Speaker: Ian Johnson
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Ian Johnson

University of Sydney
Archaeological Computing Laboratory
ACL/SSIU, F09 Madsen Building
Sydney NSW
2006 Australia

Ian Johnson is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Archaeological Computing Laboratory in the Spatial Science Innovation Unit. His work focuses on the application of GIS to archaeological and historical data, Internet databases, web mapping, the development of time-enabled mapping and GIS education for the Humanities. Since finishing his PhD (ANU 1979), on the archaeology of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, he has done fieldwork in Kakadu National Park, Kosciusko National Park, Cyprus and Kythera, developed the Minark database management system, and worked for the Arkansas Archaeological Survey and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. He joined the University of Sydney in 1990 to establish the Archaeological Computing Laboratory and since 1998 has overseen development of core technologies for the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, notably the TimeMap methodology and software.

Ian will demonstrate All-on-one-page: linking maps, timelines and social bookmarking to build historical context and visitor engagement. [Demonstration]