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Professor Heinz Rüther, Professor for Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, graduated in 1969 with the Degree of Diplom - Ingenieur at the University of Bonn and obtained his PhD in photogrammetry at the University of Cape Town in 1982. He is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town, a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers, a Member of the South African Academy of Science and an Honorary Member of ITESSA. He is a past Council member of ISPRS, present Chair of the Financial Commission of ISPRS and Vice President of the African Association for Remote Sensing of Environment. From 1990 to 2002 he was the Head of the Geomatics department.

Professor Rüther has worked on photogrammetric and surveying projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and especially Africa. He has extensive experience in the areas of digital photogrammetry, close range photogrammetry, precise engineering surveying and deformation analysis. He has supervised numerous MSc and PhD research projects and published more than 100 papers in scientific journals and at international conferences.

Professor Rüther's special interest lies in the area of digital photogrammetric 3D-modelling of architectural structures and the documentation of Heritage sites.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Rüther:
tel. +27 (0)21 650-2327
cell. +27 (0)84 858-0205


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