Assoc. Prof. Bernard Kumi-Boateng

PERSONAL DETAILS

  1. Name:                                               ASSOC PROF KUMI-BOATENG, Bernard
  2. Birth Date:                                       15 June 1978
  3. Nationality:                                      Ghanaian
  4. Marital Status:                                 Married
  5. Number of Children:                       Two (2)
  6. Address:                                          University of Mines and Technology

                                                          Geomatic Engineering Department

                                                          P. O. Box 237

                                                          Tarkwa, Ghana

                                                          Cell Phone: +233 262 817 778

                                                          E-mail: kumi@umat.edu.gh

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Academic Degrees                                                              Date

(i) PhD (Geomatic Engineering)                                           July 2012

(ii) MSc (Geo-Information Science)                                      March 2007

(iii) MSc (Environmental Systems)                                       June 2007

(iv) BSc (Geomatic Engineering)                                          June 2004

 

Institutions Attended                                                          Date

(i) University of Mines and Technology, Ghana                    Aug. 2009-Jul. 2012

(ii) International Institute of Geo-Information

     Science and Earth Observation, Netherlands                Sept. 2005-Mar. 2007

(iii) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and

      Technology (KNUST), Ghana                                        Sept. 2005-Jun. 2007

(iv) KNUST School of Mines, Tarkwa                                  Oct. 2000-Jun. 2004

 

Professional Titles                                                              Date

(i) Member, Canadian Institute of Geomatics

    (MCIG)                                                                              2015 to date

(ii) Professional Member, Ghana Institution

     of Surveyors (MGhIS)                                                      2015 to date

(iii) Member, Ghana Institution

     of Engineers (MGhIE)                                                      2015 to date

(iv) Member, African Association of Remote

      Sensing of the Environment (MAARSE)                        2013 to date

(v) Member, American Society for Photogrammetry

      and Remote Sensing (MASPRS)                                  2010 to date

 

Scholarships/Awards                                                            Date

(i) UMaT/GETFund Staff Development Sponsorship

     to pursue PhD at UMaT, Ghana                                         Aug. 2009-Jul. 2012

(ii) UMaT/GETFund Staff Development Sponsorship

     to pursue MSc at KNUST, Ghana                                      Sept. 2005-Jun. 2007

(iii) The Netherlands Fellowship (NFP) to

      pursue MSc at ITC, Netherlands                                     Sept. 2005-Mar. 2007

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND/OR RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Academic Ranks Held                                                                   Date

(i) Associate Professor: Geomatic Engineering Department           2016 to date

(ii) Senior Lecturer: Geomatic Engineering Department                 2011 to 2016

(iii) Lecturer: Geomatic Engineering Department                            2007 to 2011

(iv) Demonstrator: Geomatic Engineering Department                  2004 to 2005

 

Subjects Taught                                                  

Since my appointment as a Lecturer in May 2007 and my promotion to Associate Professor position in October 2016, I have handled a total of 23 different courses at both the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

Details of the courses I have taught since my appointment as a Lecturer in May 2007 and my promotion to Associate Professor position in October 2016 are:

COURSE NO.

COURSE TITLE

YEAR

Postgraduate Level

GM 261

GM 518

GM/GL/MN/MR 521

GM 511

GM 517

Introduction to Geomatics

Field Trip and Technical Report

Research Methods

Remote Sensing

Geographic Data for Resource Management

2014 to date

2013 to 2015

2013 to date

2010 to 2015

2010 to date

Undergraduate Level

GM 370

GM 171

GM 270

GM 473

GL/MN 455

PE 375

MN 375

GM 380

GL/MN 256

GM/GL/MN/MR/MA 421

GM 452

GM 472

GM 172

GM 171

GM 373

GM 376

GM 273

GM 276

Ghana Land Law

Introduction to Geomatics

Field Trip and Technical Report I

Survey Legislation

Geographic Information Systems

Land Survey Field Work

Survey Field Work

Survey Camp II

Land Surveying

Research Methods

Colloquium/Seminar

Hydrographic Surveying

Theodolite and Applications

Plane Surveying

Principles of Geodesy

Advanced Geodesy

Adjustments and Computations

Least Square Adjustments    

2016 to date

2015 to date

2014 to 2015

2014 to date

2013 to date

2013 to 2014

2013 to 2014

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2014

2012 to 2014

2008 to 2010

2007 to date

2007 to 2015

2007 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2007 to 2009

2007 to 2008

2007 to 2008

 

Supervision of Students Thesis and/or Project Works

(i) Postgraduate Level

Abbah, E. W. (2017), “Artificial Neural Network and Maximum Likelihood Approaches in Mapping Urban Expansion – A Case Study”, Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 75 pp.

Bonsu, K. (2017), “Malaria Risk Mapping Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques”, Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 55 pp.

Tabase, F. (2017), “Geospatial Assessment of Planning Schemes-A Case Study”, Unpublished MPhil Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 105 pp.

 Agyemang, K. A. (2015), “Land Use Land Cover Change Detection at Sirra Rutile Limited in Sierra Leone”, Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 63 pp.

Abudu, I. (2014), “Integration of Geophysical, Geological and Geological Data to Delineate Mineralised Zones Using GIS – A Case Study at Newmont Ahafo South Project” Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 78 pp.

Yussif, I. (2014), “Geospatial Transformation and Geo-database Creation of a Town Layout – A Case Study”, Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 85 pp.

Antwi-Agyakwa, K. T. (2013), “Assessing the Effect of Land Use Land Cover on Weija Dam” Unpublished MSc Thesis, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, 93 pp.

 

(ii) Undergraduate Level

Larbi, E. A. (2017), “Deelopping a Choropleth Map of Road Accident Black Spots of Ghana”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 39 pp.

Osei-Tutu, O. (2017), Assessing the Efficiency of Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS)”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 37 pp.

Werehene, P. A. (2017), “Assessing the Performance of Earth Gravitational Model 2008 at UMaT: An Inverse Distance Weighting Approach”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 35 pp.

