School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial engineering research combines geospatial data acquisition, management and analysis to facilitate decision making.

Examples include:

  • modelling our environment spatially to simulate and predict the effects of climate change
  • using satellite imagery to track landscape change in remote areas
  • use of hyperspectral laser scanning to estimate forest health
  • integrating real-time data into real-time modelling

Research sites

See more details about what we do on our research site, our blog, and our Open Source Geo Lab site.

Our blog

Our research team

Academic staff

  • Dr Stuart Barr
  • Dr David Fairbairn
  • Dr Rachel Gaulton
  • Mr Philip James
  • Dr Henny Mills
  • Professor Jon Mills
  • Dr Wen Xiao


  • Mr Alistair Ford

Professional support

  • Mr Martin Robertson