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Book Chapters

Ashraf I., Shahzad N., Saeed U., Gill J., Parvez S. “Delineating Legal Forest Boundaries to Combat Illegal Forest Encroachments: A Case Study in Murree Forest Division, Pakistan” in ‘Forensic GIS - The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence’. Geo-technologies and the environment, Vol. 11, p290, ISBN 978-94-017-8756-7

Journal Papers

Shahzad N, Saeed U, Gilani H, Ahmad S, Ashraf I and Irteza SM (2015). ‘Evaluation ofcommunity and state managed forests over five years (2005-2011) using geospatial dataand techniques - Murree Forest Division Punjab Pakistan. Forest ecosystem 2015: 2(7)

Saeed U, Shahzad N, Irteza SM, Ahmad S, Chaudhry A, Ashraf I (2015). ‘Aerial and Spaceborne Data for the Paradigm Shift of Orthodox Forest Monitoring Techniques – 60 yearsForest Change Trend Analysis. BIOLOGIA. 2015: 1(61)

Saaed U, Shahzad N, Ahmad S.R., Yousaf W and Hashmi SGM. (2015). ‘Satellite imagebased evidence of flood impact of freshwater flooding in Indus Delta, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Science. 2015: 3 (67). Pp 308-315

Khan, U. and Shahzad, N. (2015) “Human interference on the forest habitat of thecommon leopard Panthera pardus” PLoS One (Under final review)

Qayyum. Z., Yousaf. W., Shahzad. N. and Ahmad. S.R. (2015). Mapping Potential Soil Salinization using Rule Based Object Oriented Image Analysis. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Geological and EnvironmentalEngineering, International Science Index Vol: 2, No:7

Gill, K., Shahzad, N., Ashraf, I., Saeed, U. and Laghari, F. (2012). “Impact of floods 2010 incoastal area of Pakistan – a case study of Kharo Chann, Thatta District”. Zoological Surveyof Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change, Vol. 21, 2012, ISSN 0375-152X, 29-34.

Shahzad, N., Gilani. H., Saeed., U. and Gill. K. (2009). GIS/RS Based Monitoring ofCoastal Region Using Aerial Photos and Satellite Images—A Case Study of Indus Delta.Earth Science Frontiers (Chinese). Pp 208

Shahzad, N., Gilani, H., Saeed, U., Nawaz, R. and Gill, K. (2008). “Implementation of LCCS legend and temporal land cover analysis of Keenjhar fresh water Lake”. Journal ofResearch (science), BZU, Multan. 2 (19).

Conference Proceedings

Akram U, Shahzad N, Saeed U, Naeem S, Hashmi SG and, Iqbal I (2012). “Juniper ForestBelt Assessment Using Object Based Image Analysis, Sulaiman Range, Pakistan”, The 7thInternational Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources inScience and Technology (COINFO'12), 22-25 November, NanJing, China

Gill, K., Hussain, N., Saeed, U., Ashraf, I., Shahzad, N., and Nawaz, R. (2011). “Buildingspatial information system for natural resource management by using UMN Map Server”.Fourth international summer school and conference, AGSE 2011: Applied Geoinformaticsfor Society and Environment, Volume I (2011), Turky. ISBN 978-3-943321-00-5, 105-109.

Saeed U, Gilani H, Shahzad N, Khan U, Akbar G and Nawaz R. (2010). “Integrating insitu, aerial and space borne data for monitoring coastal change trends in Keti Bunder – afifty five years comparison”. ISNET/NARSS seminar on “Bridging the gap through Satellitetechnology” 18-21October, 2010. Cairo, Egypt

Shahzad N, Saeed U, Ali H, Akram U, Khan Baber and Gill K. (2010) "Use of GIS/RS forthe improvement of legal notification of Khunjerab National Park – a step towards betterecosystem management", International symposium on "Benefiting from Earth Observation:Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-HimalayanRegion" 4-6 October 2010, Khatmandu, Nepal

Shahzad, N., Nawaz, R., & Gilani, H. Remote Sensing for Sustainable ForestManagement - ‘A case study of Monitoring Pai Forest Irrigated Plantation by using LCCSand Object Based Classification Technique. Presented at a workshop on SAR and opticalapplications for natural resources and environment management, ISNET , November 2-5,2009, GORS headquarters, Damascus, Syria

Saeed, U., Gill, K.,  Ali, H.,  Gilani, H. and Shahzad, N., "Pre and post earthquake forestdamage assessment — A case study of 2005 earthquake impact on forest of MachiaraNational Park, Pakistan," in Emerging Technologies, 2009. ICET 2009. InternationalConference on ,vol., no., pp.372-376, 19-20 Oct. 2009; doi: 10.1109/ICET.2009.5353141

Saeed, U., Gilani, H., Shahzad, N. and Gill, K. (2009). “Remote sensing based forest changetrend analysis – a case study of mangrove forest of Keti Bunder. Indus Delta”. 2ndPakistan Botanic Garden Conference on ‘Botanic Garden: A vehicle to promotePublic/Private/NGOs Partnership’, February 02-04, 2009, GC university Lahore.

 

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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