Mir Mustafizur Rahman

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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)
Useful biophysical information such as surface temperature and surface energy flux provided by thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing sensors are commonly used for studying urban temperature variations and urban heat islands. However, an important limitation of TIR imagery is the influence of local microclimatic variability (i.e., wind, precipitation and(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)
Microtopographic variability in peatlands has a strong influence on greenhouse gas fluxes, but we lack the ability to characterize terrain in these environments efficiently over large areas. To address this, we assessed the capacity of photogrammetric data acquired from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) to reproduce ground elevations measured in the(More)
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