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James S. Bethel

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 4111
Phone: (765) 494-6719
Email: bethel@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Personal Web Site
http://engr.purdue.edu/~bethel/

Education
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1983
M.S., University of Washington, 1976
B.S., University of Washington, 1974

Research Summary
Photogrammetry/remote sensing, data adjustment, digital image processing.

Selected Research Projects


  • 2005, NIMA, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, "Lenticular Stereo", Co-PI: J. Bethel.

  • 2005, ETRI, "Statistical Analysis and Sensor Modeling", PI: J. Bethel.

  • 2005, ETRI, "Urban Road Extraction from Multiple Sensors", PI: J. Bethel.

  • 2005, Integrity-Applications, Inc., "Photogrammetric Support for Gridlock", Co-PI: J. Bethel.

  • 2005, Indiana Department of Transportation, "Corridor Mapping", Co-PI: J. Bethel.

  • 2004, SRI-International, NIMA, "Precision Geopositioning from Airborne Tactical Imagery", Co-PI: J. Bethel.

Honors & Awards
Helava Award, 2004, "For the best technical paper published in the Journal of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing during the prior four years", Co-Awardee: Dr. Changno Lee

Talbert Abrams Award, 2001, Grand Award, "For authorship and recording of current and historical engineering and scientific developments in photogrammetry" (For the best technical paper in the journal, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, for 2001) ? Co-Awardees: Lee, Theiss, and Mikhail.

Ford Bartlett Award, 1993, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 5 given per year for recruitment of new members into the Society.

Ford Bartlett Award, 1992, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 5 given per year for recruitment of new members into the Society.

Selected Publications


  • Hoshizaki, T., Andrisani, D., Braun, A., Mulyana, A., and Bethel, J.S. (2004) "Performance of Integrated Electro-Optical Navigation Systems", Navigation: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 51, No. 2, Summer, pp. 101.

  • Lee, C., and Bethel, J.S. (2004), "Extraction, Modeling, and Use of Linear Features for Restitution of Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery", Journal of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, July, pp. 289-300.

  • Elaksher, A., Bethel, J.S., and Mikhail, E. (2003) "Roof Boundary Extraction Using Multiple Images", Photogrammetric Record, 18(101), March, pp 27-40.

  • Lee, S., Shan, J., and Bethel, J.S. (2003) "Class-Guided Building Extraction from IKONOS Imagery", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 69, No. 2, February, 2003, pp. 143-150.

  • Lee, C., and Bethel, J.S. (2001) "Georegistration of Airborne Hyperspectral Image Data", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 39, No. 7, July, pp. 1347-1351.

  • Lee, C., Theiss, H., Bethel, J.S., and Mikhail, E. (2000) "Rigorous Mathematical Modeling of Airborne Pushbroom Imaging Systems", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, April, pp. 385-392.