialone, C., Stock, K., Medved-Cvikl, B and Ceglar, A. (2012). Multilingual Knowledge Systems and EuroGEOSS: GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas Translations for Italian, Spanish, French and SlovenianInternational Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research , 7.

Stock, K., Reitsma, F., Ou, Y., Bishr, M., Ortmann, J., Stojanovic, T. and Robertson, A. (2012). To Ontologise or Not to Ontologise: Foundations for an Ontology-Registry for a Geospatial Knowledge InfrastructureComputers and Geosciences.  45, 98-108.

Stock, K.  (2012).  Geospatial Behavioural Semantics: A Natural Language Approach.  IGARSS 2012: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, 22-27 July 2012.

Stock, K. and Cialone, C. (2011). Universality, Language-Variability and Individuality: Defining Linguistic Building Blocks for Spatial Relations.  COSIT 2011: Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Belfast, Maine, USA, 12-16 September 2011.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 6899

Stock, K. and Cialone, C. (2011). An Approach to the Management of Multiple Aligned Multilingual Ontologies for a Geospatial Earth Observation System. GeoS 2011: Fourth International Conference on Geospatial Semantics, Brest, France, 12-13 May 2011.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 6631.

Stock, K., Hobona, G., Granell, C. and Jackson, M.  (2011).  Ontology-Based Geospatial Approaches for Semantic Awareness in Earth Observation Systems.  In Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web: Foundations, Algorithms and Applications, Naveen Ashish and Amit P. Sheth (eds).  Semantic Web and Beyond, Volume 12, Springer. [Link to published paper]

Stock, K. (2010). Spatial Data Structures.  In B. Warf (ed).  Encyclopedia of Geography.  SAGE Publications.  This publication received an "Outstanding Reference Source" award from the American Library Association   

Stock, K., Atkinson, R., Higgins, C., Small, M., Woolf, A., Millard, K. and Arctur, D. (2010). A semantic registry using a Feature Type Catalogue instead of ontologies to support spatial data infrastructuresInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science 24(2) 231-252. 

Stock, K., Butchart, B., Higgins, C. and Chen, Y. (2010). From Here to Eternity: An Experiment Applying the e-Framework Infrastructure for Education and Research and the SUMO Ontology to Standards-based Geospatial Web ServicesInternational Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research, 5, 1-57.

Stock, Kristin (2010)  Describing Spatial Relations Using Informal Semantics.  Extended abstract, presented at GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2010), 14-16 April, London, UK. 

Stock, K., Robertson, A., Bishr, M., Stojanovic, T., Ortmann, J., Reitsma, F. and Medyckyj-Scott, D. (2009).  eScience for Sea Science: A Semantic Knowledge Infrastructure for Marine Scientists.  5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK, December 9-11.

Liebovici, D., Hobona, G., Stock, K. and Jackson, M.  (2009).  Qualifying Geospatial Workflow Models for Adaptive Controlled Validity and Accuracy.  17th International Conference on GeoInformatics, 2009, Fairfax USA, August 12-14. 

Stock, Kristin (2009)  OWL Application Profile for CSW 2.0.  Open Geospatial Consortium Application Profile 09-010.

Stock, Kristin (2009).  INSPIRE Data Specification Protected Sites.  Invited Talk at Association of Geographic Information INSPIRE Data Specification Workshop, 8 January 2009, London, UK. 

Stock, K.  (2009).  Review of 'Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Towards the Spatial Semantic Web'.  Peter van Oosterom and Sisi Zlatanova (editors). Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, May 2009.

Stock, Kristin (2008). Determining Semantic Similarity of Behaviour Using Natural Semantic Metalanguage to Match User Objectives to Available Web ServicesTransactions in GIS, 12(6), 733-755. 

Higgins, C. and Stock, K.  (2008).  Experiences in the use of open interoperability standards with EuroGlobalMap.  Proceedings of the Global Mapping Forum 2008, 5-7 June, Tokyo, Japan.

Stock, Kristin (2008). Ontology-Schmology: in search of informal semantics.  Position paper presented at the Workshop on Geographic Ontologies Grounding and Vagueness, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, 17-18 April. 

