Pratyush Tripathy

Associate - Geospatial Lab | pratyush at iihs dot ac dot in

2018    Integrated MTech, Geoinformatics, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Countries: India
States: Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal
Cities: Patna, Ranchi, Shimla, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Port Blair, Goa, Delhi
Languages: English, Hindi

Pratyush earned an Integrated MTech degree in Geoinformatics with a specialisation in Urban Applications from the Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.  His Master’s dissertation focussed on classifying a city based on its physical structure to deduce homogeneous urban patches. Prior to joining IIHS, he worked on the Namami Gange project of the Government of India.


At IIHS, Pratyush is part of the Academics and Research Team in the Geospatial Lab. His work involves developing new methods for image classification, analysis and related spatial analysis using remote sensing and geographic information systems. He also assists in producing high quality maps and data visualisation, and managing large spatial databases.

Journal Articles

  • Saharan, U. S., Kumar, R., Tripathy, P., Sateesh, M., Garg, J., Sharma, S. K., & Mandal, T. K. (2021). Drivers of air pollution variability during second wave of COVID-19 in Delhi, India. Urban Climate, 41. Article 101059.
  • Kumar, P. K., Balakrishnan, K., & Tripathy, P. (2021). A CNN based method for Sub-pixel urban land cover classification using Landsat-5 TM and Resourcesat-1 LISS-IV imagery.
  • Tripathy, P., Rao, P., Balakrishnan, K., & Malladi, T. (2021). An open-source tool to extract natural continuity and hierarchy of urban street networks. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 48(8), 2188-2205. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399808320967680
  • Gómez, J. A., Guan, C., Tripathy, P., Duque, J. C., Passos, S., Keith, M., & Liu, J. (2021). Analyzing the spatiotemporal uncertainty in urbanization predictions. Remote Sensing, 13(3), 512.
  • Tripathy, P., & Kumar, A. (2019). Monitoring and modelling spatio-tempforal urban growth of Delhi using Cellular Automata and geoinformatics. Cities, 90, 52-63.


Book/Book Chapters

  • Malladi, T., Mayavel, D., Chatterji, N., & Tripathy, P. (2018). In Revi, A. (Ed.), India Higher Education Atlas (6 volumes). Bengaluru, Karnataka: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.


Other Writing

  • Tripathy, P. (2021, September 4). Reduce GeoTIFF disk space usage with Python. Towards Data Science. https://towardsdatascience.com/reduce-geotiff-disk-space-usage-with-python-3b394b6c0572
  • Tripathy, P. (2021, May 12). Covid-19 in maps: Public hospitals in most Bihar districts lack ICU support as second wave hits. Scroll.in.
  • Tripathy, P. (2020, April 24). Is CNN equally shiny on mid-resolution satellite data?. Towards Data Science.
  • Malladi, T., & Tripathy, P., (2019, October 10). Turning to the skies for search and rescue during floods. Mongabay.com.
  • Tripathy, P. (2019, September 11). Neural network for satellite data classification using Tensorflow in Python. Towards Data Science.

Tripathy, P., & Malladi, T. (2021, April 19–30). Global flood mapper: Democratising open EO resources for flood mapping [Paper presentation]. vEGU21: Gather Online: EGU General Assembly 2021.