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Dr Kithsiri Perera

Dr Kithsiri Perera
Name Kithsiri Perera
Position Lecturer (Surveying and Spatial Science)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z316A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2543
Extension 2543
Email
Qualifications MEng Chiba , PhD Chiba
Languages Japanese (non accredited translator)
Sinhalese (accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090999 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 080699 )
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 040699 )
  • Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401399 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 460999 )
  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 370999 )
  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience ( 370900 )
  • Information Systems ( 460900 )
  • Geomatic Engineering ( 401300 )

Research interests
Digital image processing of satellite data for land cover and land use mapping.
Catchments area mapping and standardizing the classification scheme.
Visual interpretation of aerial photos.
Graphically effective spatial data visualization for media.
Media contents of natural disasters and significant environmental issues.

Currently teaching courses/programs
GIS4407 WEB BASED GIS
GIS1401 GEOGRAPHIC DATA PRESENTATION
GIS1402 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GIS2901 GIS PRACTICE 1
GIS3406 REMOTE SENSING & IMAGE PROCESSING

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
04 Years

Research most recent
Perera L. K., Tsuchiya K. (2009), Experiment for Mapping Land Cover and It's Change in South-eastern Sri Lanka Utilizing 250m Resolution MODIS Imageries, Waiting for proof reading, to be published in Advances in Space Research (by Elsevier).

Perera, L. K., Pathirana A (2006), The role of MODIS data in visualizing flood disaster information for Mass Media, Asian journal of Geoinformatics, Vol. 6 No. 3, July,2006

Perera, L. K., Furuya, H.(2006): Leyte disaster, background and some clues to upgrade disaster mitigation plans, Asian journal of Geoinformatics Vol. 6, No 2, April 2006, pp 23-28


Research most notable
Perera L. K., Tsuchiya K. (2009), Experiment for Mapping Land Cover and It's Change in South-eastern Sri Lanka Utilizing 250m Resolution MODIS Imageries, Waiting for proof reading, to be published in Advances in Space Research (by Elsevier).

Perera L. K. and Tateishi R.(1995): Do remote sensing and GIS have a practical applicability in developing countries ? (Including some Sri Lankan experiences). Int. Journal of Remote Sensing. Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, 1, 18-35

Perera, L. K., Tsuchiya, K., Toyota, H.(1992): Identification of Forest Cover Changes by Landsat MSS Data and Environmental Effects of such changes in Central South Sri Lanka. Journal of Geography, Tokyo Geographical Society, Vol.101,No.4,307-317

Land Cover map of SEQ at 10m resolution using SPOT satellite data. 2007-2008


Publications in ePrints

Perera, Kithsiri and Tateishi, Ryutaro and Akihiko, Kondho and Herath, Srikantha (2021) A Combined Approach of Remote Sensing, GIS, and Social Media to Create and Disseminate Bushfire Warning Contents to Rural Australia. Earth, 2 (4). pp. 715-730.

Perera, Kithsiri and Tateishi, Ryutaro and Goh, Steven (2019) Why civil engineers need education of GIS and remote sensing in developing countries? In: 2019 Education Research in Law and Engineering Symposium (ELERS 2019), 30 Sept 2019, Toowoomba, Australia.

Perera, Kithsiri and Tateishi, Ryutaro and Herath, Srikantha (2017) Application of remote sensing and social media to mitigate bushfire threat in regional Australia. In: 2017 Australian Regional Development Conference: Regional Development in a Changing World, 11-12 sept 2017, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.

Perera, Kithsiri and Tateishi, Ryutaro and Herath, Srikantha (2015) Assisting mitigation of bushfire threat in regional Australia through MODIS imagery based media GIS. In: 23rd CEReS International Symposium, the 18th Symposium on Environment Remote Sensing, the 3rd Symposium on Microsatellites for Remote Sensing 2015, 1-2 Dec 2015, Chiba, Japan.

Pathirana, Sumith and Perera, Kithsiri and Sanaa, Hobeichi (2015) Impact of climate change on water resources in MENA countries: an assessment of temporal changes of land cover/land use and water resources using multi-temporal MODIS and Landsat data and GIS techniques. In: International Symposium on Remote Sensing (ISRS 2015), 22-24 April 2015, Tainan, Taiwan.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090999 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 080699 )
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 040699 )
  • Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401399 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 460999 )
  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 370999 )
  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience ( 370900 )
  • Information Systems ( 460900 )
  • Geomatic Engineering ( 401300 )