Stock, K., Seifert, M., Hinterlang, D., Porter, K., Spyropoulou, R. and Daffner, F. (2008)  INSPIRE Data Product Specification Protected Sites.

Millard, K., Woolf, A., Stock, K., Longhorn, R., Higgins, C., Small, M., Hulst, S., Hamre, T., Ferreira, M., Lucius, I., Breger, P., Pepper, J., Lowe, D., Harphen, Q. and Wells, S.  (2007). Developing Feature Types and Related Catalogues for the Marine Community – Lessons from the MOTIIVE ProjectInternational Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research, 2, 132-162.

Stock, Kristin (2007).  Determining Semantic Equivalence between User Objectives and Implemented Web Services. In Workshop on Semantic Similarity Measurement and Geospatial Applications, Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Melbourne, 19-23 September, 2007.

Stock, Kristin (2007).  Feature Type Catalogue Extension Package for ebRIM (ISO/TC 15000-3) Profile of CSW 2.0.  Open Geospatial Consortium Application Profile 07-172. [View document]

Stock, Kristin (2007) United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure.   Invited Talk at the Open Geospatial Consortium – Open Grid Forum Collaboration Workshop at OGF20, 7 May 2007, Manchester, UK.

Stock, Kristin M. (2006). Spatio-Temporal Data Management Using Object Lifecycles: A Case Study of the Australian Capital Territory Spatial Data Management System. Journal of Spatial Science, 51(1), 43-58.

Stock, Kristin (2005). Developing a Geospatial Services Oriented Architecture for the ACT Planning and Land Authority. US General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Communications Newsletter. Issue 16, August 2005.

Stock, Kristin (2005). The Future for ACT Land Information. Position Magazine. August, 2005.

Stock, K. (2000). A New Method for Representing, Integrating and Translating the Semantics of Heterogeneous Spatial Databases. PhD Thesis. Queensland University of Technology.

Stock, K. (1998). Accuracy Requirements for Rural Land Parcel Boundaries. The Australian Surveyor. 43 (3), 165-171.

Stock, K.M. and Pullar, D. (1999). Identifying Semantically Similar Elements in Heterogeneous Spatial Databases using Predicate Logic Expressions. In Andrej Vckovski, Kurt E. Brassel and Hans-Jorg Schek (eds), Interoperating Geographic Information Systems: Second International Conference, INTEROP '99, Zurich, Switzerland, 1999 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1580, Springer, Berlin.

Pullar, D. and Stock, K. (1999). Geospatial Modelling: A Case Study for a Statewide Land Information Strategy. In M.Goodchild, Max Egenhofer, Robin Fegeas, and Cliff Kottman (eds), Interoperating Geographic Information Systems. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

Stock, K.M., Taylor, R. and Hannigan, B.J. (1998). The Examination of an Alternative Method for Reinstatement in Rural Areas. The Australian Surveyor. 43 (4), 253-260.

Stock, K.M. (1998). The Representation of Geographic Object Semantics Using Inclusion Rules. Paper presented at GIS/LIS 98 Annual Conference and Exposition held at Fort Worth, Texas, 8-12 November 1998.

Pullar, D. and Stock, K. (1997). Geospatial Modelling: A Case Study for a Statewide Land Information Strategy. Paper presented at the Interoperability 97 Conference. [View PDF]

