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1.         Muhammad Shakir, Yulin zhan, Zheng Niu, Li Wang and Pengyu Hao, * “Analyzing the Sensitivity of Crops Classification Accuracy Based on MODIS EVI Time Series and History Ground Reference Data” Canadian Journal of remote sensing, October 2015, DOI:10.1080/07038992.2015.1112727

 

2.         Muhammad Shakir, Yulin zhan, Li Wang Pengyu Hao and Zheng Niu  “ Major crops Classification using time series MODIS EVI with adjacent years of ground reference data in the US state of Kansas” Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 127, Issue 3, February 2016, Pages 1071–1077,

 

3.         Muhammad Shakir, Zheng Niu, Li Wang, Abdullah ablikim Pengyu Hao and Chang yao wang, “Crop Classification Based on Time Series MODIS EVI and Ground Observation for Three Adjoining Years in Xinjiang”Guang pu 35(5):1345-50 • September 2015.

4.         Kangjun, Liwang, Shakir Muhammad “Identifying crown areas in an undulating area planted with eucalyptus using unmanned aerial vehicle near-infrared imagery " Remote Sensing letters, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2016.1168947 Feb 2016.

 

5.         Wu M, Muhammad Shakir, Chen F, Niu Z, and Wang C “Combining remote sensing and eddy covariance data to monitor Gross Primary Production of an estuarine wetland ecosystem in East China” Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts 03/2015

 

6.         Bo Yu; Li Wang; Zheng Niu; Shakir Muhammad; Xiaoqi Liu, “Constructions detection from unmanned aerial vehicle images using random forest classifier and histogram-based shape descriptor”, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 01/2014; 8 (1): 083554

 

7.         Qiao Hailang, Shakir Muhammad, Wang Li, Kang Jun, “Classification of small-scale eucalyptus plantations based on NDVI time series obtained from multiple high-resolution datasets”, Remote Sensing (accepted on 25th Jan 2016).

 

8.         Wang Li, Zheng Niu, Cheng Wang, Wenjiang Huang, Hanyue Chen, Shuai Gao, Dong Li, and Shakir Muhammad, “Combined Use of Airborne LiDAR and Satellite GF-1 Data to Estimate Leaf Area Index, Height, and Aboveground Biomass of Maize During Peak Growing Season” IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, 8, 9, September 2015.

 

9.         Pengyu Hao, Yulin Zhan, Li wang, Zheng Niu and Shakir Muhammad, “Feature Selection of Time Series  MODIS Data for Early Crop Classification Using Random Forest: A Case Study in Kansas, USA” Remote sensing 7(5) 2015.

 

10.       Wang li, Zheng Niu, Xinlian liang, Zengyuan li, Ni Huang, Shuai Gao, Cheng Wang, and Shakir Muhammad, “Geostatistical Modeling Using LiDAR-derived Prior Knowledge with SPOT-6 Data to Estimate Temperate Forest Canopy Cover and Above-ground Biomass via Stratified Random Sampling”, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG-D-14-00199R2) 28/04/2015.

 

11.       Bo Yu, Li Wang, Zheng Niu, and Shakir Muhammad, “An Effective Morphological Index in Automatic Recognition of Built-up Area Suitable for High Spatial Resolution Images as ALOS and SPOT Data” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 80(05): 529-536.

 

12.       Wang li, Zheng Niu, Xinlian liang, Zengyuan li, Ni Huang, Shuai Gao, Cheng Wang, and Shakir Muhammad, “ Upscaling coniferous forest aboveground biomass based on airborne LiDAR and satellite ALOS PALSAR data ”, Journal of Applied remote sensing,  10(4), 046003 (Oct 17, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.046003.

 

13.       Bo Yu, Fang Chen, Shakir Muhammad and Zeeshan Shirazi“Factor Rankings in Influencing Spatial Pattern of Global Net Primary Production from 2005 to 2011”, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, page 1-7, 07 February 2017. Doi: dx.doi.org/10.1080/07038992.2017.1291337.

 

14.       Bo Yu, Fang Chen and Shakir Muhammad “A simple but effective landslide detection method based on image saliency, a case study of Nepal,  Photogrammetric engineering and Remote sensing.volume 83, issue 05, May 2017, pp 351-363.

 

15.       Zahir Ali, Shakir Muhammad, “Implementing GIS-based Cadastral and Land Information System in Pakistan”, Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 01/2013; 3:43 – 49.

