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Simon Hull

Lecturer

 

Mr Simon Hull studied his BSc (Survey) at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, graduating in 1997. His final year thesis topic involved the use of infrared satellite imagery to map eddies in the warm Agulhas Current. He then moved to the University of Cape Town where he completed his MSc (Eng) under Prof Rüther. Here his research focused on the use of digital photogrammetry for heritage documentation. After graduating in 2000 he moved to industry and took up a position with an international off-shore mining and surveying company as a marine surveyor. In 2002 he returned to Cape Town and spent the next 4 years working with a local Geomatics firm where he completed his articles and became a registered Professional Land Surveyor in 2004. He went on to add sectional title registration to his qualifications in 2005.

In 2006 he and his wife moved to a rural village in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal where he took up a post as a high school Science and Maths teacher. During this time he studied towards a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education through UNISA, which was completed in 2009. After 6 years in the bush he, his wife and their two daughters decided to return to city life and in 2012 Mr Hull returned to UCT as a lecturer in Geomatics.

Research interests are in the fields of land tenure reform, remote sensing and GIS, heritage documentation, and improving education. He is currently studying towards a PhD in the field of cadastral development.

 

Contact Details:

Email: Simon.Hull@uct.ac.za
Phone: +27 (0)21 650 3574
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 3572