Dr Muhammad Atif Butt

Dr Muhammad Atif Butt

Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD Space Science (GIS & RS Major) (University of the Punjab)
PhD Geomatics Engineering (Equivalency) (College of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
PhD Civil Engineering (GeoInformatics) (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)
Master of Geomatics Engineering/Civil Engineering (Applied Sc. GIS Major) (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)
Master Degree (Software Engineering and Web Development) (University of Management Technology (UMT/Hamdard University))
Master Degree (Information Technology) (Grace Institute, Lahore, Pakistan)
Master Degree (Marketing & Business Education) (University of the Punjab)

Dr Muhammad Atif Butt has 19 years of professional experience, 18 years experience of research and teaching, 17 years of experience in software engineering 16 years experience in project management and is currently working in four universities of Pakistan in which two are Public Sector Universities.

Expertise in Computer Science:

  • Programming Languages
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object-oriented Programming Languages
  • Object-oriented Unified Modelling
  • Software Project Management
  • DBMS/SDBMS/Oracle
  • Business Technology Management
  • Database Modelling and Design
  • Software Usability Testing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Open Source Development and Integration
  • Software Design and Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods for Software Engineering

Expertise in Geomatics Engineering:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing (RS)
  • Public Participation GIS
  • Collaborative Participatory GIS
  • GIS-based Planning & Management Workflows
  • Web GIS
  • Real-time and collaborative GIS
  • Geospatial database management

Expertise in Advance Geography Techniques:

  • Land Information Management
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Disaster Management
  • GIS in Urban Planning

Expertise in Teaching/Research Methodology:

  • Research, Teaching, Training & Consulting
  • Curriculum Development/Implementation
  • R & D (GIS/RS/CS Technologies & Strategies)
  • Student Services/ Special Events Planning
  • Research Methodology
  • Interactive Teaching Methodology

He specializes in DBMS, Database Modeling, Spatial DBMS, Software Design and Development, Software Usability Testing, Software Engineering, Object-oriented Unified Modelling, Open Source Development and Integration, GIS, Remote Sensing, Internet Computing Technologies, WebGIS, PGIS and Real-time Collaborative GIS.

Worked in Public Sector Company Job from 2012- 2017: He has also worked as Senior WebGIS/GIS/RS development Specialist at The Urban Unit, the Planning and Development Department, Govt. of Punjab from 2012-2017.

Currently working and running (privately) his own software development house in Lahore, Pakistan. He developed all IT, GIS, Non-GIS software, Web design and offer software building blocks/design and development services to businesses of all sizes around the world, ultimately improving their bottom line by designing creative solutions to their business problems.

Dr Atif is certified as an Oracle Certified Professional DBA in 2002, currently enhancing his skills and learning expertise in Databases. For example, DBMS to spatial DBMS using Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, Big Data using Hadoop, etc.

Dr Atif is supervising students in their research projects and thesis from undergraduate to PhD level.

Research Interests: 

Planning and management, disaster management and emergency response related techniques i.e., Web-based Real-time and collaborative geographical information systems for emergency management.

Publications:

2018 (In Review and Accepted)

  • Muhammad A Butt, Syed Amer Mahmood, A Khalid, K Waheed (2018) SPATIO-TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS OVER SOUTH ASIAN REGION USING GIS TECHNIQUES. Applied Geomatics 2018 (in Review)
  • Muhammad A Butt, R Nawaz, Syed Amer Mahmood (2018) Evaluating the impacts of contaminated ground water on human health by using GIS, A Case Study of District Chiniot. Applied Geomatics 2018 (in Review)
  • Muhammad Atif Butt, N Shafique, Syed Amer Mahmood (2018). Implications of Population Growth and Urbanization on Environment and Modelling Land use Patterns of Urban Sprawl using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case study of Lahore. Applied Geomatics 2018 (in Review)
  • Muhammad A Butt, S Rehman, Syed Amer Mahmood (2018) Impact of Sugarcane Industry on Water and its Effects: A Case Study, Tehsil Bhowana (Chiniot) Pakistan. Applied Geomatics 2018 (in Review)
  • Muhammad Atif Butt, Atif Ali, Summayia Anwar, S. A Mahmood, Rashid Mahmood (2018) IMPACTS OF VARIABILITY OF RAINFALL ON RICE PRODUCTION IN SHEIKHUPURA DISTRICT. Journal of Geographic Information System 2018, in Review
  • S Ijaz, M Atif Butt, Q Hamid, S Aslam, A Nazir, A Ali, H Ijaz, B Ijaz, M A Riaz (2018) Flood frequency analysis of Chenab River for predicting peak flows during late monsoon period. Advances in Remote Sensing 2018. In Review
  • Butt, M., Mahmood A, Rashid F, & S. Li (2018). Co-PPGIS: A REAL-TIME PARTICIPATORY SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOL IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT Applied Geomatics, in Review.
  • Butt, M., Mahmood A, & S. Li (2018). Architectural Design and Prototyping of CoPPGIS – a Groupware-based Online Synchronous Collaborative PPGIS to Support Municipality Management Workflows. Advances in Remote Sensing, accepted.
  • Butt, M., Mahmood A, & S. Li (2018). Usability Evaluation of GIS-enabled real time integrated e-meeting system (GRIES): Preparedness for emergency response to upcoming disaster risk reduction. In review.
  • Butt M.A., Mahmood A (2018) Mineral Rights Management by using GIS Technique. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In Press
  • Javed A., Butt M.A., Mahmood A. (2018) GIS-based mapping of distribution pattern of Dengue; A Case Study of Lahore District, Pakistan. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In review
  • Butt M.A., Atif A., Mahmood A. (2018) Analysis and design of online Web GIS-based Railway Assets Management System. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In review
  • Butt M.A., Jia N., Mahmood A. (2018) Development of a Web GIS-based Saaf-Pani Assets Management System. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Accepted
  • Butt M.A., Jia N., Mahmood A. (2018) Towards a GIS-based LRMIS- Land Record Management Information System: A case of district Lodhran, Pakistan. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In review
  • Butt M.A., Jia N., Mahmood A. (2018) Analysis and Design of Web GIS-based Participatory System for Water and Sanitation Agency, Lahore, Pakistan. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In Review

