Professor Ian Bishop

Topic & Interest Areas

Spatial information management and visualisation

Biography

Professor Ian Bishop is an honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He also works as a consultant on aspects of spatial information management and visualisation through the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information.

Ian’s first postgraduate degree was an M.Sc. in geophysics. His doctoral work involved mathematical modelling of landuse in a UK National Park. This led to interests over a wide range of computer applications in environmental assessment, planning and design. An initial academic appointment, in 1979, as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Studies at The University of Melbourne included contract based research in areas including computer based land-use planning, analysis of the visual impact of transmission lines, assessment of information system requirements and preparation of tender documents and performance tests for major computer systems in two State Government Departments. At that time, Ian increasingly focused on the application to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to landscape planning, particularly visual analysis, and GIS based visual simulation. This work was supported by research grants from the CSIRO, the Electrical Research Board and the Australian Research Council. In the summer of 1988 Ian joined Texas A&M University as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Information Technology in the College of Architecture. In Texas he developed further his interest and expertise in visualization technology supported by grants from the Institute for Innovation in Design and Engineering and the USDA Forest Service. Ian returned to the University of Melbourne in 1991 as Director of the Centre for GIS and Modelling. His research, in collaboration with colleagues in several disciplines, has been well supported by the Australian Research Council and industry. In 2008, Ian was appointed as Head of the Department of Geomatics. He also served as Associate Dean (Research Training) and was Chair of the Course Standing Committee for the new Bachelor of Environments degree in 2008–09.

Ian retired from the University at the end of 2009 but remains deeply involved, through graduate students and consulting work, in GIS and visualisation technologies and their potential to improve the management of natural resources and to contribute to public participation in planning and design issues.

Ian has published around 115 refereed articles and over 60 other conference papers in visualisation, systems modelling and integration, landscape perception and environmental decision support. International projects have included collaborative research in Thailand, South Africa and India.

