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     Date Submitted:03-03-2021
     Last Modified:03-03-2021 (02:47)
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     Current job:GIS & Remote Sensing Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGIS Analyst,Remote Sensing, Data Analyst, Developer

    career summary
    Energetic Data Analyst, Developer and GIS & Remote Sensing professional with 4+ years’ experience, developed robust code for high-volume businesses and analytics. Automated work flows of TPL Maps by more than 50%. Implemented multiple innovative ideas to enrich data quality and quantity. An enthusiastic team player and deep creative thinker, always looking forward to take new challenges.


    2012-2016        National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
            Institute of Geographical Information System (IGIS), MS (GIS & Remote Sensing)

    2006-2010        National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST), Islamabad, Pakistan
            Computer Sciences Department, BS (Computer Science)



        Jan.2020- Now                Researcher in “Advanced Information Systems Laboratory” (
        • Involve in the research regarding the usage of Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) for collecting tourist’s sentimental data, and developing application for the same using Open Source technologies and OGC standards for in-field validation and patterns analysis.

    Nov.2016- Sept.2019            Senior GIS Analyst in “TPL Maps” (
        • Contributed to preprocessing, standardization, analytics, and validation of vector/raster data.
        • Actively developed web solutions and plugins by leveraging Python based technologies.
        • Assisted other teams in Machine Learning, data analytics and QA/QC.

    Jan.2015- Apr.2015            GIS Supervisor in “The Urban Unit” (Project based 3 months contract) 
        • Accelerated mapping of cadastral data by efficient workflows and tools, administered teams for surveying and validation of the regions and generated built-up property maps.

    Oct.2010- Sept.2011            Programmer in “Komatsu Pakistan soft.” 
        • Performed software development and unit testing, and modernized products using Visual C#, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript and Microsoft VS2008.

    Applications/ Languages    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, QGIS, GRASS, ERDASS, ArcGIS, Elasticsearch, OGR/ GDAL, Data Analytics (Python), AWS, GIT, Machine Learning, Web Development (Django), Docker, SQL, HTML/ CSS, & Linux shell scripts
    Soft Skills            Teamwork, Adaptability, Self-learner, Flexible, Time Management
    Languages            English (Professional), Urdu (Native), Spanish (Beginner Level)


    A research based web-mapping application based on Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) for capturing tourist’s sentiments data in an innovative way. 
        • Tools Used: Python Django, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Open Layers, Docker
            Geo-CMS Web Portal        
    It is in-house web portal, being used for the management & supervision of spatial data gathered by in-field surveyors. Portal is also used for the future tasks planning of surveyors based on spatial analytics. 
        • Tools Used: Python Django, PostgreSQL (PostGIS), Leaflet Maps, Bootstrap

            TPL Maps Data handling & Analytics        
    Pakistan’s first digital mapping website having 2D, 3D maps and navigation services. I am part of the team responsible for the gathering, cleansing, processing and analytics of the data (Road/rail network, POIs, Scale data etc.) 
        • Tools Used: Python, PostgreSQL (PostGIS), QGIS.

            Surveying and mapping of G-14 Islamabad                
    We surveyed the G14 sector of Islamabad under “The Urban Unit” in order to keep track record and make maps of the built up area for the future development & planning of that sector by Capital Development Authority (CDA). 
        • Tools Used: ArcGIS 10.2, Microsoft Office 2013.

            GSPC (Graphical Solution Parts Content) Web            
    Web based solution portal of parts, lists, details and images of different machinery for the client and staff viewing. It also incorporated the functionality of Basket, Memos, Bookmarks, Search, Backup and customization features.
        • Tools Used: Visual Studio 2008, XML, ASP.Net, JavaScript, CSS, Html, AJAX.



            MS Thesis titled “Habitat assessment and suitability indexing of Ramsar sites in Pakistan for seasonal migratory birds”            
    Studied deteriorating Pakistani Ramsar habitats in the wake of decreasing migratory birds. Used Landsat imagery, precipitation and ancillary climatic data, usually in netCDF format, for temporal change study and Habitat Suitability Indexing (HSI). 
        • Tools Used: ArcGIS, GDAL, QGIS

            Geo-spatial analysis of Islamabad CNG Stations and their impact on gas pressure            
    Our team worked on geo-spatial analysis of CNG stations for the first time. OGRA and other government departments have the manual database of CNG stations but no such analysis has been carried out before focusing on impact of the CNG stations on gas pressure issue.
        • Tools Used: ArcGIS Desktop 9.1, MS Access

            Ultrasound M-CAD                            
    It was an automated system which transmits ultrasound images to the radiologist from anywhere via internet. Doctor could analyze images of the patient and give feedback-using PDA. Doctors were informed about critical patients via SMS. Record of all the patients was stored in the server-side database.
        • Tools Used:  JAVA, Matlab, JSP, MySQL 


    08/2019    (Coursera) Geospatial and Environmental Analysis by University of California, Davis
    08/2019     (Coursera) Machine Learning with Python by IBM
    06/2019     (Coursera) Spatial Data Science and Applications by Yonsei University
    05/2019    (ESRI) Earth Imagery at Work
    05/ 2018     Python for Everyone (ESRI)
    07/2015    (MOOC) Introduction to Geographical Information System. Canvas (University of West Florida)
    12/2012    Basics of Python for ArcGIS 10. (ESRI)


        • Our team got 4th Position in ACM Software Project Competition 2010 at FAST-NU.
        • Won “Best Advertising Award” for the marketing project in marketing Mavrels’08 at FAST-NU.
        • Member of the project "Remote Patient Monitoring System" of Next Generation Intelligent Networks Research Center (NexGIN RC) which was among the winners, out of 612 submissions from 102 different countries, of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)

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