Liz Jones

Ms Liz Jones

Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

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Liz Jones joined the CEGE department after working as a surveyor in the 3D team of Plowman Craven. Prior to this, she completed a BA in Egyptian Archaeology (UCL), MA in Egyptology (Liverpool) and an MSc in GIS (UCL). Liz holds the positions of Principal Teaching Fellow and Geomatic Systems Manager, and provides consultancy both in a technical and educational capacity. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

With Dietmar Backes, she manages the provision of Geomatic resources in the department and provides practical and technical assistance for the department’s research projects in addition to supervising student projects. She maintains the Geomatics Section blog: and the Geomatics Twitter account [@uclgeomatics].

Liz is also an undergraduate personal tutor, the Departmental Adviser to Women Students, E-Learning Champion, and Editor of the UCL Women in Engineering website.

She can also provide support for the following pieces of software: AutoCAD, ArcMap, QGIS, PocketGIS, GeoOffice, StarNet, Cyclone, Hypack and Cloudworx.

Liz is a member of the Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology research group. Her research interests are in land surveying, GIS and laser scanning, and in pedagogy within HE (specifically in learning and teaching in engineering subjects). She combines her background in archaeology with her technical expertise, through fieldwork and research in landscape archaeology, particularly in the applications of geomatics to the understanding of past environments, predominantly in Egypt.Liz is engaged in fieldwork and GIS development for the Gurob Harem Palace Project [University of Liverpool, UCL & University of Copenhagen], and she is building a Saqqara GIS with data acquired during fieldwork on the Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project [National Museums of Scotland].

Liz has carried out AHRC-funded research into the development of a research-oriented GIS for the site of Saqqara, and conducted a study analysing archaeological and historical evidence for flood events and flood risk within the inner Thames estuary during the Holocene Period. She has also worked on the Kouphovouno Project (nr Sparta, Greece) and the EES Survey of Memphis (Egypt).

She is currently supervising student projects on the use of laser scanning for sensor offset determination for hydrographic survey vessels (in conjunction with the Port of London Authority), and advising on the development of a GIS for historic salt-production sites in Belize. She was recently awarded a studentship to investigate the use of open-source GIS in the undergraduate engineering curriculum.

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