Category Archives: Remote Sensing/Geospatial

Mississippi Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Revival: NCITEC Project Background

USDOT UTC Funded Research Projects, 2012-2015:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Revival study is one of several research projects directed by Professor W. Uddin as a part of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) projects.



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Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013

Public Infrastructure Asset Management: 2013 McGraw-Hill Book Provides The Latest Tools and Techniques for Managing Infrastructure Assets. Continue reading Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices, Infrastructure Asset Management, and Disasters Impacts. Continue reading Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

Katrina changed everything: New software predicts how flood water will spread

All over the country, millions of Americans still live behind dams or levees, and if these were to fail and unleash catastrophic flooding, as some did in New Orleans in 2005, property and life might once again pay the price. Now there is some remarkable software to help swiftly predict how the water will spread. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster NewsView original post. April 18, 2012. Dr. Uddin's note: University of Mississippi NCCHE's Dr. Mustafa Altinakr and colleagues are the developers of the flood mapping software featured in this DHS story.

Volcanoes sound-off on the life-cycles of eruptions

Volcanoes emit a broad spectrum of sonic energy. In the case of basaltic eruptions, most of that acoustical energy in the infrasound range. A new study reveals that this low-frequency sound can give scientists an enhanced understanding of the behavior of volcanoes and a tool to monitor the lifecycles of their eruptions. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. May 8, 2012.

Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention

Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention and Mitigation. This is third report on my post-flood visit to Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading Thailand’s Post-Flood Seminar: Lessons Learned from 2011 Great Flood Disaster and Future Directions for Flood Prevention

CASE STUDY: NAS/USAID Geospatial Assessment Study for Floods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity

Geospatial Assessment of Flood Disaster Impacts and Mitigation Planning – Superfloods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity:
This geospatial study was conducted as a continuation of the Geographical Information System (GIS) applications that Dr. Uddin has been developing for the Pakistan transportation project which was funded on the US-side by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2007-2010. Continue reading CASE STUDY: NAS/USAID Geospatial Assessment Study for Floods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity

USAID Transportation Management Project – Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area, Pakistan Using Geospatial Analysis

Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area and Disaster Impact Assessment Using Geospatial Analysis and GIS Mapping, Pakistan-USAID Transportation Management Project.
This coastal disaster simulation study was conducted as a part of the transportation management project for the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan which was funded on the US-side by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2007-2010. Continue reading USAID Transportation Management Project – Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area, Pakistan Using Geospatial Analysis