Environmental Management : Spatial Pattern and Location Risks of Brickfields in Greater Dhaka Region in 2015
Emission from brickfields (knils) cause environmental hazard to the flora and fauna by polluting the ambient air. The Dhaka City being known as the highest density metropolis, one of the most polluted cities and the second least livable cities in the world, One of the reasons for air pollution in Dhaka city is the brickfields located in vicinity and contiguous six districts. The government do not have any spatial inventory, nor do have any information on the spatial distribution and the risk those brickfields bring about to people and environment around. This study aims at mapping all active brickfields inside and around Dhaka City (expands over 6 contiguous districts - the Greater Dhaka region) to assess the human population and landuses at risk of pollution using high resolution (0.5m) satellite imagery and ancillary data for the year 2015. Explore more...
Population boom and climate change are causing large scale rural-to-urban migration in Bangladesh that has been changing the urban extent and landscape for decades. The aim of this project is to map and assess the expansion of major urban areas of Bangladesh for the period 2000-2015. The study will help landuse planners and policy makers to layout better plan and policy decisions for the coming future. Expected completion date of this project is December 2016.
We have released the first version of the geographic atlas encompassing social, economic and environmental facts of Bangladesh to help educators and inform policy makers and international partners about current anthropocentric and environmental state of the country. To be notified about future additions to this atlas, please follow us on facebook.
Climate Monitoring :: Monitoring climate of Bangladesh using satellite and land based measurements
This is our new effort for monitoring weather and climate phenomenon using optical, thermal and RADAR imagery. We are in the process of setting up a separate web-portal to be completed by November 2016.
The image above shows the monthly Land Surface Temperature (LST) for the year 2016. The purpose of this project is to help environmental scientists and activists to be better informed about the current climatic condition. This will be a continuous process with new maps and data to be added to the archive every month. To get this product as GIS dataset, please contact us.
Disaster Management :: Monitoring flood from space using SAR and optical satellite sensors
High resolution flood maps have been a demand by aid workers and decision makers for disaster management. Keeping this in mind we have equipped ourselves to provide flood maps during major flood events using RADAR imagery. This is a volunteer service, only to be provided upon request.
The image above shows inundated areas (including wetlands) during peak-flood in the central and northern part of Bangladesh, covering part of Brahmaputra, Padma and Meghna river catchments. Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) data in combination with Remote Sensing methods were used to extract water extent at 10m resolution. The maps were not validated in the field. To request this GIS data or custom map, please contact us.