Funding

  • Building a Community of Practice Towards the Conceptualisation of Citizen-led Low-cost Early Warning Systems, Massey University Strategic Investment Fund - Research - 'Solving contemporary societal challenges' (2019-2020).
  • Exploring Careers in Geographic Information Systems and Unpersoned Aerial Vehicles, Unlocking Curious Minds (2019).
  • Semapfar - Semantic Maps for Model-Based Precision Farming, Catalyst (2017-2021).
  • He Tatai Whenua: A Maori Land Classification, MBIE Endeavour Research Programme (2018-2021).
  • Landcare Research funding for a project on sense of place through user generated content (2018-2019).
  • Landcare Research funding for a project on investigating crowd sourcing approaches to the collection of environmental data (2017).
  • Massey University Research Fund Women's Award for a project on case-based reasoning for interpretation of natural language expressions (2016).
  • Massey Strategic Innovation Fund to establish the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory (2016).
  • Landcare Research funding for PhD scholarship (2017-2020).
  • Ordnance Survey funding for PhD scholarship (2017-2020).
  • Brazilian government funding (2015-2016) under Scientists without Borders scheme, for collaboration with Dr Luciene Delazari, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba Brazil.
  • Ordnance Survey funded NaturalGeo Project (2012-2014), Principal Investigator.  Project to develop methods for automated interpretation of geospatial natural language.
  • EU FP7 EuroGEOSS project (2009-2012), led by BRGM and involving multiple partners to create a European Global Earth Observation Systems of Systems.  My part of the project involves creating a natural language interface to allow users to make requests of the system without understanting the underlying data structures.
  • JISC capital programme funding for the COMPASS (Coastal Marine Perception Application for Scientific Scholarship) Project (2008-2009), led by EDINA and also involving the University of Edinburgh, the University of Muenster and National University of Galway.  This project involved the creation of an ontologically driven infrastructure within the marine domain to address issues of discovery, access and use of scientific resources.

Project Leadership

  • Director of the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory.
  • Leader and PI of NaturalGeo Project.
  • Team leader of natural language spatial relations (T2.5) component of EuroGEOSS.
  • Scientific lead and project manager on the COMPASS project, 2008-2009.
  • Technical lead and architect on the Spatial Data Management System (SDMS) project, developing a land information system for the Australian Capital Territory, 2004.

PhD Students

Niloofar Aflaki, Context-sensitive interpretation of natural language location descriptions, PhD student, main supervisor. Ordnance Survey PhD Scholarship.

Azadeh Izadi, Modeling of Topological Relations in 3D Space, PhD student, main supervisor. Massey University PhD Scholarship.

Ayisha Siddiqua, Management of Blood Supply Chain during Crisis. PhD student, co-supervisor.

Nilani Rangika, Multi-source Multimodal Deep Learning to Improve Situation Awareness: An Application of Emergency Traffic Management. PhD student, co-supervisor.

Syed Yasir Imtiaz, A Simulation Environment to Model Criticial Infrastructure Interdependencies for Regional Emergency Managers. PhD student, co-supervisor.

Nilani Hewa Algiriyage, Cross Domain Data Fusion and Analytics of Social Media in Disaster Management. PhD student, co-supervisor.

Marion Tan, Citizen-centred approach in the development of mobile apps for disaster management. PhD student, co-supervisor. Completed 2020.

Mariana Belgiu, Prototype entities for objects extracted from Earth Observation data: towards developing transferable classification rules.  University of Salzburg.  Co-supervisor. Completed 2014.

Kristin is interested in working with research students (Masters and PhD) in topics related to geospatial natural language.  She is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary projects including aspects of geography, linguistics, cognitive science and computer science.  Please contact Kristin if you are interested in working with her either on your own topic or on something relating to her existing research. 

Project ideas include:

  • Natural language geosatial querying.
  • Representing the deep semantics of complex geo-social concepts (a background in the social sciences would be helpful for this topic).  Read more...
  • The representation and matching of Informal (intuitive) geospatial semantics.
  • Using ontologies of space to perform geometric, temporal and semantic transformations.  Read more...
  • Design of user interfaces for geographic information.

Conferences Organised

Visiting Fellowships and Collaborations

Special Visiting Professor at the Department of Geomatics, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil. Host: Dr Luciene Delazari. Funded under Science without Borders programme of the Brazilian Government. 2015-2016

Visiting Fellow at the eScience Institute, University of Edinburgh, 21 May - 1 June 2007.  Host: Femke Reitsma.  Collaboration with Alia Abdelmoty (Cardiff University) and Werner Kuhn (University of Muenster) under Theme 4 (Spatial Semantics for Automating Geographic Information Processes).