Agbanu, F. K. (2016), “Integrated Waste Recycling Facilities Site Selection for Accra Metropolis Using GIS”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 32 pp.

Martei, F. (2016), “Assessing Changes in the Forest Cover of Ghana”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 39 pp.

Senyo, A. K. (2016), “Creation of a Consumer Information Map for the Electricity Company of Ghana: A Case Study of Tema Municipal District”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 30 pp.

Bonsu, K. (2015), “A GIS Based Composite Land Degradation Assessment and Mapping of Tarkwa Mining Area”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 39 pp.

Sibil, S. (2015), “Site Selection for Irregation Dam Construction using GIS- A Case Study”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 40 pp.

Ababio, K. (2012), “Land Use/Cover Assessment using Decision Trees and Maximum Likelihood Classification Algorithms”. Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 45 pp.

Ansah, J. (2012), “Modelling Probability Map to assess the Risks of Exceeding Critical Threshold Value of Lead (Pb) in Soil”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 45 pp.

Atta-Asiedu, K. (2012), “A Spatio-temporal based Analysis of Land Use/Cover Change in The Ga West District of Ghana”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 45 pp.

Sagoe, N. W. O. (2011),”Modelling Forest Fire Hazard using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 39 pp.

Owusu, S. C. (2010),”Mapping Malaria Incidence Using GIS for Health Information Management”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, 33 pp.

Tackie-Oblie, N. O. (2010),”Modelling Flood Prone Areas Using GIS: A Case Study of the Ga and Accra Metropolitan Districts”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 47 pp.

Anim, A. (2009),”Predicting the Yield of Crops Using GIS”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 36 pp.

Tetteh-Bio, D. (2009),”Site Selection for Waste Disposal Using GIS – A Case Study of Akosombo”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 48 pp.

Imoro, F. (2008),”The Use of GIS to Map Tuberculosis in Ashanti region”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 33 pp.

Somiah, J. (2008),”The Use of GIS to Map the Incidence of Diseases in the Western Region of Ghana”, Unpublished BSc Project Report, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, 32 pp.

Ziggah, Y. Y. (2008),”Determination of a Mathematical Model between Global and Cartesian Coordinate Systems”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, 55 pp.

 

Other Professionally Related Experience                                              

(i) Previous Consultancy/Employment

May 2017-January 2018Mine Concession Dispute Surveys at Pampe Mining Site, Consultancy Services were provided to establish and identify the boundary, document details of mining activities of Golden Star Resources (GSR) Prestea Bogoso Mine on the former Jostek Mining Company Limited (fJMCL) and former Riyadh Mining Company Limited (fRMCL) mineral right concessions as ordered by the High Court (Commercial Division), Accra, Ghana

August 2017Production of a Site Plan for AAIL, Consultancy Services were provided for the production of a site plan together with a License Surveyor (Samuel Baffoe) from Western Services Company Ltd for AngloGold Ashanti Iduaprim mine site.

August 2017Waste Stockpile Surveys at AAIL Site, Consultancy Services were provided for the survey of the 5 waste stockpiles at the AngloGold Ashanti Iduaprim mine site of the company was made by the management of Electrofax

May 2015Boundary Surveys at TARSCO, Consultancy Services were provided for Tarkwa Senior High Secondary School to Demarcate the School’s Boundary for the Production of Cadastral Plan

July 2015Confirmation of Coordinates at Pursues, Consultancy Services were provided for Electrofax Engineering Services Ltd to confirm the coordinates of Electric Poles they have established on the ground at Pursues Ghana Mining Ltd

June 2015Boundary Surveys at Methodist Church, Consultancy Services were provided for Tarkwa Methodist Church to Demarcate the Church’s Boundary for the Production of Cadastral Plan

July 2014Boundary Surveys at Goldfields, Consultancy Services were provided for Goldfields Ghana Ltd to demarcate its Boundary

December 2014Impact Assessment of Land Degradation at Sierra Leone, Consultancy Services were provided for Nimba Research & Consulting Co. Ltd. for a Pilot Land Rehabilitation and Baseline Study of Mined-out Lands in 4 Artisanal Mining Communities in Sierra Leone

May 2014Road Surveys at Bekwai, Consultancy Services were provided for a Road constructional firm to provide engineering surveys for the construction of Road

May 2013Traversing at Ajopa, Consultancy Services were provided for Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem to transfer controls from Iduapriem to Ajopa so as to connect the two pits

January 2012tockpile Surveys and Volume Estimation, Consultancy Services were provided for Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem to survey and estimate the volume of Stockpiles at Iduapriem

December 2011Topographic and Farm Surveys at Samanhu, Consultancy Services were provided for Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem to conduct Topographical and Farm Surveys at Samanhu so as to relocate the people of Ajopa to Samanhu

 

(ii) Practical Training and Academic Field Visits

Survey and Mapping Division, Takoradi                                        Jan 2018

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa                                 Jun 2017

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi                                                            Aug 2017

Perseus Mining Ghana Ltd                                                             May 2015

Survey and Mapping Division, Accra                                              Mar 2015

CERGIS, UG, Legon-Accra                                                            Jun 2015

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa                                  Jan 2015

Rudan Engineering Services, Accra                                               Mar 2015

Goldfields Ghana Ltd                                                                      Mar 2014

Survey and Mapping Division, Takoradi                                         Aug 2014

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi                                                            Feb 2014

Survey and Mapping Division, Accra                                             Jul 2013

Rudan Engineering Services, Accra                                              Jul 2013

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa                                 Jan 2012

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi                                                            Feb 2012

Survey and Mapping Division, Takoradi                                        Mar 2011

Survey and Mapping Division, Accra                                            Apr 2010

 CERGIS, UG, Legon-Accra                                                         Apr 2010

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa                                Mar 2009

Rudan Engineering Services, Accra                                             Apr 2009

Survey and Mapping Division, Takoradi                                       Dec 2008

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi                                                           Nov 2008

Survey and Mapping Division, Accra                                            Nov 2007

Rudan Engineering Services, Accra                                             Nov 2007

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa                                Mar 2007

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi                                                           Feb 2007

Survey and Mapping Division, Takoradi                                        Dec 2007

 

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS AT WHICH PAPERS WERE READ

(i) 18th International Conference on Geomatic Engineering (ICGE 2016), Paris, France, 14-15 March, 2016, pp. 1-8.

