IP3 Expert

(GIS application, Urban Planning, Disaster Management)


MURP & BURP, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET),
MBIP (509), Professional Urban Planner


Mr. Md. Esraz-Ul-Zannatis a specialist majoring in the field of GIS & Remote Sensing (RS) applications especially in the water sector that covers water resources planning and management, disaster management, etc. He is professionally an urban planner and did his post-graduation and graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 2012 and 2007 consecutively. He has started career immediately after graduation and achieved more than seven years of experience.More than 7 years’ experience as a GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist and Analyst and an Urban Planner, Land Use Planner as well.
He has teaching experience as an adjunct faculty of ASA University under the programme of Master of Public Health in the subject of Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Public Health. He was trained at home both with local and overseas faculties on Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, Basic Training on AutoCad Civil 3D & AutoCad Map 3D, Urban growth modelling using Dinamica etc. He Imparted training on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, both to the local and overseas faculties, to the staff of the Institute of Water Modelling as regular routine HRD programme and to the different organizations of Bangladesh. He carried out my master’s research titled A Study on Land Use Policies of Khulna Structure Plan 2000-2020 in the Light of Climate Change Induced Flood Scenario which is associated with climate change, land use, damage assessment, land use policies etc. He has been working under various projects with different assignments including maintaining the survey data to produce high quality outputs, preparation of associated data bank, producing location maps,contour maps, Digital Elevation Model, Geo rectification & classification of Satellite Images and other GIS & RS related activities. He has extensive knowledge of working with GIS tools and software like ArcGIS 10 and 10.1, ERDAS Imagine, AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D, Dinamica etc. He wished to explore different software for upcoming tasks when it requires.

Expertize Area:

GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry and its applications in urban and regional planning, disaster management, water and environment, climate change and training expertise as well.

Institutional Affiliation:

Assistant Professor
Department of Urban & Regional Planning (URP)
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)

Research Interest:

GIS, Remote Sensing Applications in Disaster Management and Risk Reduction, Water and Environment, Climate Change, Urban Planning and development


(A) Technical Papers in the Referred Journals:
1. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. & Haque, M. (2014). Geospatial Data Collection using Smartphone: ODK as an Open Source Solution, Journal of Bangladesh Society of Geoinformatics, Bangladesh Society of Geoinformatics (BSGi), Dhaka, v 1, 67 – 72.

2. M.S., Islam, A.J. Adeloye, M.A. Fazal L.C. Beevers, and M. Esraz-Ul-Zannat (2013) The Role of Major Ion Chemistry and Associated Hydrogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh, paper submitted to the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
3. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. & Mortoja, M. (2010). An Approach to Identify the Regional Imbalances of Socio-Economic Facilities: A Case Study of Narsingdi District, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Dhaka, v 3, 143 – 152. (ISSN 2075-9363)
4. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. & Rahman, S. (2009). Impact of Roadside Commercialization on Transportation Performance: A Case for Satmosjid Road, Dhaka, Nagar Shoilee, v 4, pp69 – 76. (ISBN 978-984-33-0128-4)

(B) Technical Papers in the Proceedings:
1. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M., Hoque, S. (2014). Residential Property Valuation using GIS Approach. Presented in the ADB-SANEM Conference on Linking Financial Sector to the Real Economy, Westin Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka, 03 November, 2014

2. Islam, M. S., Adeloye, A. J., Fazal, M. A. and Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. (2014). Predicting Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations in Bangladesh Using a General Regression Neural Network Model. Proceedings of the Infrastructure and Environment Scotland 2nd Postgraduate Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 02 September 2014, pp39–44. ISBN: 978-0-9557497-7-3
3. Rahman, M. M., Syeed, T. and Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. (2013). Urban Inundation and Health Aspects: Dhaka issue. Presented in the JSPS-AASPP/GRENE Joint International Symposium on Water and Health in Urban Area, Park View Hotel, Hue, Vietnam, 15-17 December, 2013
4. Islam, M. S., Adeloye, A. J., Beevers, L. C., Fazal, M.A. and Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. (2013). Identification of major ion chemistry and associated hydrogeochemical processes in the groundwater environment in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Infrastructure and Environment Scotland 1st Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, UK, June 2013, pp27–32. ISBN: 978-0-9565951-2-6

(C) Published Book:
1. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M., Mortoja, G. & Ashrafuzzaman, M. (2011), An Approach to Regional Growth Analysis: Regional Disparities in the Light of Socio-Economic Facilities in Narsingdi District of Bangladesh, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany

2. Esraz-Ul-Zannat, M. (2014), Vulnerability Assessment & Damage Quantification In The Light Of Climate Change Induced Flood Scenario To Investigate The Land Use Policies Of Khulna Structure Plan 2000-2020, Bangladesh: A GIS Based Approach, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-8484-9038-7