Re-launched project developing the ISMORTASED (Identification of Sites for Micro-Hydropower On Rivers Through Applied Satellite and Environmental Data) tool to map micro-hydropower sites along rivers in Africa from satellite data. I have been responsible for the design, development and operation of an open-source (Qython, QGIS) innovative tool that combines large and advanced earth observation datasets to identify viable sites.
ISMORTASED Map of Uganda Image
iSTAR web-GIS was a 10 month project at the British Antarctic Survey where I developed an open-access, web-based GIS for Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica. I was responsible for processing all iSATR datasets and producing geospatial data for the webmap which can be viewed as this URL here : http://gis.istar.ac.uk/
iSTAR web-map Image
iSTAR GIS web-map
ISMORTASED (Identification of Sites for Micro-hydropower On Rivers Through Applied Satellite and Environmental Data) was a 10 month project where I was Research Assistant. The project developed a novel prototype GIS system in Python and ArcGIS that utilised Earth Observation (Airborne/LiDAR, Satellite) and GIS datasets (Population, SSSI's, Flood risk) to identify viable hydropower river sites nationally from DEM generation and hydrological modelling.
ISMORTASED Press Release
As part of the Earth Observation Science Group 'Urban Traffic and Air Quality' I developed the GIS Prototype 'Hot Spot Mapper'. The GIS protoype employed open-source GIS solutions(GDAL,QGIS,OGR and Twitter API's) for data analysis to identify vulnerable areas for pollution. Spatial datsets included EO NO2 imagery, population metrics, OS road and topography. See the case study page here: Hot spot mapper Image Space For Smarter Government - Hot Spot Mapper
Whilst at Leicester university I was part of a small consultancy team who conducted a commercial research project investigating the use of EO (Landsat,ASTER,HYPERION) imagery for mineralogical and lithological identification in Munali, Southern Zambia. This project employed QGIS and ENVI for detailed spatial analysis.
PCA image of Southern Zambia
During a graduate placement at GSTEP I developed GIS and Remote Sensing techniques to map urban tree cover in Leicestershire in collaboration with the company 'Bluesky'. Following my placement at GSTEP I was offered a 'Research Assistant' role for the ISMORTASED project (Above).
Urban tree cover mapping image (Leicester)