Craig Glennie
Dr. Craig Glennie, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Office Location: UH NCALM, 5000 Gulf Freeway, Bldg. 4, Rm 216, Houston, TX 77204-5059
Phone: 832-842-8861 | Fax: 713-743-0186
Email: clglennie [at] uh [dot] edu


Ph.D. Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 1999
B.Sc. Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 1996

Professional Experience: 

2010 - present, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Houston
2010 - present, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Houston
2007 - 2010, Vice President of Engineering, Terrapoint USA Inc.
2006 - 2007, Senior Systems Engineer, Terrapoint USA Inc.
2004 - 2006, Director of Operations, Terrapoint USA Inc.
2000 - 2004, Senior Geomatics Engineer, Aerotec LLC.
1999 - 2000, Geomatics Engineer, The Focus Corporation


CHEE/CIVE/INDE 1331 - Computing for Engineers
CIVE 4398 - Introduction to Geomatics and Geosensing
CIVE 7397 - LiDAR Systems and Applications
CIVE 7380 - GNSS/INS and Augmented Positioning Systems


Glennie, C., “Remote Sensing for Rapid Response to Gulf Oil Spills,” Presented at Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) Annual Conference, Houston, TX, August 5, 2011.
Glennie, C., J. Dueitt, “A Comparison of Laser Scanners for Mobile Mapping Applications,” Presented at ASPRS 2011, Milwaukee, WI, May 1-5, 2011.
Carter, W.E., Shrestha, R.L., Glennie, C., Sartori, M., Fernandez-Diaz, J., “Geodetic Imaging for Rapid Assessment of Earthquakes: Airborne Laser Scanning,” AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17, 2010.
Glennie, C., J. Dueitt, K. Kusevic, “ Automated Accuracy Assessment and Boresight Adjustment of LiDAR Using Generalized 3D Surfaces”, Presented at ASPRS 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, March 9-13, 2009.
Glennie, C, “A Kinematic Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning System” Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, January 11-15, 2009
Al-Durgham, M., G. Fotopoulos, and C. Glennie, ”On the Accuracy of LiDAR Derived Digital Elevation Models“, Presented at the IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation (GGEO 2008), Chania, Greece, June 23-27, 2008.
Al-Durgham, M., G. Fotopoulos, and C. Glennie, “Relative and Absolute Accuracy Analysis of LiDAR Derived Digital Elevation Models” Presented at CGU Annual Meeting, Banff, Canda, May 10-14, 2008.

Invited Presentations / Lectures: 

Mandli, R., Glennie, C., and Wygant, C., “Mobile Scanning Primer,” SPAR 2011 Conference, March 25, 2011.

Glennie, C., “Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning for High Accuracy Applications”, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Geosciences, September 10, 2010.

Glennie, C., “TITAN Mobile Scanning Solutions”, ASPRS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 27th, 2010.

Mandli, R., Caya, J., Glennie, C., and Ysseldyk, B., “Mobile Scanning and Mapping Boot Camp,” SPAR 2010 Conference, February 7, 2010.

Glennie, C., and R. Taylor, “TITAN – Kinematic Terrestrial LIDAR, Results and Experiences,” Presented at SPAR 2008, Houston, TX, March 3-5, 2008.

Glennie, C., “Deploying a Kinematic Terrestrial LIDAR Scanning System on a High-Speed Mobile Platform,” Geotec 2007, Calgary, Alberta, May 14-17, 2007.

Glennie, C., and P. Mrstik, “Mobile LIDAR for Ground Appliations,” Presented at SPAR 2006, Houston, TX, March 27, 2006.

Glennie, C., “Applications and Limitations of LIDAR,” Four Hour Continued Education Class for the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, March 19, 2005.

Glennie, C., “Applications and Limitations of LIDAR,” Eight Hour Continued Education Class for the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, December 11, 2004.

Refereed Journal Publications: 

Fernandez-Diaz, J.C., Glennie, C.L., Carter, W.E., Shrestha, R.L., Sartori, M.P., Singhania, A., Legleiter, C.J., Overstreet, B.T., “Early Results of Simultaneous Terrain and Shallow Water Bathymetry Mapping Using a Single-Wavelength Airborne LiDAR Sensor.” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, July, 2013 (in press).
Glennie, C.L., Carter, W.E., Shrestha, R.L., Dietrich, W.E., “Geodetic imaging with airborne LiDAR; the Earth’s surface revealed.” Reports on Progress in Physics, 2013, 76 086801
Chow, J.C.K.; Lichti, D.D.; Glennie, C.; Hartzell, P. Improvements to and Comparison of Static Terrestrial LiDAR Self-Calibration Methods. Sensors 2013, 13, 7224-7249.
Chan, T.O.; Lichti, D.D.; Glennie, C.L. Multi-feature based boresight self-calibration of a terrestrial mobile mapping system. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2013, 82, 112-124.
Glennie, C., Brooks, B., Ericksen, T., Hauser, D., Hudnut, K., Foster, J., Avery, J., "Compact Multipurpose Mobile Laser Scanning System - Initial Tests and Results." Remote Sens. 2013, 5 (2), 521-538.
Glennie, C., “Calibration and Kinematic Analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 LiDAR Sensor.” PE&RS, April 2012.
Glennie, C.; Lichti, D.D. “Temporal Stability of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 Scanner for High Accuracy Scanning Applications.” Remote Sens. 2011, 3, 539-553.
Glennie, C.; Lichti, D.D. “Static Calibration and Analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 for High Accuracy Mobile Scanning.” Remote Sens. 2010, 2, 1610-1624.
Glennie, C, “Kinematic Terrestrial Light-Detection and Ranging System for Scanning” Transportation Research Record: Journal of The Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2105, 2009, pp. 135-141.
Glennie, C., “Rigorous 3D Error Analysis of Kinematic Scanning LIDAR Systems” Journal of Applied Geodesy, Vol. 1, 2007, pp. 147-157.
Hudnut, K.W., A. Borsa, C. Glennie, and J.B. Minster. "High-resolution Topography Along Surface Ruptures of the October 16, 1999 Hector Mine, California, Earthquake (Mw7.1) From Airborne Laser Swath Mapping," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92, 2002, pp. 1570-1576.
Glennie, C., K.P. Schwarz, A.M. Bruton, R. Forsberg, A.V. Olesen and K. Keller. A Comparison of Stable Platform and Strapdown Airborne Gravity. Journal of Geodesy, 74, 5, 2000, pp. 383-389.
Glennie, C., and K.P. Schwarz, “A Comparison and Analysis of Airborne Gravimetry Results from two Strapdown Inertial/DGPS Systems,” Journal of Geodesy, 73, 6, 1999, pp. 311-321.
Bruton, A.M., C. Glennie, and K.P Schwarz, “Differentiation for High Precision GPS Velocity and Acceleration Determination,” GPS Solutions Journal, vol. 2, No. 4, 1999, pp. 7-21.