Cambridge Geospatial Consulting

Spatial Solutions: Consulting and On-the-job Training

About us

Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts (Ph.D.) Director


I have twenty years of experience working with spatial data (GIS and satellite data) and integrating them into mathematical models and image analysis work. In particular, I have experience assimilating spatial (GIS and Remotely Sensed data) and attribute data at different spatial and temporal scales and up/down-scaling spatial data for integration into mathematical models and validation of model output. I have taught graduate level GIS courses at three Universities on three continents. My teaching method is data-driven: my students have learned GIS by manipulating actual data pertaining to real problems of interest to them (found with my help as needed), thereby producing projects of value for their needs and interests, rather than working on toy problems lacking both relevance and limitations.

I earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (specializing in Hydrology) at Cornell University and a M.Sc. in Remote Sensing at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  My postdoctoral training was at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where I was involved in calibration, validation, quality control-and-quality analysis (QC/QA) of remotely sensed sea surface data.   I have worked on projects pertaining to hydrology, climatic effects on species, Species Distribution Models (SDM), Agent Base Models (ABM), spatial factors controlling disease transmission, landuse/landcover change, disaster management and monitoring, spatial resettlement patterns after a disaster, landscape dynamics (spatio-temporal analysis of remotely sensed data, spatio-temporal modeling of urban sprawl and human migration


On The Job training
  • Data- and task-focused training
  • System technical support
  • Case studies based on onsite data
    Data Analysis
  • Spatial sampling
  • Spatial modeling
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatial statistics
  • Network analysis
  • Developing area-based measures
  • Geocoding addresses
  • Map design


Data Acquisition
  • Geographic data acquisition, conversion/development
  • Historical GIS and data integration
  • GPS enabled field data acquisition
  • Census /attribute data processing


Spatial Database
  • Geodatabase design
  • Portal design
  • Web server design
  • Grant writing (integrating geospatial analysis into objectives and methods)
  • Project-based research consulting


P: 07746 385035