Thomas Jordan

Thomas Jordan

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Thomas R. Jordan

Emeritus Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Research

Email: tombob@uga.edu
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, 319
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Research Interests

Use of satellite and aerial photographs in digital formats for mapping and map revision tasks, softcopy photogrammetry, software development related to mapping, integration of GIS and remote sensing techniques for natural resource monitoring, digital elevation model generation and analysis techniques.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (2002), University of Georgia Geography (Digital photogrammetry, GIS, remote sensing)
  • Master of Arts (1981), University of Georgia Geography (Analytical photogrammetry and remote sensing)
  • Bachelor of Science (1979), University of Georgia Geography (Cartography and photogrammetry)

Of Note

Vice President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2017

Sigma Xi Research Award for the outstanding Master’s Thesis in Science at The University of Georgia, “Close Range Non-Metric Photogrammetry for Monitoring Stream Channel Erosion,” 1982.
Secretary, Commission IV Working Group 6 – Landscape Modelling and Visualization, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, (2000-2004).

Selected Publications

Publications

Welch, R., M. Madden and T. Jordan, 2002. Photogrammetric and GIS techniques for the development of vegetation databases of mountainous areas: Great Smoky Mountains National Park , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 57(1-2): 53-68.

Madden, M. and T. Jordan, 2001. Spatiotemporal analysis and visualization in environmental studies, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 34, Part 4/W5: 71-72.

Welch, R., T. Jordan and M. Madden, 2000. GPS surveys, DEMs and scanned aerial photographs for GIS database construction and thematic mapping of Great Smoky Mountains National Park , International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 33, Part B4/3: 1181-1183.

Welch R., T.R. Jordan, H. Lang and H. Murakami, 1998. ASTER as a Source for Topographic Data in the Late 1990s, IEEE Transactions in Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, No. 4 (July), pp. 1282-1289.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1997. Comparative Mapping from High Resolution Satellite Images and Scanned Aerial Photographs. Technical Papers of 1997 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention and Exposition, Seattle, April 7-10, Vol. 3, pp.483-484.

Welch, R., and T.R. Jordan, 1996. Digital Orthophoto Production in a Desktop Environment. GIM Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 7 (July), pp. 26-27.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1996. Using Scanned Air Photographs. In Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems, (S. Morain and S.L. Baros, eds), Onward Press, pp. 55-69.

Welch. R, A.W. Thomas, S.S. Fung and T.R. Jordan, 1995. Photogrammetric Measurement of Ephemeral Gully Erosion. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, ARS Publication 131, May, 78 pp.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, and J.C. Luvall, 1990. Geocoding and stereo display of tropical forest multisensor datasets. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 56, No. 10, pp. 1389-1392.

Thomas, A.W., R. Welch and T.R. Jordan, 1986. Quantifying concentrated-flow erosion on cropland with aerial photogrammetry. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Vol. 41, No. 4 (July-August), pp. 249-252.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan and M. Ehlers, 1985. Comparative evaluations of the geodetic accuracy and cartographic potential of Landsat-4 and Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 1249-1262.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan and A.W. Thomas, 1984. A photogrammetric technique for measuring soil erosion. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Vol. 39, No.3, pp. 191-194.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, and A.W. Thomas, 1983. Photogrammetry: a promising technique for monitoring gully erosion. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 3 (May-June), pp. 191-194.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1983. Analytical non-metric close range photogrammetry for monitoring stream channel erosion. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 49, No. 3 (March), pp. 367-374.

Technical Papers and Reports

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1993. Lay Lake Land Use/Land Cover Project. Final Report to Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University, May, 1993, 23 pp.

Welch, R., N. Fernandes, and T.R. Jordan, 1993. GIS Modeling of Nonpoint Source Pollution with Remotely Sensed Data. in Proceedings of the 1993 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 20-21, 1993, pp. 142-143.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan and M. Ehlers, 1988. Comparative Assessment of Landsat-4/5 MSS and TM Data Quality for Mapping Applications in the Southeast. Final Report to NASA, October 30, 1988, 48 pp.

Jordan, T.R. and R. Welch, 1988. The Coastal Feature Mapping System. Final report to the Army Corps of Engineers, February, 1988, 62 pp.