(ii) 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference on “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa-Ghana 3rd – 6th August, 2016.

(iii) 2010 Annual Land Surveyors Seminar on “Using Geo-Spatial Technology to Promote Peaceful Society and Sound Environment”, Accra-Ghana, 25-26 August 2010.

(iv) Workshop on University Teaching and Examinations Organised by Planning and Quality Assurance Unit of UMaT on “Lecture Notes Preparation, Lecture Delivery, Setting Examination Questions and Marking Scheme Preparation”, Tarkwa-Ghana, 14th August, 2010.

(v) First UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference on “Innovations in Mining and Mineral Processing; Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa-Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010.

(vi) 2010 Annual ASPRS Conference on Opportunities for Emerging Geo-Spatial Technologies, San Diego-California, USA, 26-30 April, 2010.

(vii) 2009 Western Region Traineeship Programme 2nd Graduation and certificates Awards Day at the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa on the theme, “Training Unskilled Manpower for the Mining Industry. The Role and Challenges of the Mining Companies”, 28th November, 2009.

(viii) Workshop on University Teaching and Examinations Organized by Planning and Quality Assurance Unit of UMaT on “Lecture Notes Preparation, Lecture Delivery, Setting Examination Questions and Marking Scheme Preparation”, Tarkwa-Ghana, 26 September 2009.

(ix) 2009 Annual Land Surveyors Seminar on “Using Geo-Spatial Technology to Promote Peaceful Society and Sound Environment”, Accra-Ghana, 26-27 August 2009.

(x) Refresher Course Organized by ITC, Netherlands at KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana on “Impacts of Infrastructure and Transport Modeling and Mapping for Sustainable Infrastructure Development in an Urbanizing Landscape in West Africa Using GIS”, 10-21 August 2009.

(xi) 2009 Annual Seminar organized by the Association of Geological Engineering Students of UMaT as part of their week celebration on the theme: “The Usefulness of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Geosciences”, 5th March, 2009.

(xii) 3rd International Conference on Environment, Athens-Greece, 22-25 May 2008.

(xiii) International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technical Commission VII Mid-Term Symposium, Enschede-Netherlands, 8-11 May 2006.

 

DETAILS OF RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN

Research Conducted

Since my appointment to Lecturer position in May 2007, I have undertaken a total of 36 research works. Details of the research undertaken since 2011 are the following:

2017: Horizontal Coordinate Transformation using Artificial Neural Network Technology- A Case Study of Ghana Geodetic Reference Network

This study applied the Radial Basis Function Neural Network (RBFNN) to transform plane coordinates between the two classical geodetic networks namely, Accra datum and Leigon datum which is used in Ghana for its surveying and mapping activities. Transformation of coordinates between different geodetic datums has been a common practice within the geospatial profession. Relating different geodetic datums mostly involves the use of conformal transformation techniques which could produce results that are not very often satisfactory for certain geodetic, surveying and mapping purposes. This has been attributed to the inability of the conformal models to absorb more of the heterogeneous and local character of deformations existing within the local geodetic networks. In light of this, most researchers have resorted to Artificial Neural Network (ANN) as a plausible alternative technology for coordinate transformation. Although the ANN technique has been applied successfully, the method is yet to be adopted and tested within the Ghana geodetic reference network. The RBFNN results obtained were compared with the four-parameter and sixparameter transformation models. It was noticed that the RBFNN could produce more reliable and accurate results and thus is more applicable in modelling distortions existing in the local geodetic networks more effectively than the traditional techniques (six-parameter and four-parameter).

 

2017: Mapping Malaria Risk in the New Juaben Municipality of Ghana using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

The objective of this study was to identify mosquito prone areas and develop a malaria risk map for New Juaben Municipality (NJMA) in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease which is caused by the bites of an infected female Anopheles mosquito and is an issue of grave public health concern. The control of malaria requires effective surveillance systems that will enable efficient malaria response in endemic regions to prevent outbreaks of the disease and to track progress. Geographic Information System (GIS), Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) were integrated to develop the malaria risk map which would help in the identification of potential habitats for mosquitoes based on environmental factors that make a place suitable for mosquito breeding. The environmental factors considered were: vegetation, land surface temperature, distance to streams, elevation, slope and topographic wetness index. Mosquito prone areas within the study area were identified and classified into four classes (Very Low, Low, High and Very High) of which the most dominant class was “Low” (56.46 %). A malaria risk map for the study area was then developed and classified into five classes (Very Low, Low, Moderate, High, Very High) of which the most dominant class was “Moderate” (30.17 %). The “High”, “Very High” and “Moderate” areas, together, constitute 56.07 % which is significant. Any efficient malaria response in NJMA should be focused in these areas. This work could be replicated in all the municipalities and districts in Ghana to help prevent outbreak and track the progress of malaria.

 

2016: Multi-Criteria Based Site Selection for Irrigational Reservoir – A Case Study

This study aimed at implementing a Multi-criteria Decision Analysis in a GIS environment to identify suitable irrigational dam sites in the Upper East Region of Ghana which is predominantly a farming community. The region relies heavily on rainfall and water from rivers for irrigational purposes. The changes in the rainfall pattern coupled with the drying and seasonal natures of most of the rivers makes the total land area mostly dry and thus, pose a serious threat to the agricultural sector. Five factor criteria were used to determine suitable sites and three constraint criteria were subsequently used to determine optimal sites (i.e. areas that satisfied both the factor and constraint criteria) from the suitable sites. From the results of the study, 3.69% of the study was classified as being suitable sites for irrigational dam. However, the application of the constraint criteria reduced this number to 0.45%, which represent the optimal sites that were selected. Three of these optimal sites were concentrated at the central portion of the study area with one being located at the lower left corner of the study area. The results obtained from this research provide clear areas where irrigational dams can be located.

