Bharanidharan Hemachandran

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The HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Technologies) pilot project is a FREE Geoweb mapping service, designed to empower the urban energy efficiency movement by allowing residents to visualize the amount and location of waste heat leaving their homes and communities as easily as clicking on their house in Google Maps. HEAT incorporates Geospatial solutions for(More)
As part of the Heat Energy Assessment Technologies (HEAT) project, we describe a novel geographic object-based mosaicing algorithm referred to as Object-Based Mosaicing (OBM) that joins thermal airborne flight lines around urban roof objects rather than bisecting them with arbitrary mosaic join lines. An OBM mosaic is compared with a “traditional” mosaic(More)
In an effort to minimize complex urban microclimatic variability within high-resolution (H-Res) airborne thermal infrared (TIR) flight-lines, we describe the Thermal Urban Road Normalization (TURN) algorithm, which is based on the idea of pseudo invariant features. By assuming a homogeneous road temperature within a TIR scene, we hypothesize that any(More)
Thermal Infrared (TIR) remote sensing images of urban environments are increasingly available from airborne and satellite platforms. However, limited access to high-spatial resolution (H-res: ~1 m) TIR satellite images requires the use of TIR airborne sensors for mapping large complex urban surfaces, especially at micro-scales. A critical limitation of such(More)
Since 1990, Canada has implemented numerous programs to encourage energy efficiency. For example, in Calgary Alberta, $50 million was spent between 2003-08 on energy performance programs to assess and upgrade city-owned facilities, with an estimated $7 million saved in energy costs per year, and a reduction of 80 KT of CO2 emissions [1]. The key to these(More)
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