Geospatial and Precision Agriculture Technology (GPAT)

The Geospatial and Precision Agriculture Technology Group (GPAT), formerly known as Geospatial Technology Group, focuses in enhancement oil palm resource information system (OPRIS), understanding of oil palm leaf and canopy biophysical and biochemical characteristics using satellite remote sensing and drone technology and developing precision agriculture and advance technology for oil palm plantation management.

To develop and promote geospatial technology, integrating of precision agriculture and advance technologies for oil palm management to enhance crop profitability and sustainability.

1. Enhancement of oil palm resources information system (OPRIS)

a. Enhance OPRIS database through strong data driven and analytics.
b. Providing geospatial product and mapping services to oil palm industry.
c. Improve land utilisation for sustainable agriculture through advance mapping.
d. Peat soil mapping and classification.

2. Understanding the relationships between oil palm biophysical and biochemical characteristics

a. Develop foliar nutrient, irrigation, Ganoderma and pest infestation detection through the usage of drone and machine learning for crop monitoring.

3. Developing precision agriculture and advance technology for oil palm plantation management

a. Formulating and promoting the use of enable and innovative technology such as variable rate technology (VRT) system for fertiliser application.
b. Enhance the usage of mobile application, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) and automation for field operation and management.

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Nordiana Abd Aziz

Name NORDIANA ABD AZIZ
Designation Group Leader b02-nordiana
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address nordiana@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 03-8769 4754
(Fax) 03-8925 8215
Qualification B.Sc. Remote Sensing, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia
M. Environment, Univ. Putra Malaysia
Areas of Research Remote sensing and GIS for Oil Palm Resource Information System, Peat and biomass mapping and Precision Agriculture
Areas of Expertise Remote sensing and GIS for Precision Agriculture
Interests Earth science, sustainable agriculture, IOT and machine learning


Mohd Najib Ahmad

Name MOHD NAJIB AHMAD
Designation Senior Research Officer b02-nordiana
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address mnajib@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 03-87694468
(Fax) 03-89258215
Qualification (i) B.Eng. (Chemical and Process Engineering)
(ii) MSc. in Eng. (Bioprocess Engineering)
(iii) Ph.D (Agricultural Engineering) soon
Areas of Research (i) Development of an automated detector and counter of bagworms (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)
(ii) Geospatial Information Technology
Areas of Expertise (i) Thermal imaging
(ii) Image processing integrated with machine vision concept
(iii) Artificial intelligence (a.i.), deep learning, machine learning
(iv) Automation technology, GUI, OS
(v) False colour and pseudo colour analysis
(vi) Spectroscopy techniques and sensor
Interests Agricultural robotics (agribots), intelligence automation, smart drones, sensors


Mohamad Izzuddin Anuar

Name MOHAMAD IZZUDDIN ANUAR
Designation Research Officer b02-nordiana
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address mohamad.izzuddin@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 03-87694486
(Fax) 03-89258215
Qualification (i) BSc. Remote Sensing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
(ii) MSc. GIS and Geomatic Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Areas of Research (i) Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)
(ii) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Multispectral/ Hyperspectral Image Processing
Areas of Expertise (i) Remote Sensing (Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imagery)
(ii) Geographic Information System (GIS)
Interests (i) Remote Sensing and GIS data processing
(ii) Geostatistics
(iii) UAV/Drone