 

2016: Modelling Forest Fire Risk in the Goaso Forest Area of Ghana: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Approach

This study used Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System techniques to develop a fire risk hazard model using the Goaso Forest Area (GFA) as a case study. In order to assess the effect of forest fire at local scale, the role fire plays in vegetation composition, biodiversity, soil erosion, and the hydrological cycle were considered. From the results of the study, natural forest, agricultural lands and plantation cover types were identified as the major fuel contributing loads. However, water bodies, roads and settlements were identified as minor fuel contributing loads. Based on the major and minor fuel contributing loads, a forest fire risk hazard model with a reasonable accuracy was developed for the GFA to assist decision making.

 

2016: Assessing Changes in the Forest Cover of Ghana

This study assessed Land Cover (LC) changes in the forest cover of Ghana by using Landsat images of 1990, 2000 and 2010. There are presently 282 forest reserves in the land area of Ghana. A priori defined six land cover classes in the classification scheme used were forest, settlement, water bodies, cropland, grasslands and others. Hybrid classifications of unsupervised and supervised methods with the help of Google Earth were employed in the analysis. Image pairs of consecutive dates were compared by overlaying the thematic LC map. Settlement and expansion of agriculture were the major reasons for the dramatic LC conversions which are as a result of urbanisation. Further analysis also indicated that, settlement is increasing every year by 1.8 % while the forest reserves are also reducing by 0.59 % which is alarming and can affect the ecosystem balance in the country and even increase the rate of greenhouse effect in the future. The result of this study would assist the forests commission to critically assess how forest reserves can be managed and to organise workshops in communities and district levels on importance of proper forest management in Ghana.

 

2015: Effect of Urban Growth on Urban Thermal Environment: A Case Study of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana 

In this research, two multi-temporal Landsat Thematic (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images of the years 1991 and 2008 respectively were used to evaluate the effect of urban growth on land surface temperature (LST) by employing an integrated remote sensing and GIS approach. Several remote sensing techniques were used to carry out urban growth analysis on Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana which has been experiencing fast urban growth over the past two decades. The urban growth had resulted in changes in the surface cover causing remarkable urban thermal environmental problems. Local climate change was also studied using multi-decade temperature data. The results showed that urban development had increased surface radiant temperature in the study area by 4.3 °C in the urban expanded areas.

 

2015: Ramification of Datum and Ellipsoidal Parameters on Post Processed Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Data – A Case Study

This study examines post processed DGPS data using two datum and ellipsoidal definitions. Dual frequency DGPS data were collected from 19 survey pillars (ie SGW D224/14/1 to SGW D224/14/19) and post processed using Clarke 1880 datum and ellipsoidal parameters. The raw data was also post processed using Ghana War Office datum and ellipsoidal parameters. The results for the two indicated an average difference of 7.23 m (23.72 ft) for 19 stations. This certainly did not fall within the tolerance set by Survey and Mapping Division (SMD) of the Lands Commission for cadastral plans production, which is +/- 0.9114 m (+/-3 ft). A composite plan using the post processed data from the two datum and ellipsoidal definitions was produced. The plan shows an overlapping area by the use of the two coordinates to plot, an indication of a potential conflict between ownership on paper which may not necessarily exist on the ground.

 

2015:  A Spatio-Temporal Based Estimation of Sequestered Carbon in the Tarkwa Mining Area of Ghana

In this study, aboveground forest biomass/carbon stock and its changes in the Tarkwa Mining Area (TMA) were estimated from three nested-circular plots of horizontal radii 12.62 m, 8 m and 4 m by the use of stratified random sampling from 60 locations in five land use/cover types as well as GIS/Remote Sensing techniques over a 21 year period. The vegetation in the TMA has been experiencing changes as a result of population growth, urbanisation, mining activities and illegal chainsaw operations and this has led to an increase in temperature over the past years. An estimated total of 1 250.93 ± 7 Mg/km2 carbon was recorded in the TMA. Carbon in different land-use/cover types ranges from 587.76 ± 4 Mg/km2 carbon in closed canopy to 270.23 ± 2 Mg/km2 carbon in shrubs/herbaceous. The TMA also experienced an average of 412.14 Gg of carbon (equivalent to 19.63 Gg carbon per year) lost between 1986 and 2007 due to the changes in the land use/cover types.

 

2015: Land Use Land Cover Change Detection at Sierra Rutile Limited in Sierra Leone

This research uses Remotely Sensed images and GIS techniques to estimate the changes in LULC particularly vegetated areas. Satellite images of four different years and 201 ground reference points were classified using maximum likelihood algorithm. Mining was identified as the main driving force accounting for the change. This resulted in the decrease in vegetation from 24 872.44 Ha (85.61%) in 1986 to 16 392.50 Ha (56.43%) and an increase in the area of built up/bare land from 1 198.44 Ha (4.12%) in 1986 to 8 047.34 Ha (27.70%) in 2013. This increase in built up/bare land was also partly due to mined out areas which were converted to settlements. Water decreased from 0.65% in 1986 to 0.59% in 2013 whilst Wetland decreased from 4.8% to 3.5%.

 

2015: Where are the Poor? A GIS-Multidimensional Non-Monetary Poverty Index Approach for Ghana

This research sought to use GIS to map out poverty endemic areas by displaying the spatial dimensions of poverty and identifying the poverty pockets across the country by adopting a Multidimensional (Non-Monetary) Poverty Index approach. Ten indicators which were categories under three dimensions were used. Results of the study showed that across Ghana, a considerable percentage of households are deprived in a number of non-monetary poverty indicators. Analysis of these indicators revealed wide disparities by region. Generally, wide disparities exist between deprived households in the three northern regions and those in southern Ghana.

