Professor Ian Bishop is an honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Geomatics, School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He works as a consultant on aspects of spatial information management and visualisation through the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. Ian’s first postgraduate degree was an M.Sc. in geophysics. His doctoral work involved mathematical modelling of landuse in a UK National Park. This led to interests over a wide range of computer applications in environmental assessment, planning and design. Ian has published around 120 refereed articles and over 60 other conference papers in visualisation, systems modelling and integration, landscape perception and environmental decision support.