GISphere Guide

Launched in September 2019, the GISphere Guide Project continues to be actively updated, with the most recent version as of April 2023. Information for the guide is collected from current students, recent graduates, and young faculty involved in GIS-related programs from around the globe. Our goal is to offer current and comprehensive information to help students applying to GIS graduate programs.

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GISphere Guide includes profiles of over 2,000 tenured-track faculty from 550+ departments within 400+ academic institutions. These faculty members specialize in a range of fields, including Geographic Information Science (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Remote Sensing (RS), physical geography, human geography, urban planning and transportation. You can quickly retrieve information by pressing Ctrl + F (or Cmd + F on Mac) on the webpage.


Below is a list of authors who wrote entries or provided information about one or more institutions. Some authors are anonymous and therefore not listed here. Per the local custom, Chinese surnames are written before the given names.

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Baptist University
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKBU
Unit: -
Description: The Department of Geography of Hong Kong Baptist University has a long history. It was formerly the Department of History and Geography established in 1960, and then became an independent department in 1978, under the Faculty of Social Sciences. There are three research centers in the department: China Urban and Regional Research Center (CURS); Asian Energy Research Center (AESC, formerly known as Hong Kong Energy Research Center), and Geographical Computing Research Center (CGS). The four main research directions of the Department of Geography are: -Geographical analysis, GIS and remote sensing -Energy, sustainability and resource management -Natural landscape and environmental changes -Urban and regional studies Research degree offers MPhil and PhD degrees, covering a wide range of topics, including: GIS and remote sensing, human biometeorology, environmental planning and management, urban greening issues, paleoenvironment and marine natural environment, sedimentology, urban housing market, urban planning, Transportation research, China's migration from rural to urban areas, energy research, political geography; in addition, it also cooperates with other departments to train 2 course-based graduate programs: Contemporary China Studies (MS, focusing on urban development and environmental management) and global Society (MA).

Qiming Zhou : change detection and land cover modelling with remote sensingdigital terrain analysis and hydrological modellingclimate change and its impacts on water resources and ecosystemsaridzone studies

Donggen Wang : activity-travel behaviortransport and time geographyactivity-based socio-spatial segregationgeography of wellbeinghousing choice and residential satisfaction

Jianfeng Li : hydroclimatologyhydrology and water resourcesclimate extremes and water hazardsclimate changeregional water cycle

Sajjad Muhammad : Risk-resilience-sustainability NexusNatural hazardsMachine LearningGeo-AISpatial Data ScienceRS & GIS applicationsClimate change impactsInterdesciplinary Climate Studies

University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKU
Unit: Department of Geography;Department of Real Estate and Construction;Department of Urban Planning and Design
Description: The Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong mainly focuses on three research areas: China-related studies, environmental research, and urban and transportation research. The department offers undergraduate, taught master's, research-based master's, and research-based doctoral programs. Undergraduate majors include Geography and Urban Governance, with a taught master's program in China Development Studies, and a joint Transport Policy and Planning program offered in collaboration with the Department of Urban Planning and Design.;The Department of Real Estate and Construction (formerly the Department of Surveying) at the University of Hong Kong was officially established in June 1984, addressing the academic challenges of the surveying profession from an interdisciplinary foundation. The department offers an undergraduate program in Surveying, and three taught master's programs: Real Estate, Construction Project Management, and Digital Management of Built Assets.;The Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) at the University of Hong Kong has its origins in the Centre for Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM) established in 1980. In 2008, the center was reorganized into the Department of Urban Planning and Design, responsible for teaching and research in urban planning, housing management, and urban transportation. The department offers undergraduate, taught master's, research-based master's, and research-based doctoral programs. Currently, the full-time taught master's programs include Urban Planning, Urban Analytics, Urban Design, Housing Management, Transport Policy and Planning, and Urban Design and Transport.

YEH, Anthony Gar On : Atlas mappingMethods and technologies of thematic mapping

Webster, Christopher John : urban planningcomputer scienceeconomics and economic geography

HE, Shenjing : housing differentiation and socio-spatial inequalityurban povertyurban redevelopment

Tang, Bo-sin MH : Land Use PlanningProperty DevelopmentInstitutional Analysis in Land and Property

Chiaradia, Alain J.F. : applied research and design thinking investigating urban design impacts on liveabilityvibrancy and livelihoodwellbeingand resilience

Lau, Mandy H.M. : the intersection of housing studies and ageing studies

LI, Weifeng : remote sensingGIS and big data in urban environmental analysisurban modeling

Liauw, Laurence : healthy aging developments and design for seniors

LIU, Xingjian : Urban GeographyUrban NetworksCity-regionsUrban Analytics

ZHOU, Jiangping : big-data applications and analytics for transport/urban studiestransport policy and planning