 

16.       Shakir Muhammad, Zahir Ali, and Naveed Alam, “Developing a model for locating suitable school sites using Multi-criteria decision analysis and geographic information system techniques (A case study in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province)” presented in 2nd international conference on Aerospace sciences and engineering (ICASE) Islamabad 29th December 2011

 

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Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(8th March, 2017) GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi won a SATHA Innovation Award for technology innovation during the 6th Invention to Innovation Summit at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


(Feb. '17) GREL faculty and students' research on studying upwelling and physical oceanography in the Arabian Sea was higlighted and presented as a poster at the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, held in Florence, Iraly. This research is being led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, and is supported by IFS and JAXA


(16-01-17) GREL is launching the 2nd Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(11-12-16) The ISNET / NARSS Seminar & Hands-on Training Workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with SAR has been successfully held at NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences), Cairo, Egypt, from 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. The hands-on training workshop was conducted by GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi.


(20-10-16) Dr. Waqas A. Qazi delivered a guest talk at Dept. of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on "SAR Remote Sensing Applicatons" during their monthly seminar series.


(04-07-16) GREL faculty member Dr. Rizwan Bulbul and MS student Ahsan Abbas recently completed formal scientific and technical review of the book "GeoProcessing with Python." This included testing the code, identifying / removing bugs, and identifying / installing required libraries.


(23-06-16) GREL is launching the 2nd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 1-5th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 20th July, 2016.


(12-05-16) Dr. Majid Nazeer, recent PhD graduate from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will be delivering a guest talk on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Imagery and Coastal Water Quality Applications at GREL Lab, tomorrow, 13th May, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.


(22-04-16) Forest ground survey was conducted by GREL team from 18-20th April for undergrad Final Year Project. The survey team was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi and Mr. Naeem Shahzad, and included 1 MS and 2 BS students. The survey was conducted in Ghora Ghali forest, Murree Forest Division, with the support of Forest Dept., Govt. of the Punjab. Plot survey methodology was used and tree DBH / height were measured. These surveyed plots will be used for regression modeling with remote sensing data for forest AGB estimation.


 (23-12-15) GREL is launching its 1st Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 25-29th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


 (27-11-15) ESA has accepted a Cat-1 research proposal by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi to study and analyse landslides and slope stability in KPK post-2005 Kashmir earthquake. ESA has granted a quote of 180 SAR images from Envisat ASAR for the research. As part of this research, repeat-pass InSAR processing will be developed and implemented in-house at GREL.

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2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


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Latest@GREL



 

Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(8th March, 2017) GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi won a SATHA Innovation Award for technology innovation during the 6th Invention to Innovation Summit at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


(Feb. '17) GREL faculty and students' research on studying upwelling and physical oceanography in the Arabian Sea was higlighted and presented as a poster at the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, held in Florence, Iraly. This research is being led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, and is supported by IFS and JAXA


(16-01-17) GREL is launching the 2nd Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(11-12-16) The ISNET / NARSS Seminar & Hands-on Training Workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with SAR has been successfully held at NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences), Cairo, Egypt, from 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. The hands-on training workshop was conducted by GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi.


(20-10-16) Dr. Waqas A. Qazi delivered a guest talk at Dept. of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on "SAR Remote Sensing Applicatons" during their monthly seminar series.


(04-07-16) GREL faculty member Dr. Rizwan Bulbul and MS student Ahsan Abbas recently completed formal scientific and technical review of the book "GeoProcessing with Python." This included testing the code, identifying / removing bugs, and identifying / installing required libraries.


(23-06-16) GREL is launching the 2nd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 1-5th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 20th July, 2016.


(12-05-16) Dr. Majid Nazeer, recent PhD graduate from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will be delivering a guest talk on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Imagery and Coastal Water Quality Applications at GREL Lab, tomorrow, 13th May, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.


(22-04-16) Forest ground survey was conducted by GREL team from 18-20th April for undergrad Final Year Project. The survey team was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi and Mr. Naeem Shahzad, and included 1 MS and 2 BS students. The survey was conducted in Ghora Ghali forest, Murree Forest Division, with the support of Forest Dept., Govt. of the Punjab. Plot survey methodology was used and tree DBH / height were measured. These surveyed plots will be used for regression modeling with remote sensing data for forest AGB estimation.


 (23-12-15) GREL is launching its 1st Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 25-29th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


 (27-11-15) ESA has accepted a Cat-1 research proposal by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi to study and analyse landslides and slope stability in KPK post-2005 Kashmir earthquake. ESA has granted a quote of 180 SAR images from Envisat ASAR for the research. As part of this research, repeat-pass InSAR processing will be developed and implemented in-house at GREL.

More >>>

 

Events



  


  


 


2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


  More