Garth Stephenson – General Manager, GIS & EO Analyst

Garth Stephenson

Biography

Interested in the environment from a young age, Garth undertook a BSc at UCT in 2000, majoring in Ecology, Environmental and Geographical Science and Zoology. After graduation in 2003 he worked a short stint as an intern for an environmental consulting company, where he found the GIS the most interesting and rewarding part of the job.

In 2006, he enrolled at the Stellenbosch University, completing his BSc Honours in GIS and Environmental Analysis (2006) and MSc in Environmental Management and GIS (2010). He began as a GIS and EO Specialist at the CGA directly after his studies in 2010, and was appointed as CGA Manager in 2014. His current responsibilities include the strategic planning and management of the CGA; management and oversight of a number of GIS and EO related projects; research grant and tender applications; research and development of new GIS and EO products; and research, lecturing and training in GIS and EO. Garth has co-authored a number of GIS and EO peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and research/consultancy reports, and has presented at a number of national and international GIS and EO conferences.

Research Interests

  • Geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA)
  • Earth observation applied to agriculture
  • Automated land cover/use classification
  • Automated workflow processes in GIS & EO
  • Elevation extraction from stereophotogrammetry and SFM

Qualifications

  • BSc Ecology, Environmental & Geographical Science & Zoology, 2003, University of Cape Town
  • BSc Honours, GIS & Environmental Management, 2006, Stellenbosch University
  • MSc Geography & Environmental Studies, 2010, Stellenbosch University

Publications

  • Mucina L, Daniel G, Stephenson G, Boonzaaier I, Van Niekerk A, Barrett M, Barrett R, Tichý L & Valachovič M 2013. Floristic-Ecological Mapping in the Northern Kimberley: Field Survey Methods and Mapping Protocols. In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 26-87. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf
  • § Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Mitchell Plateau Region (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 88-113. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf
  • § Mucina L, Stephenson G, Daniel G, Van Niekerk A & Boonzaaier I 2013. A Floristic-Ecological Vegetation Map of the Pantijan Area (Northern Kimberley, Western Australia). In: Mucina L & Daniel G (eds), Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. pp. 114-131. Curtin University, Perth, WA. http://academic.sun.ac.za/cga/documents/Kim_Map.pdf

Contact info

+27 21 808 4935
+27 21 808 3129
garth@sun.ac.za

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