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Alan Thomas

Melbourne, Australia



I'm a Senior Tutor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, undertaking a wide range of teaching roles, involving face-to-face classroom teaching and lecturing as well as behind-the-scenes curriculum development work.

Prior to taking up this role, I was a sessional tutor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, where I delivered weekly workshops to a diverse range of engineering, IT, maths and science students taking the subjects Engineering Computation and Database Systems.


The Wikimedia Foundation hosts a range of collaboratively-edited, freely-licensed wiki projects, such as Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Many Foundation staff also contribute to the open-source wiki software MediaWiki. Using the username This, that and the other, or TTO for short, I've become part of the vibrant volunteer community that has sprung up around these projects.

This site contains resources related to the media transfer tool For the Common Good.


For some time I've been undertaking geospatial software development work for ThinkSpatial, including:

Anyone who is working with DXF data might find these notes useful:


I hold a Bachelor of Science majoring in geomatics, a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences and a Master of Engineering (Spatial) from the University of Melbourne.


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On rare occasions, I can be found on Freenode IRC with the nick tto.