In Press 2018

  • Atif A., Butt M.A., Javed A., Mahmood A. S (2018) Spatio- temporal study of population and urban growth in Multan using optical remote sensing and GIS. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. In Press
  • A Ali, Muhammad Atif Butt, A Khalid, S. A Mahmood, F Akmal, S Khan, M Luqman (2018) Towards a remote sensing and GIS-based Technique to Study population and urban growth: A Case Study of Multan. Journal of Geographic Information System 2018, in Review.
  • Muhammad Atif Butt, A Ali, R Elahi, S. A Mahmood, R Mahmood (2018) Towards Foreign Tourist at Heritage Sites using GIS: A Case Study of Lahore. Journal of Geographic Information System 2018, in Review
  • Muhammad Atif Butt, A Ali, M Rehman, S. A Mahmood, R Mahmood (2018) Web GIS-BASED TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF CLIMATIC FACTORS IMPACTING HEAT STROKE IN KARACHI. Journal of Geographic Information System 2018, in Review.

Printed in 2018

  • Atif Ali, Anam Khalid, Muhammad Atif Butt, Rashid Mehmood, Syed Amer Mahmood, Javed Sami, Jahanzeb Qureshi, Kashif Shafique, Asdullah Khan Ghalib, Rizwan Waheed, Farhan Ali, Rais Mukhtar, Muhammad Azhar (2018). Towards a Remote Sensing and GIS-Based Technique to Study Population and Urban Growth: A Case Study of Multan. Advances in Remote Sensing 2018
  • Ali Imam Mirza, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Tabasam Jamal, Syed Shehzad Hassan, Muhammad A. Butt, Atif Ali, Hafsa Batool, Rashid Mahmood, Attia Naz, Azam Sohail, Imran Saddique Kaukab, Sana Alvi, Javed Ahmad, Safeer Ali, Muneeb Aamir, Azeem Akhtar, Arshad Javed (2018). Environmental Assessment and Analysis of Chemical Properties of Drinking Water Using Geo-Spatial Technologies: Examples from Lahore Metropolitan. Advances in Remote Sensing 2018
  • Butt, M., Mehmood A, & S. Li. (2018) GEOWEBEX: An Open Source Online System for Synchronous Collaboration on Geographic Information Applied Geomatics, in press DOI: 10.1007/s12518-018-0204-8.
  • S M H Raza, S. A Mahmood, Muhammad A. Butt, Jamal T, Naseer S, Imran S Kaukab, Kashif N, Sana A, Javed A, Asif H, Atif Ali, Azeem A, Rashid Mahmood and Hafsah B (2018). Deforestation In Murree And Its Impact Assessment Using Remote Sensing And GIS Techniques. Advances in Remote Sensing 2018
  • Atif A, Butt.M.A., Mahmood S.A, J. Qureshi, G. Jaffer,  M. Kashif Nazir, R. Mehmood, J. Najeeb (2018) Towards the Project Management Practices in Organizations: A Case Study of Public Sector Project Management in Pakistan. International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Management Research 2018.

