Graham Hinchliffe

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Senior Research Officer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8771


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  • Chartered Geographer (GIS) - Royal Geographical Society
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems (Distinction), University of Edinburgh.
  • BSc Geology with Physical Geography, University of Southampton.

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With extensive experience working on major GIS and Remote Sensing projects in the UK including the development and technical management creating the UK’s first National Tree Map. Graham aims to keep AUT’s students both at the forefront of geospatial innovation and grounded with practical skills for the workplace.

Teaching Areas:

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing

Research Areas:

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing

Research Summary:

  • UAV remote sensing, in particular developing Full Motion Video (FMV) geospatial processing and multi-platform multi-sensor survey for complex 3D habitats 
  • Visualisation and analysis of multispectral point clouds
  • Exploring overlaps between GIS, Photogrammetry and Virtual Reality
  • Gamification of GIS data for community engagement
  • Geospatial and UAV support for AUT staff and students


  • Hinchliffe, G., Bollard-Breen, B., Cowan, D. A., Doshi, A., Gillman, L. N., Maggs-Kolling, G., Pointing, S. B. (2017). Advanced photogrammetry to assess lichen colonization in the hyper-arid Namib Desert. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1-7. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02083
  • Jeanjean, A. P. R., Hinchliffe, G., McMullan, W. A., Monks, P. S., & Leigh, R. J. (2015). A CFD study on the effectiveness of trees to disperse road traffic emissions at a city scale. Atmospheric Environment, 120, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.003
  • Tewkesbury, A. & Hinchliffe, G. (2011) Object Based Image Analysis for the operational production of high resolution land cover: The development of LandBase.  In Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Conference (CO-386), Paris, 3–8 July 2011