 

2015: Modelling of Malaria Risk Areas in Ghana – A Spatial Multi-Criteria Approach

This research sought to use GIS and multi-criteria decision analysis to produce a predictive model of malaria using eight risk factors ranging from environmental to anthropogenic. Each of the risk factors was classified into three classes of malaria risk according to how it impacts malaria prevalence. The classified risk factors were finally overlaid through the use of weighted overlay after weights were determined from them using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Results indicate that, high risk areas are concentrated at the central as well as the west-southern parts of the country consisting mainly of the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Central and the Western Regions. No area was classified as low risk whiles 53.51% and 46.49% were classified a medium and high risk respectively. The risk map created can serve not only as a predictive tool, but can be used to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of malaria transmission.

 

2014: A Hybrid Model to Predict Cartesian Planimetric Coordinates

The primary objective of this work was to compare the efficiency of artificial intelligence technique (Feed Forward Back propagation Neural Network (FFBPNN)) and conventional methods (Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), General Least Squares (GLS), and Total Least Squares (TLS)) in cartesian planimetric coordinate’s prediction. In addition, a hybrid approach of conventional and artificial intelligence method, TLS-FFBPNN, has been proposed in this study for 2D cartesian coordinates prediction. It was observed from the results obtained that FFBPNN performed significantly better than the conventional methods. However, the TLS-FFBPNN when compared with FFBPNN, OLS, GLS and TLS gave stronger and better performance and superior predictions. To further confirm the superiority of the TLS-FFBPNN the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) was introduced. The BIC selected the TLS-FFBPNN as the optimum model for prediction.

 

2014: Accuracy Assessment of Cartesian (X, Y, Z) to Geodetic Coordinates (φ, λ, h) Transformation Procedures in Precise 3D Coordinate Transformation – A Case Study of Ghana Geodetic Reference Network

In this research, Bursa-Wolf transformation model was applied to obtain seven transformation parameters namely; three translations, three rotations and a scale factor. These parameters were then used to transform the WGS84 data into the War office system. The seven reverse techniques considered are Simple Iteration, Bowring Inverse equation, method of successive substitution, Paul’s method, Lin and Wang, Newton Raphson and Borkowski’s method. The obtained results were then projected onto the transverse Mercator projection to get the new projected grid coordinates in the Ghana national coordinate system. These results were compared with the existing coordinates to assess their performance. The study proposed the Paul’s method to be a better fit for the Ghana geodetic reference network based on statistical indicators.

 

2014: Assessing urban sprawl in the Tarkwa Urban Area (TUA)

This project was carried out to access the sprawl occurring in the Tarkwa Urban Area (TUA) and determine the pattern by applying remote sensing approach on remotely sensed images and topographic data. Analysis revealed the pattern and growth of the TUA is sprawled with an increase in urban and built-up area over the 22 year period with the Ribbon pattern of sprawl being evident. This is as a result of increasing economic activities near the major transportation activities and population growth.

 

2014: Site Selection for Centralisation of Wastewater Treatment Systems – A case study

The purposes of this project was to establish the most important spatial factors needed for the establishment of a centralised wastewater treatment system and to select a suitable site for its construction based on some established spatial factors. Using GIS Workstation with the ArcGIS platform, maps were created using criteria realized from a desktop study and then weights were assigned using equal weights and again using the analytical hierarchy process technique. The finalised maps were created using the fuzzy overlay item of the spatial analyst tool within ArcGIS environment.

 

2014: Assessment of Impervious Surface Areas and Normalize Difference Vegetation Index as indicators of urban heat island – A Case Study

This project compares the normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) and percent impervious surface as indicators of surface urban heat island effect in Landsat imagery by investigating the relationship between land surface temperature (LST), percent Impervious Surface Area (% ISA) and Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) data were used to estimate the LST from 1991 to 2000 of Accra metropolitan area. Radiance derived from digital numbers was converted to reflectance for calculating the percent impervious surface area. Results indicate that the relationship between LST and ISA has positive correlation whereas  NDVI has negative correlation to LST and also LST is increasing from the trend of 1991 to 2000 due to increase in impervious surface area and decrease in vegetation.

 

2013: Assessing the Effect of Land Use Land Cover Changes on Weija Dam

This research sought to analyse the Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) of the Weija catchment area using Remote Sensing (RS) data and Geographic Information System (GIS) based techniques. Results show that most of the Land Use Land Cover (LULC) types had rate of change greater than the national rate of 1.96% especially between 2000 and 2011. The main force driving the change is the increase in human activities such as farming, sand winning and built-up operations within the Weija catchment area. The research indicated that GIS and RS techniques are valuable tools for detection and prediction of rate of forest cover change and the identification of areas under risk for sustainable management.

 

2012: Regression Models for 2-Dimensional Cartesian Coordinates Prediction: A Case study at University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa-Ghana

This research was conducted to study and analyse statistical models applicable in establishing a relationship between global coordinates and cartesian planimetric coordinates of some known control stations in the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) campus. The results indicated that linear regression models are suitable for predictions at 95% confidence interval and do not violate any of the statistical assumptions of a linear model. However, the proposed regression models for the evening observation gave better prediction accuracy than the morning. A computer programming algorithm and a designed interface was created for the proposed regression models established using Microsoft C++ standard edition 6.0.

 

2012: A Spatio-Temporal Based Estimation of Vegetation Changes in the Tarkwa Mining Area of Ghana

This study investigated the use of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques to estimate changes in vegetation in the Tarkwa Mining Area (TMA). Temporal satellite images for four different years and 250 ground reference points were classified using maximum likelihood algorithm. The impact of mining on vegetation composition was also estimated using distant gradient. Phytosociological analysis was also carried out to determine the species density, dominance index and diversity index. The results revealed that vegetated areas in the TMA lost 932.92 km2 whereas settlements and mining areas gained 932.93 km2 of land. A phytosociological analysis of the TMA revealed that the number of herbaceous species colonising the mined areas was much higher than the number colonising the unmined areas.

