Remote Sensing and GIS specialist, vegetation ecology and soil science
Hennie has 22 years experience in natural resource applications using GIS and remote sensing technologies. He obtained an M.Sc. in vegetation ecology from the University of Pretoria in 1993. He has extensive experience in stereoscopic interpretation of black and white aerial photographs and obtained in 1989 a postgraduate diploma (NWU) in terrain evaluation for military applications. From 1990 to 1995 he worked in the natural resource section of the Transvaal Region of the Department of Agriculture. Here he was given the opportunity to do digital image processing on SPOT and Landsat satellite data for natural resource characterization. He was employed in 1995 at the Geo-informatics division at the Institute for Soil, Climate and Water. He was project leader for the National Land-Cover and land-cover change-mapping projects at the Institute. He was also project leader and co-worker on various other projects integrating remotely sensed data with other spatial data for monitoring and mapping of natural resources. He specialized in spatial modelling, spatial sampling designs and accuracy assessment of spatial data. In the beginning of 2002 he formed IRIS International including strategic alliances with various specialists inside and outside South Africa.
Academic HistoryB.Sc. NWU 1986, B.Sc. Honns. NWU 1987, Post. Honns. Dipl. Terrain evaluation NWU 1989. M.Sc (vegetation ecology) University of Pretoria 1993
Project managementExtensive experience in project management has been acquired over the past 22 years. Hennie has been project leader for various local, regional and international projects. Multidisciplinary teams have been managed and extensive liaison has been done with clients to develop and structure projects.
Contact informationPostal Address: 20 Boom Street, Potchefstroom, 2531.
Contact details: Hennievdb@softhome.net, 0828781760, 0182976287.
IRIS InternationalIntegrated Resource Information Systems CC
IRIS International specialises in the application of the latest technology to characterize the spatial distribution of natural resources. Remote sensing and GIS technologies are applied in mapping and spatial modelling applications. Custom-made solutions are provided for packaging, distribution and retrieval of spatial data. National and international networking creates synergy for a multidisciplinary approach. Currently IRIS International employs a number of part time specialists on project demand.
IRIS International has extensive experience in the mapping and modelling of natural resources. Remotely sensed data and other spatial data layers are integrated in a GIS environment and supported by relevant fieldwork. Experience gained over the past 22 years includes:
Projects from 2002-2013: