Publications - Digital Geo

Digital Geo

Geographic Data Science - with a HINT of nerdom

Publications






Below is a list of some of my research to date. Some of these have already been published while others are currently under review. You can also find my published work on Google ScholarResearchGate and Academia. As papers become accepted into journals and conferences, and as new projects come on stream, I'll be featuring these on my blog. Drop me a line if you encounter any issues downloading these papers, or if you'd like to discuss the contents of these papers or other similar research.

Refereed Journals Articles
  1. Haack, B.N., Mahabir, R. 2019. Optical and Radar Data Analysis for Land Use Land Cover Mapping in Peru. Remote Sensing of Land  (pdf)
  2. Mahabir, R., Agouris, P., Stefanidis, A, Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T. 2018. Detecting and Mapping Slums using Open Data: A Case Study in Kenya. International Journal of Digital Earth  (pdf)
  3. Mahabir, R., Croitoru, C., Crooks, A.T., Agouris, P, Stefanidis, A. 2018. News Coverage, Digital Activism, and Geographical Saliency: A Case Study of Refugee Camps and Volunteered Geographical Information. PLoS ONE 13(11):e0206825 (pdf)
  4. Seetahal, J. F. R., Vokaty, A., Hinds, A., Mahabir. R., Adesiyun, A. A., Rupprecht, C.E., Carrington, C.V.F. 2018. Of Bats and Livestock: The Epidemiology of Rabies in Trinidad, West Indies. Veterinary Microbiology 222(2019): 93-100 (pdf)
  5. Hassan, S. and Mahabir, R. 2018. Urban Slums and Fertility Rate Differentials. Population Review 57(2):47-75 (pdf)
  6. Mahabir, R., Croitoru, C., Crooks, A.T., Agouris, P, Stefanidis, A. 2018. A Critical Review of High and Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Approaches for Detecting and Mapping Slums: Trend, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities. Urban Science 2(1):8 (pdf)
  7. Haack, B.N. and Mahabir, R. 2018. Relative value of radar and optical data for land cover/use mapping: Peru example. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion 9(1) (pdf)
  8. Seetahal, J. F. R., Vokaty, A., Carrington, C.V.F., Adesiyun, A.A., Mahabir, R., Hinds, A., Rupprecht, C.E., 2017. Prevention and Control of Bat-transmitted Paralytic Rabies in Trinidad: Past and Present Perspectives. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2(3): pps 16 (pdf)
  9. Idol, T., B.N. Haack and Mahabir, R. 2017. Radar speckle reduction and derived texture measures for land cover/use classification: A case study. Geocarto International. 32(1): 1-12 (pdf)
  10. Haack, B.N., Mahabir, R. Separability analysis of integrated spaceborne radar and optical data: Sudan case study. Journal of Remote Sensing Technology. 5(1): 10-21(pdf)
  11. Mahabir, R., Stefanidis, A., Croitoru, C., Crooks, A.T., Agouris, P. 2016. Authoritative and Volunteered Geographical Information in a Developing Country: A Comparative Case Study of Road Datasets in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Geo-Information. 6(1):24 (pdf)
  12. Crooks, AT., A. Croitoru, A. Jenkins, R. Mahabir, P. Agouris and A. Stefanidis. User-Generated Big Data and Urban Morphology. Journal of Built Environment (pdf)
  13. Mahabir, R., AT. Crooks, A. Croitoru and P. Agouris. 2016. The study of slums as social and physical constructs: Challenges and emerging research opportunities. Regional Science Regional Studies. 3(1): 737-757. (pdf
  14. Mahabir, R. 2016. Coral Reefs: Challenges, Opportunities and Evolutionary Strategies for Surviving Climate Change in the Caribbean. Journal of Mason Graduate Research. 3(2): 71-96. (pdf
  15. Idol, T., B.N. Haack and R. Mahabir. 2015. Radar speckle reduction and derived texture measures for land cover/use classification: A case study. Geocarto. pps. 12. (pdf
  16. Idol, T., B.N. Haack and R. Mahabir. 2015. An evaluation of Radarsat-2 individual and combined image dates for land use/ cover mapping. Geocarto. (pdf). 
  17. Idol, T., B.N. Haack and R. Mahabir. 2015. Comparison and integration of spaceborne optical and radar data for mapping in Sudan. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 36(6): 1551-1569. (pdf
  18. Idol, T., B.N. Haack and R. Mahabir. 2015. Radar and optical remote sensing data evaluation and fusion; a case study for Washington DC, USA. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion. Published online at 6(2): 138-154 (pdf
  19. Mahabir, R., K. Gonzales and J. Silk. 2015. VDIS: A system for morphological detection and identification of vehicles in RGB images. Journal of Mason Graduate Research. 2(2): 83-96 (pdf
  20. Sharma, K., R. Mahabir. K.M. Curtin, J.M. Sutherland, J.B. Agard and D.D. Chadee. 2014. Exploratory space-time analysis of dengue incidence in Trinidad: A restropective study using travel hubs as dispersal points, 1998 to 2004. Parasites and Vectors. 7(1): 1-11 (pdf
  21. Haack, B.N., R. Mahabir and J. Kerkering. 2015. Remote sensing-derived national land cover land use maps: A comparison for Malawi. Geocarto. 30(3): 270-292 (pdf
  22. Mahabir, R., D.W. Severson and D.D. Chadee. 2012. Impact of road networks on the distribution of Dengue fever cases in Trinidad, West Indies. Acta Tropica. 123(3): 178-183 (pdf
  23. Chadee, D.D., R. Mahabir and J.M. Sutherland. 2012. Dengue Fever Epidemiology and Control in the Caribbean: A Status Report. Caribbean Medical Journal. 74(2): 17-21 (pdf
  24. Mungrue, K. and R. Mahabir. 2011. The Rabies Epidemic in Trinidad of 1923 to 1937: An Evaluation with a Geographic Information System. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 22(1): 28-36 (pdf
  25. Al-Tahir, R. T. Richardson and R. Mahabir. 2009. Advancing the use of Earth Observation Systems for the assessment of sustainable development. Journal of West Indian Engineering, Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago, 38 (6): 6-15 (pdf

Conference Papers
Peer reviewed
  • Mahabir, R. and R. Shrestha. 2015. Climate change and forest management. Adaptation of geospatial technologies. Fourth International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics. 20-24 July, Istanbul, Turkey, IEEE, 209 - 214 (pdf
  • Shrestha, R., R. Mahabir and L. Di. 2013. Healthy food accessibility and obesity: Case study of Pennsylvania, USA. Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics. 12-16 August, Virginia, USA, IEEE, 329-333 (pdf
  • Mahabir, R. and R. Al-Tahir. 2010. The Role of Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Management of Land Degradation in Small Tropical Caribbean Islands. In: Proceedings of GSDI’s 10th International Conference, 25–28 February, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (pdf) 
Non-Peer reviewed

  • Mahabir, R., Crooks, AT., Agouris P., Stefanidis, A. and Croitoru, A. 2016. Challenges and Opportunities of Mapping and Modeling Slums in a Digital Big Data Era: From Contextualization to Conceptualization. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. 29 March – 2 April, San Francisco, California.
  • Mahabir, R., Agouris P., Stefanidis, A., Croitoru, A and Crooks, AT. 2016. #Slums as a Big Data Issue. American Association of Geographers Mid Atlantic Meeting. 18 – 19 November, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Mahabir, R., Agouris P., Stefanidis, A., Croitoru, A and Crooks, AT. 2015. Slum detection and mapping. A synthesis of methods, challenges and opportunities for supporting improved population monitoring. Annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. 21-25 April, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Mahabir, R. and Agouris P. 2015. A Conceptual Model for Reducing the Impact of Slums. George Mason University Graduate Conference. 20 March, George Mason University, Farifax, Virginia.
  • Mahabir, R. 2013. Exploratory Space-Time Analysis of Dengue Incidence in Trinidad: A retrospective study, 1998-2004. Applied Geography Conference. October 30 - 1 November, Annapolis, Maryland. 
  • Mahabir, R and Chadee, D. 2010. Impact of road networks on the distribution of dengue fever cases in Trinidad, West Indies. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 59th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, 3-7 November.
  • Al-Tahir, R. and Mahabir, R. 2006. Geo-images in Combating Land Degradation in the Caribbean: Opportunities and Challenges, In: URISA’s 3rd annual Caribbean Conference Proceedings, October 30 – November 2, Bahamas 


Book Chapters

  • Al-Tahir, R., I. Saeed and R. Mahabir. 2014. Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies in Flood Risk Management. In Flooding and Climate Change: Sectorial Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for the Caribbean Region. Edited by D.D. Chadee, J.M. Sutherland and J.B. Agard. Chapter 8. Nova Publishers (pdf

Book Reviews

  • Arsanjani, J.J., Zipf, A., Mooney, P. and Helbich, M. (eds.), OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, research and applications. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2015; 324 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-14279-1 (Hardcover), Environment and Planning B, 0(0): 1–3. (pdf) 

In the media

  • Mahabir, R., Croitoru, C., Crooks, A.T., Agouris, P, Stefanidis, A. 2018. A Critical Review of High and Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Approaches for Detecting and Mapping Slums: Trend, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities. Urban Science 2(1) – Front cover of journal. Available online at: http://www.mdpi.com/2413-8851/2/1 
  • Mahabir, R. and Crooks, A.T. 2018 Mapping and Monitoring of Slums in 5 Steps: DDMAM. GIM International. Available online at: https://www.gim-international.com/content/article/mapping-and-monitoring-of-slums-in-5-steps  
  • Black Holes No More: The Emergence of Volunteer Geographic Information. GisLounge: http://www.gislounge.com/black-holes-no-more-the-emergence-of-volunteer-geographic-information/ (pdf