 

2012: Land Use/Cover Assessment using Decision Trees and Maximum Likelihood Classification Algorithms

The study was carried out to monitor land use/cover change from 1986 to 2008 in the Tarkwa Mining Area (TMA). Remote sensing technique was used for this change detection, using Maximum Likelihood (MLC) and Decision Trees (DT) classification algorithms to assess its implications for the management of future urban development. The classification results revealed five dominant land use/cover types namely Forest reserves, Degraded forest, Grasslands, Barelands and Settlements with classification accuracy of 88.39% and kappa statistic of 0.86 for the DT and78.57% and kappa statistics of 0.80 for the MLC. Over the period of study, an area of 1 871 km2 of Forest reserve was lost whereas Grassland areas gained an area over 1 800 km2 of land. Hence over the 22 year study period, the TMA experienced land use/cover conversions of multifaceted nature, mainly attributable to urban expansion prevailed more prominently in areas associated with existing settlements/towns and roads, whereas significantly, mining expansion activities featured more in influencing conversion in areas distant from communities.

 

2012: Crime Analysis in Tesano, Accra using Geographical Information System (GIS)

In this study, a hierarchical model dealing with crime analysis was proposed and applied to the regional analysis of crime in Tesano, Accra; the model identified spatial concentrations of crime in specific area based method where crime data are placed into geographical areas such as blocks, precincts, and for each area, the analyst computes a measure of crime value. Multi-criteria evaluation concept was also used to assess the crime rate in various blocks as discrete (part) of Tesano. Crime density assessment spatial function was estimated to find suitable location to establish new police station or to direct patrol.

 

2012: Modelling Probability Map to assess the Risks of Exceeding Critical Threshold Value of Lead (Pb) in Soil

In this study, spatial distribution of lead within the Obuasi municipality was investigated to determine the area exceeding critical threshold value of lead in soil. To accomplish this, geostatistics were applied to study lead affected areas where ordinary kriging estimate of lead were mapped using the soil samples and Indicator kriging applied to indicate the affected areas with a threshold value of 400 ppm. Soil samples of 155 were collected at a depth of 0-20 cm and recorded with GPS. From the results the average levels of lead in the soil were mostly the vegetation areas and the high levels were places not suitable for children based on the permissible threshold value. About 75 % of the study area was safe for crops. Since most of the natives are farmers and sometimes go to the farm with their children, it is advisable to remediate the affected areas since intake of lead will cause high infection in children.

 

2012: A Spatio-temporal based Analysis of Land Use/Cover Change in The Ga West District of Ghana

This project sought to identify the land cover changes that has taken place in the Ga West District for the past two decades. To achieve this, an integration of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques were used to assess and map this land cover changes. Post-Classification Change Detection method was employed using three multi-spectral Landsat images of years 1985, 1991 and 2000 to detect changes that have taken place within these year interval. Land Cover maps for the various years were generated and consequently change maps for these years were also generated and the changes areas determined.

 

2011: Control Position Fix Using Single Frequency Global Positioning System Receiver Technique - A Case Study

This research investigated the use of Single frequency GPS for position fix by differential GPS technique. Ten controls on the UMaT campus were coordinated by Precise Traversing and GPS techniques. The results shows average standard deviations for morning, afternoon and evening observations for the planimetric coordinates of receivers oriented to the north and not to the north. From the analysis of the results obtained, the morning and evening observations with GPS receiver oriented to the north direction produced better accuracy.

 

2010:  Assessing and Modeling Land Cover Changes Using Remote Sensing and GIS in the Ejisu-Juaben

This study was conducted to identify the various causes and areas prevalent to changes in the Ejisu-Juaben using remote sensing and GIS techniques. The project used the unsupervised classification in assessing and monitoring the various changes. The result indicated that the change due to increase in population and agricultural activities are significant; thus built up areas have increased from 20.7378 km2 to 53.9771 km2 and agriculture from 295.11 6 km2 to 401.753 km2 from 2004 to 2007. The rate of the change should be assessed and the information generated should be used for better planning of the municipality

 

2010: Mapping Malaria Incidence Using GIS for Health Information Managemen

In this research, a database of malaria incidence and the geographical information representing the boundaries as well as the centre of the administrative units of the Western Region of Ghana were built using cartographic and GIS techniques. When the incidence rates of malaria were examined spatially, some areas were found to be malaria endemic whiles others were malaria season. This study can be considered as a pilot application for the distribution of malaria incidence rate on maps to facilitate control program against the disease and to examine the environmental factors causing the disease spatially

 

2010:  Modelling Flood Prone Areas Using GIS: A Case Study of the Ga and Accra Metropolitan District

In this study, GIS was adopted to predict flood prone areas in the Ga and Accra districts. DEM together with Distance Allocation to rivers is combined using Weighted Sum to produce flood prone maps within the Ga and Accra Metropolitan districts. To do this, the contour map of the area was converted to DEM in a rasta environment. The DEM map produced and distance allocation to river map were weighted to produce a flood risk map which showed that areas like Weija, Nsakyina, Odumase, Manhean, and Kolokohwe are flood prone

 

2010:  Pit Wall Monitoring at Ghana Bauxite Company Limited

This study established that monitoring of the slopes of surface mines can prevent loss of life, equipment, production and possibly the mine. Overviews of slope monitoring requirements, from the survey points of view, as well as the types of equipment and instrumentation that are available were determined. It concluded that conventional survey instrumentation will continue to have their place in slope monitoring.

 

2009: The Use of GIS to Study the Spatial Variations of Diseases: A Case of Western Region, Ghana

In this research, a database of disease statistics and the geographical information representing the boundaries as well as the centre of the administrative units of the Western Region of Ghana were built using cartographic and GIS techniques – choropleth mapping to examine the spatial distribution of the selected diseases

 

2009: Assessment of the Quality of Spatial Data: A Review

This research explored data quality measures that may eliminate any liability lawsuits against data developers and data users. It also assessed the future of Spatial Data Quality and the role of Spatial Data Authority, Ghana (SPADAG), may play.

