University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences


The Open-Source Geospatial Research lab was established late 2011 following the MoU signed between International Cartographic Association (ICA) and OSGEO foundation. It was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and is playing its active role in promoting the similar establishment in the region.


  • Researches on development and deployment of open-source geospatial resources in various applications.
  • Develop open-source geospatial material for education and training.
  • Promote open-source geospatial technologies applications in Malaysia and the region.

Current projects

  • Deployment of OSGEO tools in teaching and learning (on-going, School of Geography, UNMC)
  • Remote sensing image understanding services on cloud-computing platform (on-going, MOE)
  • Remote sensing data synergy for monitoring large-scale construction projects (on-going, MOSTI)
  • Terra SAR-X for monitoring large-scale construction projects (on-going, DLR)
  • Crowd-sourcing interactive quality data assessment (on-going, CFFRC)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) intercropping mapping (on-going, CFFRC)
  • Urban growth monitoring with multi-scale remote sensing approach (completed, Faculty of Science, UNMC)
  • Multi-scale remote sensing disaster recovery monitoring (completed, GeoGRID, Japan)


  • Dr. Tuong-Thuy Vu
  • Dr. Tomas Maul
  • Dr. Salvatore Virdis
  • Dr. Ebrahim Jahanshiri
  • Huynh Chi Dai (PhD candidate)
  • Darshana Wickramasinghe (PhD candidate)
  • Moataz Ahmed (PhD candidate)
  • Phan Kien Tuong (PhD candidate)
  • Ali Behnam-Manesh (MPhil candidate)


School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences

University of Nottingham
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8018

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