Printed in 2017

  • Raza S.M.H., Mehmood A., Batool H., Alvi, S., Waseem F., Jamal T.J., and Butt. M. A. (2017) Temperature based Spatiotemporal Growth Monitoring of Rice Plant From Germination-Ripening Stage using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques Advances in Remote Sensing 2017
  • Mehmood, R., Butt, M.A., Mahmood, S.A. and Ali, F. (2017) Appraisal of Urban Heat Island and Its Impacts on Environment Using Landsat TM in Peshawar, Pakistan. Advances in Remote Sensing, 6, 192-200. https://doi.org/10.4236/ars.2017.63014
  • Muhammad Asad, Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Farhan Ali, Rashid Mehmood, Muhammd Atif Butt, Sana Rathore Use Of Remote Sensing For Urban Impervious Surfaces: A Case Study Of Lahore (2017) International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEAS) Volume-4, Issue-8, 86-92. https://www.ijeas.org/download_data/IJEAS0408045.pdfuu

Printed in 2016

  • Azeem A., Butt M.A “Assessment of Urban Heat Island (UHI) using Remote Sensing and GIS.” Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research Vol 16(2) (2016).
  • Najeeb J., Butt M.A. and Siddiqua A. (2016) Recent Catalytic Applications of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) [p(NIPAM)] Microgels Loaded with Silver Nanoparticles. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-ISSN: 2454-1362
  • Raza S.M., Mehmood A., Saleem F., Butt, M., Imran S., Tabassum J, and S Shehahzad (2016) FLOOD INNUNDATION MAPPING IN JEHLUM RIVER AND ITS IMPACT ASSESSMENT USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES FOR THE YEAR 2014
  • Raza S.M., Mehmood A., Salem F., Butt, M., Azeem M., Kamran M., Ali T., Faiza Z (2016) IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATIC VARIABILITY ON RICE PRODUCTIVITY USING REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNIQUES. Sci.Int.(Lahore),28(5),4507-4511,2016
  • Mehmood A., Raza S.M., Saleem F., Butt, M. (2016) Spatiotemporal Monitoring of Urban Sprawl and its Impact Assessment in District Sheikhupura through Remote Sensing and GIS using Satellite Images from 1976-2014.SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL (ISSN 1013-5316, CODEN: SINTE 8) ISI Indexed. In Press
  • Mehmood, R., Mehmood, S., Butt, M., Younas, I. and Adrees, M. (2016). Spatiotemporal Analysis of Urban Sprawl and Its Contributions to Climate and Environment of Peshawar Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 137-148. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2016.82013.

Printed in 2015

  • Butt, M., S. Li & N. Javed (2015). Towards Co-PPGIS – a collaborative public participatory GIS-based measure for transparency in housing schemes: a case of Lahore, Pakistan, Applied Geomatics, 8(1) 27-40.
  • Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). UML-based requirement modeling of Web online synchronous collaborative public participatory GIS. Applied Geomatics, 7(4), 203-242.
  • Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). Usability evaluation of collaborative PPGIS-GeoCWMI for supporting public participation during municipal planning and management services. Applied Geomatics, 7(3), 139-161.
  • Ahmad S., Khushi S., & M. Butt (2015). GIS based Real time municipality management system (RTMMS). International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 5(1).
  • Butt, M., S. Li & N. Javed (2015). Towards Co-PPGIS – a collaborative public participatory GIS-based measure for transparency in housing schemes: a case of Lahore, Pakistan, Applied Geomatics, 8(1) 27-40.
  • Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). UML-based requirement modeling of Web online synchronous collaborative public participatory GIS. Applied Geomatics, 7(4), 203-242.
  • Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). Usability evaluation of collaborative PPGIS-GeoCWMI for supporting public participation during municipal planning and management services. Applied Geomatics, 7(3), 139-161.

Printed in 2014 and Before

  • Ahmad S., Khushi S., & M. Butt (2014). GIS based Real time municipality management system (RTMMS). International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 5(1).7
  • Butt, M. & S. Li (2012) “Developing a web-based, collaborative prototype to support public participation”, Applied Geomatics 4(3): 197-215
  • Butt, M. & S. Li (2012) “Open source based online map sharing to support real-time collaboration“, OSGeo Journal2012 (10): 5-14
  • Butt, M. & S. Li (2010) “Developing an online PPGIS prototype based on GeoVPMS – a framework for GIS-based virtual public meeting space”, Proc. Joint symposium of ISPRS Technical Commission IV and AutoCarto, 15-19 November 2010, Orlando, USA
  • Ibra, H. Butt, M. (2013) REAL TIME INTEGRATED DISASTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RIDMAS). 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan
  • Khusi, S. Butt, M. (2013) Design and Evaluation of GIS Based Real Time Municipality Management System (RTMMS). 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan
  • Rashid F., Butt, M. (2013) Emergency Response Geo-Meeting System (ERGMS) – A Real-Time Participatory Spatial Decision Support Tool in Disaster Management. 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan