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Dr Sharolyn Anderson 

Position: Senior Lecturer
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus
Office: P2-29
Telephone: +61 8 830 25330
Fax: +61 8 830 22252
Email: Sharolyn_dot_Anderson_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Sharolyn.Anderson

I am a member of the Barbara Hardy Institute. Find out more about the Institute on our website or on facebook.

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Teaching interests

  • Geographic Information Sciences (Geospatial Science) as a combination of geography, computer science, and statistics.
  • Geotechnology including remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and more....
  • Environmental Issues

I teach the following courses

GEOE 3017Geospatial Exploration
ENVT 5024Environmental Informatics
GEOE 2022Environmental Remote Sensing
GEOE 2024Maps and Coordinate Systems

Professional associations

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)


PhD in Geography, Arizona State University, 2002

MA in Geography, University of New Mexico, 1996

BS in Computer Science, Univerisity of New Mexico, 1986

Research publications

Tuttle, BT, Anderson SJ, Sutton PC, Elvidge C, Baugh K. 2013. It Used To Be Dark Here: Geolocation Calibration of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System. Photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing 79 (3), 287-297

Yamamoto, KH, Powell, RL, Anderson, SJ, and Sutton PC. 2012. Using LiDAR to quantify topographic and bathymetric details for sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida Remote Sensing of Environment 125, 125-133

Sutton, P. C., Anderson, S.; Tuttle, B.T., Morse, L. 2011. The real wealth of nations: Mapping and monetizing the human ecological footprint Ecological Indicators ISSN 1470-160X, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.03.008.

Giordano, A. Anderson, S.J and He X. 2010. How Does Living Near a Hazardous Facility Affect People’ Perceptions of Risk? Results of an Experiment. Environmental Hazards, 9, 167-182.

Anderson, S.J., Tuttle, B.T., Powell, R.L. and Sutton, P.C. 2010: Characterizing relationships between population density and nighttime imagery for Denver, Colorado: issues of scale and representation. International Journal of Remote Sensing 31(21) 5733-5746.

Wentz, E.A., Peuquet, D. and Anderson, S.J. 2010: An ensemble approach to space-time interpolation. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 24(9) 1309-1325.

Sutton, P.C., Anderson, S.J., Elvidge, C.D., Tuttle, B.T. and Ghosh, T. 2009: Paving the planet: impervious surface as proxy measure of the human ecological footprint. Progress in Physical Geography 33(4): 1-18.

Research Degree Supervisor

I supervise students with an interest in spatial analysis and modelling using GIS, remote sensing and other geotechnologies.

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