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Raid Al-Tahir
Adjunct Professor


Raid Al-Tahir holds an MS. and PhD. in Geodetic Sciences from The Ohio State University (USA) specializing in Digital Photogrammetry. He is a Senior Lecturer (=Associate Professor) at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago). At UWI, he has taught courses in Photogrammetry, Digital Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial (Statistical) Analysis and Modeling. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick.

His current research interests include spatial data collection and quantitative analysis and modeling using geo-spatial images, Lidar, and Geographic Information System to address issues related to land cover dynamics with implications for environmental degradation and natural resource management. His research has been published in refereed journals and proceedings and has been presented at international conferences.


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Research Interests

The broader theme for research is Environmental Geoinformatics to address issues and applications that demand temporal and spatial data collection (aerial and satellite images, and Lidar) and analysis (GIS), such as:

The current focus is in developing effective approaches for extracting information from high-resolution images and the use of Lidar and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for extracting different spatial data.

Selected Recent Publications