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Researcher

Emeritus Professor John Trinder

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Geospatial Information Systems, Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning, Geomatic Engineering

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Biography

  • I graduated from UNSW with a BSurv, MSc at ITC in The Netherlands, and PhD from UNSW. 
  • I was employed at the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (now part of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at the University of NSW from 1965 to 1999, progressing to the position of Professor in 1991 and Head of School from 1990-1999. 
  • I am currently Emeritus Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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  • I graduated from UNSW with a BSurv, MSc at ITC in The Netherlands, and PhD from UNSW. 
  • I was employed at the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (now part of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at the University of NSW from 1965 to 1999, progressing to the position of Professor in 1991 and Head of School from 1990-1999. 
  • I am currently Emeritus Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • I have undertaken teaching and research at UNSW for more than 50 years, specializing in a range of topics in photogrammetry, remote sensing  and spatial sciences
  • I have published more than 200 scientific papers in journals and conference proceedings.
  • I have received several awards with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for research papers published in their journal, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 
  • I have held a number of executive positions in the Council of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), including Treasurer from 1992-1996, Secretary General from 1996-2000, President from 2000-2004, First Vice President from 2004-2008 and am an Honorary Member of ISPRS. 

Professional Interests and Industrial Consulting

  • I have been an expert witness and appeared in court appearance on a range of legal cases involving surveying and photogrammetry

 

 


My Qualifications

  • Ph.D., University of New South Wales (1971).
  • M.Science Photo.Eng., ITC, Netherlands (1965).
  • B.Surv., Hons.(II/I) University of New South Wales (1963).

My Awards

Australian Awards

  • James Kirkwood Curdie Prize awarded by the Institution of Surveyors, NSW Division, “For His Forward Looking Approach to the Future of Our Profession” in 1998
  • Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia - Eminent Persons Award in 2004
  • Honorary Fellow Surveying and Spatial Science Institute (SSSI) 2011
  • UNSW Honorary Fellow 2013

International Awards

  • Winner of First Honorable Mention, Talbert Abrams Award of American Society of Photogrammetry for paper entitled "Effects of Photographic Noise on Pointing Precisions, Detection and Recognition" published in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote  Sensing in 1982.
  • Winner of Grand Trophy of Talbert Abrams Award of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for paper entitled "Pointing Precisions on Aerial Photography",  published in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing in 1984. 
  • Winner of Grand Trophy of Talbert Abrams Award of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for paper entitled "Precision of Digital Target Location" in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing in 1989.

My Research Activities

  • Digital image processing for extraction of 3D information from digital photogrammetric images.
  • Feature extraction from aerial and satellite images.
  • Fusion of image and terrain laser scan data for elevation determination
  • Application of remote sensing for assessing environmental sustainability

My Teaching

I am no longer teaching

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Location

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 6, Room CE612
Kensington Campus

Contact

(+61 2) 9385 5020
(+61 2) 9385 6139