Publications

Authors Title Year Publication Details Acknowledgement
Sabri, S., Rajabifard, A., Ho, S., Amirebrahimi, S., Bishop, I.Leveraging VGI Integrated with 3D Spatial Technology to Support Urban Intensification in Melbourne, Australia2016 This paper was published in the International Journal of Urban Planning. Volume 1, Issue 2 (2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/up.v1i2.623 This article was published by COGITATIO online.  [Link to article]
Saydi M., Bishop I., and Rajabifard A.Virtual Identification of Dwelling Characteristics Online for Analysis of Urban Resource Consumption2015 International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) Volume 4, Issue 3, 1st July 2015, pp 1-28 This article was published by IGI Global publication  [Link to Journal]
Saydi M., Bishop I., andRajabifard, A.Virtual Identification of Dwelling Characteristics Online for Analysis of Urban Resource Consumption2015 International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) Volume 4, Issue 3, 1st July 2015, pp 1-28   This article was published by IGI-Global online.
Shojaei, D., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Bishop, I., Aien, A.Design and development of a web-based 3D cadastral visualisation prototype2014 International Journal of Digital Earth This paper was published Online on April 2014 by the International Journal of Digital Earth Published Online by Taylor and Francis Online.  [Link to Journal]
Shojaei, D., Kalantari, M., Bishop, I., Rajabifard, A., Aien, A.Visualization requirements for 3D cadastral systems2013 Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 29 April 2013 (Online) This article was published by Elsevier Online.  [Link to Journal]
Shojaei, D., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Bishop, I.3D Visualisation of 3D Cadastre2013 Traverse Magazine Volume 292 (December 2013), pp 22-24 This article was published in Traverse Magazine in Winter 2013.  [Link to Magazine]
Shojaei, D., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Bishop, I.D., Aien, A.Development of a 3D ePlanLandXML Visualisation System in Australia2012 Third International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres 25-26 October, 2012, Shenzhen, China, pp. 273-288 This paper is published at 'Proceedings of the Third International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres'  [Link to Conference]
Sutanta, H., Rajabifard, A., Bishop, I. D.Disaster risk reduction using acceptable risk measures for spatial planning2012 Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 09 Jun 2012 (Online) This paper is published in Taylor & Francis Online (DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2012.702314)  [Link to Journal]
Sutanta, H., Rajabifard, A., Bishop, I.Impediments in e-Planning in Local Government - Indonesian Case Study2010 FIG Congress 2010 - Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010 This is apaper from 'FIG Congress" Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010  www.fig.net
Sutanta, H., Rajabifard, A., Bishop, I.Studying Spatial Plan in Coastal Urban Environment facing global threatand adapting to local condition2010 FIG Congress 2010 - Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010 This is a peer-reviewed paper presented at 'FIG Congress" Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010  www.fig.net
Sutanta, H., Rajabifard, A., Bishop, I. Integrating Spatial Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction at the Local Level in the Context of Spatially Enable Government 2010 Spatially Enabling Society - Leuven University Press 248. pp 205-218 This is a book chapter from the refereed book "Spatially Enabling Society" and also presented at GSDI 12 World Conference, Singapore 19-22 Oct 2010  [Link to Conference]
Bennett, R., Ogleby, C., Bishop, I.One strategy for repositioning spatial sciences education in Australia2009 Journal of Spatial Sciences Vol 54, No 1, p93. This is a post print version of an article published in Journal of Spatial Science 2009  [Link to Journal]
Heri Sutanta, Abbas Rajabifard, Ian D. BishopAn integrated approach for disaster risk Reduction using spatial planning and SDI Platform2009 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia 28 September - 2 October 2009 This is paper from SSC2009 conference and published in conference proceeding.  [Link to Conference]
Duckham,M., Bennett,R., Bishop,I., Fraser,C., Kealy,A., Leach,J., Ogleby,C., Rajabifard,A., Williamson,I., Winter,S.Ambient Spatial Intelligence For Sustainable Cities2009 In Proc 11th International Conference on Computing in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) Hong Kong This is a paper from Proc 11th InternationalConference on Computing in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM),Hong Kong.
DanielPaez, Ian Williamson, Ian BishopDISCUSS: A Soft Computing Approach to Spatial Disaggregation in Economic Evaluation of Public Policies2006 Transactions in GIS 10(2):265-278 This is pre-print of an article published in Transaction in GIS . This version isproduce under author's licence agreement  [Link to Journal]
Paez, D., Bishop, I.D. and Williamson, I.P.DISCUSS: A methodology to support public participation in cost-benefit analysis2004 Proceedings of the Australian Electronic Governance Conference Melbourne, Australia, April 2004 This is paper from the Australian Electronic Governance Conference,April 2004.
Paez, D., Bishop I.D. and Williamson, I.P.DISCUSS: An alternative for taking decisions with an incomplete SDI2004 paper presented to ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, USA, August 2004 This is a paper from ESRI International User Conference,August 2004.
Paez,D., Bishop I.,Williamson, I.Spatial and Temporal Representation Of Environmental Policy Outcomes UsingGeocomputation: A Case Study In Victoria Australia2003 ESR Iinternational users Conference San Diego, California, 2003 This is a paper from ESRI international users Conference,2003.
Paez, D., Bishop, I. and Williamson, I.P.Alternativ apara mejorar las evaluaciones economicas de poltticas publicas usandogeo-computacion (Geo-computational alternative to improve economic evaluationof public policies)2003 Seminario Internacional en Sistemas de Informacion Geografica Octubre 30 y 31 de 2003, Universidad Nacional. Bogota - Colombia This is a paper from "Seminario Internacional en Sistemas de InformacionGeografica" October 2003 .
Feeney,M.E., Williamson, I.P. and Bishop, I.D.The Role of Institutional Mechanisms in Spatial Data Infrastructure Developmentthat Supports Decision-Making2002 Cartography 31(2),21-37 This is a pre-print of an article published in Cartography,2002  [Link to Journal]
Feeney,MEF, Williamson IP, Bishop IDSDI development to support Spatial Decision-Making2002 Presentedat the 6th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference, Budapest, Hungary 16-19September, 12pp This is a paper from 6th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference, 16-19September,2002.
Bishop,I.D., Escobar, F.J., Karuppannan, S., Williamson, I.P., Yates, P.,Suwarnarat, K., and YaqubSpatial data infrastructures for cities in developing countries: lessons from the Bangkok experience2000 Cities vol 17, No. 2, pp. 85-96 This is a pre-print version of an article published in Cities 2000 published byElsevier. This version is reproduced under the self archiving policy.  [Link to Journal]