Completed projects

  1. 3D urban floodplain mapping using airborne LiDAR and optical imagery, funded by Natural Resources Canada
  2. Investigating the influence of vegetation density and transportation network density on spatial distribution of crime in the city of Toronto, a master research project, 2014-2016
  3. Developing automated algorithms to extract windows from MLS data, a master research project, 2014-2016
  4. Estimation of carbon storage in urban trees using multispectral airborne laser scanning data, a master research project, 2014-2016
  5. Urban roadside tree inventory using a mobile laser scanning system, a master project, 2013-2016
  6. Estimating ground-level PM2.5 concentration in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of China using MODIS AOD and ground measurements, a master research project, 2014-2016
  7. 3D spatial modeling of Canada’s critical infrastructure using mobile LiDAR Technology, funded by NSERC, 2011-2016
  8. RADARSAT-2/COSMO-SkyMed PolSAR for sea ice mapping around the east coast of Canada, funded jointly by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Italian Space Agency (ASI), 2014-2016
  9. A Software Tool for Automated Extraction of Pavement Cracks from Mobile LiDAR Data, funded by NSERC, 2015
  10. Data processing and analysis in support of crop inventory mapping in Ontario and Manitoba, funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2011-2012
  11. Automated Extraction of Topographic Attributes from DEMs to support Digital Soil Mapping, funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2010-2011
  12. High-resolution Solar Energy Potential Modeling at the Building Scale (PI: X. Zhang), funded by NSFC 2011-2013
  13. Rapid Urban Mapping by a 3D Remote Sensing Approach, funded by NSERC, 2006-2011
  14. Validation of RADARSAT-2 InSAR-derived DEMs, funded by CSA/CCRS, SOAR Program, 2008-2009
  15. Remote Sensing of Runoff Contributing Areas in Southern Ontario, funded by the University of Waterloo, Work Placement Program, 2007-2008
  16. Automated Object Detection in RADARSAT Imagery, funded by the University of Waterloo, 2007-2009
  17. Geomatics and Virtual Environment Lab, funded by CFI, Infrastructure Operating Fund, 2006-2007
  18. Remote Sensing of Urban Heat Islands in the City of Toronto, funded by Ryerson University, Winter RA Program, 2006
  19. Fusion of Radar and Optical Satellite Data for Monitoring Urban Landscape Dynamics, funded by Ryerson University, Summer RA Program, 2005
  20. Satellite-derived DEMs: Comparison of accuracy, cost and time with conventional aerial photogrammetric methods, funded by Ontario Ministry of Transportation, HIIFP, 2004-2005
  21. Semi-automated collection of high-accuracy pavement data, funded by Ontario Ministry of Transportation, HIIFP, 2004-2005
  22. High Accuracy Image Metrology from Mobile Image Sequences (PI: M. Chapman), funded by Ontario Ministry of Transportation, HIIFP, 2003-2004
  23. Enhancing Photogrammetric Mapping using Airborne GPS and Softcopy (PI: M. Chapman), funded by Ontario Ministry of Transportation, HIIFP, 2003-2004
  24. Automated Extraction of Urban Transportation Networks from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery, funded by NSERC, 2003-2006
  25. Creating Virtual Airport Models using Satellite Imagery and Elevation Data, funded by Ryerson University, Summer RA Program, 2003
  26. Virtual Environment Laboratory, funded by CFI, New Opportunities Fund, 2002-2003
  27. Remote Sensing for Transportation Planning, funded by Ryerson University, 2001-2002
  28. Integration of Remotely Sensed Image Analysis and Web-based GIS for Environmental Modeling and Decision Support, funded by the University of Regina, Transdisciplinary Research Program, 2000-200
  29. Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture in the MESH Model, PhD thesis, Xiaoyong Xu, 2011-2015
  30. Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Object Extraction from High Spatial Resolution Remotely Sensed Imagery, PhD Thesis, Yuanming Shu, 2010-2014
  31. Mixture of Latent Variable Models for Remotely Sensed Image Processing, PhD Thesis, Linlin Xu, 2010-2014
