Mita Ray

Mita Ray

Urban Planner specializing in GIS


State University of New York at Buffalo, Master of Urban Planning with specialization in Geographical Information Systems

Jamia Milia Islamia University, Master of Arts (Part I) in Sociology

Jamia Milia Islamia University, Bachelor of Arts in Geography



Geographical Information Systems (6-month course) conducted by Jadavpur University, India, Calcutta



  • Evolution of Urban Structure Research Methodologies GIS Applications
  • Economic Concepts and Contexts GIS for Planning Race Class and Gender
  • Planning Techniques in Action Planning Methods Tourism Planning
  • Remote Sensing Land Use & Planning Planning Concepts & Controversies
  • GIS software – Arc GIS, Mapinfo, Arcview, AutoCad 2000i, CadOverlay,
  • Remote Sensing – ERDAS 8.7
  • CIT – MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Access



Planning Using GIS Techniques:

  • Master’s Project (Nominated for best Master’s project 2005) : Found suitable locations for grocery stores in City of Lockport, NY using ArcGIS
  • Analyzed environmentally sensitive areas for residential uses in California by using spatialanalysis.
  • Identified sites for affordable senior housing in Buffalo using spatial analysis
  • Analyzed neighborhood preference theory with the help of ArcGIS.

Other Planning Projects:

  • Conducted analysis using GIS and looked for available grants for historical restoration in the Village of Franklinville in Cattaraugus County, NY to develop tourism in that place (Group project as part of Masters Studio)
  • Conducted new land use plan for an existing golf course in Buffalo, NY
  • Studied the effect of tourism development on employment in Ellicottville, NY



Graduate Assistant, Urban Planning Department, University at Buffalo

  • Job responsibilities included assisting graduate Planning students in the use of GIS tools