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Steven D. Johnson

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

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

Office: HAMP 4112
Phone: (765) 494-0786
Email: steven@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Education
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1983
M.S.C.E., University of Wisconsin, 1972
B.S.C.E., University of Wisconsin, 1971

Research Summary
Land surveying, land information systems, engineering and geodetic surveying, data adjustment, photogrammetry/remote sensing.

Selected Research Projects


  • 8/01, 7/03, JTRP, "Modern Technologies for Design Data Collection", PI: B.H.W. van Gelder, Co Pis: S. Johnson, J. Bethel, J. Shan, B. McCullouch.

  • 10/98, 3/99, Southern Energy Services, "Design and Analysis of Deformation Survey", PI: S. Johnson.

  • 6/01, 8/01, Wisconsin Department Of Transportation, "Aerotriangulation Software Development-GPS Camera Station Observations", PI: S. Johnson.

  • 9/97, 8/98, Purdue Research Foundation, "Sampling the Sparse Surface Model", PIs: S. Johnson, J. Elithorp.

  • 9/96, 5/97, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, "Aerotriangulation Software Enhancement and Modernization", PIs: S. Johnson, B. v Gelder.

  • 9/93, 8/94, Purdue Joint Highway Research Program, "Use of GPS to Enhance Mapping by Photogrammetry", PIs: J. Bethel, S. Johnson, B. v Gelder.

Honors & Awards
Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor Award from the School of Civil Engineering Chi Epsilon Chapter, 2002.

Elected to Fellow membership grade, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 1998.

Presidential Citation, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, approximately fifteen awarded annually by society president for service and activities, 1989.

Member of the Year, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Potomac Region, one awarded annually within region of mid-Atlantic states for service and activities, 1988.

Wild-Heerbrugg Photogrammetric Award, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, one awarded nationally per year based on academic record and faculty recommendations, 1974.

Wild-Heerbrugg Geodetic Award, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, one awarded nationally per year based on academic record and faculty recommendations, 1972.

Keuffel and Esser Fellowship, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, one awarded nationally per year based on academic record and faculty recommendations, 1971.

University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, awarded for graduate study based on undergraduate academic record and faculty recommendation, 1971.

Selected Publications


  • Johnson, S. D., "Land Surveying and Geomatics Engineering at Purdue University," Surveying and Land Information
    Systems
    , Vol. 62, No. 1, ACSM, March 2002, pp. 55-56.

  • Johnson, S. D., "Engineering-based Education in Surveying and Mapping at Purdue University," Surveying and Land
    Information Systems
    , Vol. 53, No. 4, ACSM, December 1993, pp. 214-217.

  • Fitch, M. G., Weyers, R. E., and Johnson, S. D., "Determination of the End of Functional Service Life for Concrete
    Bridge Decks," Transportation Research Record 1490, Transportation Research Board, National Academy Press,
    Washington, DC, 1995, pp. 60-66.

  • Johnson, S. D. and Crawford, W. G., "Plane Surveying" chapter in The Civil Engineering Handbook, W. Chen editor,
    CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1995, pp. 1858-1899.

  • Johnson, S. D., "Elevation" section in "The Engineering Handbook", Richard C. Dorf editor, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL,
    1996, pp. 1545-1555. Updated for second edition, 2003.