Academic Staff

E/Prof Heinz Rüther

Emeritus professor
Director: The Zamani Project
+27 (0)21 650 2327

Diplom – Ingenieur (University of Bonn, 1969)
PhD in Engineering specialising in Photogrammetry (University of Cape Town, 1982)

Research interests
Digital photogrammetry
Close range photogrammetry
Precise engineering surveying
Deformation analysis
Environmental monitoring through remotely sensed imagery
3D-modelling of architectural structures
Close range digital photogrammetry and the documentation of heritage sites

Professional service

  • Fellow - University of Cape Town
  • Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers
  • Member of the South African Academy of Science
  • Honorary Member of ITESSA
  • Past Council member of ISPRS
  • Chair of the Financial Commission of ISPRS
  • Vice President of the African Association for Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Head of the Geomatics division at the University of Cape Town - 1990 to 2002
  • Executive of CIPA (the International Committee for Photogrammetry in Architecture and is present National CIPA delegate for South Africa)