Jordan, T.R. and R. Welch, 1988. Mapping coastal features with a PC. Proceedings of 1988 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, Vol. 6, St. Louis, March 13-18, p.175.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, S.S. Fung and A.W. Thomas, 1985. Photogrammetry: A revolutionary solution to the assessment of ephemeral gully erosion. Proceedings of the 1985 ASP Annual Convention, Washington D.C., pp. 873-874.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1984. Photogrammetric mapping of soil erosion from low altitude aerial photographs. In Proceedings of ASP-ACSM Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., March 13-18, p. 848.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, A.W. Thomas and J.W. Ellis, 1983. Photogrammetric Techniques for Monitoring Soil Erosion. ARS Research Report No. IRC 093083, September, 22 pp.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1983. Microcomputer-based Photogrammetry. In Proceedings of ASP-ACSM Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., March 13-18.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan and E.L. Usery, 1983. Microcomputers in the mapping sciences. Computer Graphics World, Vol. 6, No. 2 (February), pp.33-42.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1982. Simple analytical procedures for mapping terrain features from close range photographs. Proceedings of 1982 ASP Fall Technical Meeting, Hollywood, FL, September 19-23.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1981. Close range photogrammetry for monitoring stream channel erosion. Proceedings of ASP Fall Technical Meeting, San Francisco, September 9-11, pp. 420-423.

Presentations

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1996. Desktop Mapping System: A Versatile, Low Cost Software Package for Integrated Image Processing, Mapping and GIS Applications. 1996 North Carolina Geographic Information Systems Conference, February 7-9, Winston-Salem, NC.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1995. Integration of Space-Age Imaging and Positioning Technology for GIS Applications. International Workshop "Current Status and Challenges of Geoinformation Systems," International Union for Surveys and Mapping Working Group on GIS/LIS, Sept. 25-28, Hannover, Germany.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, M.M. Remillard and E.L. Usery, 1995. Workshop on "Integration of Remote Sensing/GIS for the Sustainable Development and Management of Natural Resources," June 12-14, Tyumen, Russia.

Jordan, T.R., 1995. "Applications of the Desktop Mapping System to Softcopy Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Research and Education," Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, January 4-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

Welch, R., Thomas R. Jordan and Marguerite Remillard, 1994. Merging Satellite Images with DEMs for Terrain Visualization and GIS Applications. Workshop at EOSAT Users Conference, August 30, Baltimore, MD.

Welch, R., Thomas R. Jordan and Marguerite Remillard, 1994. Introduction to Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems, Short course, UGA Center for Continuing Education, August 9-11, Athens, GA.

Jordan, Thomas R., 1993. "What can you see from space? Remote sensing, satellites and the environment," (Invited Speaker), Augusta East Rotary Club, Augusta, Georgia, May 19.

Welch, R., N. Fernandes and T.R. Jordan, 1993. GIS Modeling of Non-Point Source Pollution with Remotely Sensed Data. Presented at 1993 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, GA. April 20-21.

Welch, Roy A., Thomas R. Jordan and Demetrios Papacharalampos, 1993. Low cost integration of softcopy photogrammetry, digital image processing and GIS. Presented at the 1993 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 15.

Jordan, T.R., 1992. Integration of GIS and image processing on a personal computer. Presentation to the Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, Columbus, Georgia, September 29.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1990. Geocoding of Aircraft Scanner Image Data over Tropical Forests in Costa Rica. Presented at the 1990 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, March 19.

Jordan, T.R. and R. Welch, 1988. Mapping coastal features with a PC. Presented at 1988 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, St. Louis, March 13-18.

Welch, R., T.R. Jordan, S.S. Fung and A.W. Thomas, 1985. Photogrammetry: A revolutionary solution to the assessment of ephemeral gully erosion. Presented at the 1985 ASP Annual Convention, Washington DC.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1984. Photogrammetric mapping of soil erosion from low altitude aerial photographs. Presented at the ASP-ACSM Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., March 13-18.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1983. Microcomputer-based Photogrammetry. Presented at the ASP-ACSM Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., March 13-18.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1982. Simple analytical procedures for mapping terrain features from close range photographs. Proceedings of 1982 ASP Fall Technical Meeting, Hollywood, FL, September 19-23.

Welch, R. and T.R. Jordan, 1981. Close range photogrammetry for monitoring stream channel erosion. Presented at the ASP Fall Technical Meeting, San Francisco, September 9-11.