 

2009: Land-use/land-cover Mapping using Remote Sensing for Urban Development – A Case Study of Tarkwa and its Environs.

In this research, a study was carried out in the Tarkwa municipality of the Western Region of Ghana to detect land use/land cover changes over a period of 17 years (1990 – 2007) using remote sensing and to assess its implications for the management of future urban development. The fundamental materials and data types used for the assessment consisted of temporal Landsat satellite images of a 20 km radius of Tarkwa for the years 1990, 2000 and 2007 as well as 162 ground reference points.

 

2009: Site Selection for Waste Disposal using GIS

This study investigated most suitable site, greater than one hectare (1 ha) for constructing a waste disposal site for the Akosombo Community, in the Eastern Region of Ghana using GIS application. To achieve this, Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) window of ILWIS Software was used to perform Multi-Criteria Evaluation in a spatial context. The input data was a number of raster maps of Akosombo known as criteria. These criteria were grouped, standardised and weighted and an output map generated indicating the extent to which criteria are met. The output map indicated suitable areas with a total area of suitability being 34.42 ha

 

2008: Predicting the Yield of Crops using GIS/GPS Integration.

This research discussed the prediction of crop yield using GIS/GPS integration. The area of the study was the Benso Oil Palm plantation Ltd. in Takoradi. Data on yield and selected variables, namely; soil organic matter content, soil potassium content and amount of fertilizer applied, for fifty-five blocks were collected to predict the yield of the oil palm.. Global Positioning and Geographical Information Systems were used in the mapping of the study area to depict the variability of yield and the spatial factors.

 

2008: Mapping Swollen Shoot Disease using GIS at the Afosu Plantation of Cocoa Research Institute (CRIG), Tafo.

This research explored the possibility of using GIS to map swollen shoot disease in a cocoa farm and to predict the most prevalent areas of the farm affected by the disease in order to isolate the area for treatment. In this study, a portion of the farm was demarcated and a grid was put on it. The coordinates of the grid nodes were recorded with their corresponding number of infested trees and a spatial distribution map was developed for the prediction of the disease in the farm.

 

2007:  Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Arsenic from Goldmine for Environmental Management at Obuasi, Ghana.

In this research, geostatistics were applied to study the hazard posed by arsenic in the area. The ordinary kriging estimates of arsenic were mapped using soil samples and indicator kriging applied to characterize the hazard posed by arsenic concentration at a threshold value of 20 ppm in the study area. These maps provide a decision support tool to define the areas where remedial action is needed in the light of the risks to humans and the ecosystems.

 

2007: Determination of a Mathematical Model between Global and Cartesian Coordinate Systems

In this research, the latitudes and longitudes of selected stations with known Cartesian coordinates were determined using a hand-held GPS. Statistical analyses were conducted to establish a correlation between the Global and the Cartesian coordinates of the selected stations and a mathematical model generated to represent the results. The results yielded a remarkable deterministic coefficient of 92% between the Global and Cartesian coordinate systems.

 

LIST OF SOME PUBLICATIONS

(i) Refereed Journal Papers (Published with exact references)

[1] Kumi-Boateng, B., Bonsu, K., and Mireku-Gyimah, N. (2017), “Mapping Malaria Risk in the New Juaben Municipality of Ghana using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques”, Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 27 - 37.

 

[2] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Ziggah, Y. Y. (2017), "Horizontal Coordinate Transformation using Artificial Neural Network Technology- A Case Study of Ghana Geodetic Reference Network", Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

 

[3] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Ziggah, Y. Y. (2016), “A Hybrid Model to Predict Cartesian Planimetric Coordinates”, Journal of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Vol. 16, pp. 48-61.

 

[4] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Ziggah, Y. Y. (2016), “Accuracy Assessment of Cartesian (X, Y, Z) to Geodetic Coordinates (f, λ, h) Transformation Procedures in Precise 3D Coordinate Transformation – A  Case Study of Ghana Geodetic Reference Network”, Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-7.

 

[5] Kumi-Boateng, B. and Yakubu, I. (2016), “Modelling Forest Fire Risk in the Goaso Forest Area of Ghana: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Approach”, International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6,  pp. 644 - 651.

 

[6] Kumi-Boateng, B., Stemn, E., and Sibil, S. (2016), “Multi-Criteria-GIS based Site Selection for Irrigational Reservoir – A Case Study”, European Agrophysical Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.1 - 17.

 

[7] Kumi-Boateng, B., Mireku-Gyimah, D. and Stemn, E. (2015), “Where are the Poor? Mapping out a GIS-Multidimensional Non-Monetary Poverty Index Approach for Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 11-20.

 

[8] Kumi-Boateng, B., Stemn, E. and Mireku-Gyimah, D. (2015), “Modelling of Malaria Risk Areas in Ghana by using Environmental and Anthropogenic Variables – A Spatial Multi-Criteria Approach”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 1-10.

 

[9] Kumi-Boateng, B., Stem, E. and Agyapong, E. A. (2015), “Effect of Urban Growth on Urban Thermal Environment: A Case Study of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana”, Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 32-41

 

[10] Yakubu, I. and Kumi-Boateng, B. (2015), “Ramification of Datum and Ellipsoidal Parameters on Post Processed Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Data – A Case Study”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-9

 

[11] Kumi-Boateng, B., Mireku-Gyimah, D. and Duker, A. A. (2015), “A Spatio-Temporal Based Estimation of Sequestered Carbon in the Tarkwa Mining Area of Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 10-21.

