Ben Hur S. Pintor

geomatics specialist and geospatial programmer


Dec 2016 – present: Computer Programmer, Child-Centered Participatory Approaches and GIS for Disaster Risk Reduction Phase 2 (CPAG-DDR 2)

  1. Currently developing a QGIS plugin that performs Multi-Hazard Child Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping using different indicators

July 2014 – present: Research Associate, Phil-LiDAR 2 Project 5 - Philippine Renewable Energy Resource Mapping from LiDAR Surveys (REMap)

  1. Developed RS-based and GIS-based methodologies for assessing the solar energy resource and selecting suitable sites for solar PV installations in the Philippines
  2. Mentored partner institutions on the workflows and methodologies developed by the project
  3. Conducted fieldworks for installing pyranometers across the Philippines
  4. Wrote an automation script that decreased the processing time of the solar energy model by 33%
  5. Created a web-scraping tool for downloading Linke turbidity coefficient values and weather station data in the Philippines
  6. Developed scripts for the analysis and summarization of the solar radiation data from the project’s pyranometers


  1. Served as lead web developer for the following websites:
    1. Official Website of the Municipality of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija
    2. Official Website of the Hope for Lupus Foundation, Inc
    3. Official Website of the City of Imus, Cavite


2015 - present: Juris Doctor, University of the Philippines College of Law

2015 - present: MS Geomatics Engineering (GeoInformatics), National Graduate School of Engineering (on hold)

2014: BS Geodetic Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman

research papers and presentations

The Resolution Dilemma: Finding the Optimum DEM Resolution for Large-Scale Solar Energy Resource Assessment using r.sun
The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), Metro Manila, Philippines (Oct. 19-24, 2015)

  1. Analyzed the effect of using different DEMs as inputs to the r.sun solar energy model

CourtVisionPH: A System for the Extraction fo Field Goal Attempt Locations and Spatial Analysis of Shooting using Broadcast Basketball Videos
FOSS4G (Free and Open-Source for Geospatial) 2015 Conference, Seoul, South Korea (Sept. 14-19, 2015)

  1. Designed and developed a system using Python that extracts field goal attempt locations from broadcast basketball videos, performs spatial analysis of shooting, and presents the results of the analysis using statistics and visualizations

Solar Energy Resource Assessment using r.sun in GRASS GIS and Site Suitability Analysis using AHP for Ground-mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Farms in the Central Luzon Region (Region 3), Philippines
FOSS4G (Free and Open-Source for Geospatial) 2015 Conference, Seoul, South Korea (Sept. 14-19, 2015)

  1. Assessed the solar energy resource in the Central Luzon Region using the r.sun solar raditaion model in GRASS GIS and determined suitable sites for ground-mounted solar PV farms

workshops and talks presented

FOSS as an Option
GIS Enterprise Workshop, KORPHIL, QCPU compund, Brgy. San Bartolome, Novaliches, QC (Jul. 5, 2016)

  1. Discussed the philosophy of Free-and-Open-Source Software and the advantages of using FOSS4G for geospatial projects
  2. Slides available here:

Introduction to GRASS GIS and Scripting in GRASS using Python
FOSS4G-PH (Free and Open Source for Geospatial - Philippines) 2016, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City (Apr. 22, 2016)

  1. Discussed the history of GRASS GIS and its differences, advantages, and disadvantages over other GI.S
  2. Instructed the participants on how to use GRASS for different GIS processing and analysis
  3. Taught the participants how to create scripts in GRASS using Python
  4. Workshop available here:


Strong: QGIS, GRASS GIS, ArcGIS, Python, ENVI, GeoDatabases, Geospatial modelling, Geospatial analysis, FOSS, GPS, Total Stations, Levels

Knowledgeable: Git, GeoNode, Java, Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML, Wordpress, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)


Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination (August 2014) – Top 7 (Rating: 85.00)