Dr Hedieh Alvan is the GIS Consultant for Esri Canada and is involved in development and maintenance of spatial-based tools and databases. Hedieh has over 10 years of experience in GIS-based solutions, development and spatial data manipulation. Previously, as a researcher at university, Hedieh used satellite images and terrestrial data to study the possibility of monitoring earthquake-related precursors on, above and under the earth’s surface which resulted in several publications in well-known ISI journals. Hedieh has also more than three years of experience in LiDAR data extraction and modelling for accurate survey of buildings and change detection of man-made structures which can be used for urban management purposes.
With an engineering background (BSc and MSc) and a PhD in GIS and Remote Sensing, as well as experience in coding and mathematical/geospatial modeling, Hedieh combines the newest methods and findings to identify the best solutions.