 

[12] Kumi-Boateng, B., Mireku-Gyimah, D. and Duker, A. A. (2012), “A Spatio-Temporal Based Estimation of Vegetation Changes in the Tarkwa Mining Area of Ghana”, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 215-229

 

[13] Ziggah, Y. Y., Hu, Y., Amans, C. O. and Kumi-Boateng, B., (2012), “Regression Models for 2-Dimensional Cartesian Coordinates Prediction: A Case study at University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa-Ghana”, International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Survey (IJCSES), Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 61-79.

 

[14] I. Yakubu and Kumi-Boateng, B., (2011), “Control Position Fix Using Single Frequency Global Positioning System Receiver Technique - A Case Study”, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 32-37.

 

[15] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Issaka Yakubu, (2010), “Assessing The Quality Of Spatial Data”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 43, pp. 514-523.

[16] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Issaka Yakubu, (2010), “Predicting the Yield of Crops Using GIS/GPS Integration – A Case Study at Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 42, pp. 314-325.

 

[17] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Issaka Yakubu, (2009), “The Use of GIS to Study Variation of Diseases: A Case of Western Region, Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 1-6.

 

[18] Kumi-Boateng, B., Duker, A. A. and Kooiman, A. (2008), “Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Arsenic from Goldmine for Environmental Management at Obuasi, Ghana”, Environmental Management, ed. Robert H. Theobald, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 255-276.

 

(ii) Refereed Conference Papers (Published with exact references)

[19] Agyemang, A., Kumi-Boateng, B., and Stemn, E. (2016),”Land Use Land Cover Change Detection at Sierra Rutile Limited, Sierra Leone”, Proceedings of the 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference on the theme: “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 3rd – 6th August, 2016, pp. 338-354.

 

[20] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Issaka Yakubu, (2010),”The Use of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques to Detect Land Use/Cover Transfers in the Ejisu Municipality”, Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010, pp. 338-354.

 

[21] Kumi-Boateng, B., Boye, C. B. and Issaka Yakubu, (2010),”Land Use/Land Cover Mapping Using Remote Sensing for Urban Development-A Case Study of Tarkwa and Its Environs”, Proceedings of ASPRS 2010 Conference on Opportunities for Emerging Geo-Spatial Technologies, San Diego-Califonia, 26-30 April, 2010, pp.1-10.

 

[22] Tackie-Oblie, N. O., and Kumi-Boateng, B., (2010),”Modeling Flood Prone Areas Using GIS: A Case Study of Ga and Accra Metropolitan Districts”, Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Land Surveyors Seminar on National Navigation System: A Tool for Sustainable Development for a Better Ghana”, Accra, Ghana, 25th – 26th August, 2010, pp. 1-13.

 

[23] Kumi-Boateng, B., and Issaka Yakubu, (2009), “Site Selection for Waste Disposal Using GIS – A Case Study of Akosombo”, Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Development, Cotonou-Republic of Benin, 24-27 November, 2009, Vol. 2, No. 14, pp. 46-52.

 

RECORD OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

University Community

(i) Administrative Experience

Aug 2017 to date: Dean of Students, University of Mines and Technology UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2015 to Jul 2017Vice Dean, Office of International Programmes, UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2016 to Jul 2017Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa

Feb 2015 to Jul 2016Head, Department of Mathematics, UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2014 to Jul 2015Vice Dean of Students, Office of Dean of Students, UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2014 to Jul 2015Senior Hall Tutor, Dr M. T. Kofi Hall, UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2012 to Jul 2014Head, Department of Geomatic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa

Aug 2010 to Jul 2012Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, UMaT

Aug 2008 to Jul 2010Examinations Officer, Department of Geomatic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa

 

(ii) Membership of Boards and Ad-hoc Committees

April 2013 to dateChairman, Inter-denominational Chaplaincy Committee, UMaT, Tarkwa

May 2016Member, Committee to draft Research Ethics Policy, UMaT, Tarkwa

December 2014Member, Editorial Board of Ghana Mining Journal, UMaT, Tarkwa

May 2014Chairman, Registration and Information Sub-committee of UMaT Conference

 

(iii) Technical & Consultancy Work

July 2015Confirmation of Coordinates at Pursues, Consultancy Services were provided for Electrofax Engineering Services Ltd to confirm the coordinates of Electric Poles they have established on the ground at Pursues Ghana Mining Ltd

July 2014Boundary Surveys at Goldfields, Consultancy Services were provided for Goldfields Ghana Ltd to demarcate its Boundary

December 2014Impact Assessment of Land Degradation at Sierra Leone, Consultancy Services were provided for Nimba Research & Consulting Co. Ltd. for a Pilot Land Rehabilitation and Baseline Study of Mined-out Lands in 4 Artisanal Mining Communities in Sierra Leone

 

National Community

(i) Membership of National Committees/Professional Bodies

2014 to dateMember, Ghana National Committee of West Africa Examinations Council 

2010 to dateProfessional Member, Ghana Institution of Surveyors 

2015 to dateMember, Ghana Institution of Engineers 

 

(ii) External Examiner/Moderator/Visiting Lecturer/Scholar

May 2012 to dateExternal Examiner, Appointed as External Examiner for over 20 MSc/MPhil and 6 PhD Candidates in the various Departments of KNUST, Ghana

 

(iii) External Assessor for Promotion of Research/Academic Staff

January 2015External Assessor, Nominated as External Assessor for the Evaluation of Publications for Promotion from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department of Accra Polytechnic, Ghana

 

International Community

(i) Membership of International Committees/Professional Bodies

2015 to dateMember, Canadian Institute of Geomatics 

2014 to dateMember, International Examinations Committee of WAEC

2013 to dateMember, African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment 

2010 to dateMember, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 

 

(ii) Membership of Editorial Boards of Recognised Journals

July 2014Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Earth Sciences, Science Publishing Group

September 2014Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications

 

(iii) Technical and Consultancy Work

December 2014Impact Assessment of Land Degradation at Sierra Leone, Consultancy Services were provided for Nimba Research & Consulting Co. Ltd. for a Pilot Land Rehabilitation and Baseline Study of Mined-out Lands in 4 Artisanal Mining Communities in Sierra Leone