  32. Theory of Spatial Similarity Relations and Its Applications in Automated Map Generalization, PhD Thesis, Haowen Yan, 2010-2014
  33. Automated Extraction of Road Information from Mobile Laser Scanning Data, PhD Thesis, Haiyan Guan, 2011-2013
  34. Remotely Sensed Data Segmentation under a Spatial Statistics Framework, PhD Thesis, Yu Li, 2006-2009
  35. DEM Uncertainty Analysis in Watershed Runoff Modeling, PhD Thesis, Simon Wu, 2004-2008
  36. Characterization of Urban Heat Islands in the Great Toronto Area, MSc thesis, Minjie Wang, 2012-2015
  37. Urban Growth and LULC Change Dynamics Using Landsat Record of Region of Waterloo from 1984 to 2013, MSc Thesis, Anqi Fu, 2012-2014
  38. 3D Reconstruction of 138 kV Power Lines from Airborne LiDAR Data, MSc Thesis, Qing Xiang, 2012-2014
  39. Solar Energy Potential Analysis at Building Scale Using LiDAR and Satellite Data, MSc Thesis, Paula Aguayo, 2011-2013
  40. Sea-Ice Detection from RADARSAT Images by Gamma-based Bilateral Filtering, MSc Thesis, Si Xie, 2010-2013
  41. Random Forests based Method for Urban Land Cover Classification using LiDAR Data and Aerial Imagery, MSc Thesis, Jiao Jin, 2009-2012
  42. Digital Terrain Models Generation from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds Using Multi-scale Terrain Filtering Method. MSc Thesis, Hufeng Chen, 2009-2012
  43. Fuzzy Logic-based Digital Soil Mapping in Laurel Creek Conservation Area, MSc Thesis, Que Ren, 2010-2012
  44. SAR Remote Sensing of Canadian Coastal Waters using Total Variation Optimization Segmentation Approaches, MSc Thesis, Tae-Jung Kwon, 2009-2011
  45. Development of an Oil Spill Emergency Mapping System Using Internet GIS, MSc Thesis, Gary Gomes, 2009-2010
  46. Building Boundary Extraction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds, MES Research Paper, Rui Zheng, 2008-2010
  47. Dark Spot Detection from SAR Intensity Imagery with Spatial Density Thresholding for Oil Spill Monitoring, MSc Thesis, Yuanming Shu, 2008-2010
  48. Monitoring Lake Simcoe Water Quality using Landsat TM Images, MSc Thesis, Xian Guan, 2007-2009
  49. Semi-automatic Road Extraction from High-Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery by RoadModeler, MSc Thesis, Yao Lu, 2007-2009
  50. Use of Topographic LiDAR Point Clouds for Building Reconstruction, Yipeng Yuan, MASc Thesis 2007-2009.
  51. Investigation of Correlation between Remotely Sensed Impervious Surfaces and Chloride Concentrations, MES Thesis, Faranak Amirsalari, 2006-2008
  52. Automated Extraction of Buildings from IKONOS Imagery by Integrating Spectral and Spatial Information, MASc Thesis, Xinming Wang, 2004-2006.
  53. Monitoring Urban Land Cover Changes Using Multi-date Landsat TM Images, MEng Project Report, Memon S, 2005-2006.
  54. Integration of GIS and Orthophoto to Enhance Road-Network Screening, MASc Thesis, Abdalla M, 2004-2006.
  55. The Design and Development of a Web-based GIS Application for Managing Fish Species at Risk in Ontario, MASc Thesis, Haibing Liu, 2003-2005.
  56. 3D Reconstruction of Underground Utilities using Photogrammetric Methods, MASc Thesis, Wensong Hu, 2003-2005
  57. Automatic Extraction of Digital Elevation Models from IKONOS in-track Stereo Images, MASc Thesis, Xu Sun, 2003-2005
  58. GIS-based Hydrological Modeling in the Toronto Region, MEng Project Report, Ruiqiu Li, 2004-2005.
  59. Fuzzy Similarity and its Application to High Resolution Color Remote Sensing Image Processing, MASc Thesis, Yu Li, 2002-2004.
  60. Urban Change Detection and Population Prediction Modeling Using Multitemporal Landsat TM Images, MASc Thesis, Hongmei Zhao, 2002-2004.
  61. Semi-automated Extraction of Urban Road Networks by Geometric Analysis of IKONOS Imagery, MASc Thesis, Haibing Dong, 2001-2003
  62. Prototyping a GIS-based Spatial Decision Support System in a Manufacturing Environment, MASc Thesis, Xiangqian Gao, 2001-2003.
  63. An Integrated Fuzzy-stochastic Modeling Approach for Assessing Air Pollution Risks, MEng Project Report, Hengliang Li, 2001-2002
  64. An Integrated Rainfall-runoff Simulation and Factorial Design Approach for Watershed Systems Modeling under Uncertainty, MEng Project Report, Yun Zou, 2002.