Dr Josara de Lange, GIS Manager
PhD Archaeology, MA, MGeoIT
Josara has more than fifteen years’ experience in archaeological project design and management, report preparation and stone artefact analysis in both European and Australian contexts. She joined Andrew Long + Associates in 2006 as a lithic artefacts analyst, conducting detailed analyses of stone artefact assemblages, creating and managing artefact databases, preparing specialist reports outlining spatial and potential temporal patterning in these assemblages, and providing targeted recommendations with regard to further investigation and heritage management strategies.
Josara has tertiary qualifications in both archaeology and geographic information technology, and has received distinctions in both fields. Josara is a member of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. and a full member and Victorian State Representative of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Josara is also an accredited translator Dutch-English.
Josara has been GIS Manager at Andrew Long + Associates since 2010, providing high level GIS mapping, spatial analysis and support services using the ESRI ArcGIS program suite. She currently manages a team of two GIS Officers, Louisa Roy and Jacqui Tumney. The GIS team expertly manage all GIS components of Andrew Long +Associates projects whilst providing GIS services to a growing client base of companies, in both the heritage and environmental assessment industries.
Her background in archaeology and her proficiency in geographic information technology provide Josara with a unique ability to quickly and deeply grasp the spatial requirements of projects and to develop innovative, tailored mapping products and spatial predictive models. Her team is currently experimenting with elements of Agile project management in an ongoing effort to develop spatial products that best meet the needs of internal and external clients, while minimizing costs.