Sarkar, Chinmoy : the interdisciplinary domains of evidence-based healthy cities planningspatial design analyses for healthy citieshealthy longevityurban green and active travelbig data modelling in health and urban mobilityplanning for smart citiessmart location-based technologies for health researchhealth GISand methodologies related to study design and statistical modelling

Nam, Kyung-Min : Spatial Planning and PolicyInternational DevelopmentAir PollutionClimate ChangeEmissions Trading in China and the Greater Bay Area

HUANG, Jianxiang : thermalacoustic and building energy performances in high density citiesenvironmental modeling

Connolly, Creighton Paul : Urban political ecologyLandscapeParticipatory Governance and PlanningHeritage managementCities and Infectious DiseaseUrban RedevelopmentPolitics of Infrastructure

Kirkley, Alec : the characterization of structure in networks with metadatathe development of analysis methods and algorithms for statistical inference with network datathe structure and dynamics of human mobilityand the spatial manifestation of socioeconomic inequality

Chiu-Shee, Colleen : City design and developmentEnvironment planning and designUrban sustainability and resilienceUrban policy and governanceHousing and community developmentInternational development and global comparative urbanisms

HO, Derrick (Hung Chak) : urban health and environmental epidemiologygeospatial modeling

SUN, Guibo : built environment and healthapplied GIS

Ma, Jun : Urban Computingenvironmental computingAI and robotics in smart cities

YANG, Tianren : urban analytics and modellingurban spatial structure and travelplanning support systems for decision-making

CHEN, Bin : Remote Sensing and Data-Model FusionGeographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Big Data AnalysisUrban Environmental and Public HealthHuman-Environment Spatiotemporal InteractionSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Zhang, Xiaohu : Shared MobilityUrban SimulationUrban Data Science

Zhao, Zhan : Urban Computing and Spatiotemporal Data MiningHuman Mobility and Travel BehaviorPublic Transit and Shared Mobility on Demand Systems

Zhou Yulun : Urban Complex Systems and Spatial Data MiningSpatial Cognition and Human Inspired ComputingOperations Research and Decision Science for Smart Cities

Guo Cui : Global healthBuilt environmentAir pollutionClimate changeCombined effectPublic HealthCohort studyChronic and infectious diseases

Zhu, Jin : Span housing and land policyurbanisation and migrationsustainable built environment and urban governance

XUE, Fan : urban computingurban sensingurban semantics in 3D point cloudsmachine learningoptimization algorithmBIMGISIoT

LOO, Becky P.Y. : information and communication technologiesspatial analysistransport and societyeconomic geography

Shunlin Liang : Remote sensing physical modeling and inversionGlobal satellite product generationEarth’s Energy BudgetGlobal and regional environmental changes

Lishan Ran : Riverine Carbon CycleGreenhouse Gas EmissionsSoil Erosion and Carbon ExportChemical Weathering and CO2 consumptionSediment Transport and River Channel Change

CHEN, Wendy Yan : ecological economicsenvironmental economics

LIN, George Chu Sheng : urban and regional development in Chinaeconomic geography

LI, Jinbao : climate changepaleo climatedrought

KOH, Keumseok : health/medical geographyGISurban planning

LAM, Yun Fat : climate change and air qualityair quality modeling

ZHANG, Hongsheng : smart cities and sustainable developmentremote sensing of urban environment

Frank van der Wouden : InnovationCollaborationTechnological changeCitiesImpact of distance on socio-economic activityComputational social scienceEconomic growthMobilityNetwork ScienceMachine Learning

Bo Huang : Spatiotemporal data analyticsSatellite image fusionEnvironmental monitoringIntegrated spatial planning

Yongsung LEE : Sustainable urbanizationInformation and Communication TechnologyEmerging mobility services and technologyLocation choiceurban formand spatial structureAttitudespreferencesand lifestyles of young adults

Junxi Qian : Public SpaceUrban Studies & Urban TheoryIndigenous People & Indigenous ModernityReligionCultural Economic GeographyPlace and Place Politics

Yanjia Cao : Medical Geography

Patrick Adler : Creative EconomyEntertainment IndustriesUrban EvolutionUrban TechnologyInnovation and Entrepreneurship

Ben A Gerlofs : Urban GeographyPolitical GeographyCultural GeographyHistorical Geography

Zhenci Xu : Sustainable Development GoalsFood-energy-water-carbon nexusFootprintChina developmentHuman environment interactionsEcologyEcosystem service

Wesley Attewell : the intersection of human geographyAmerican studiesand Asian diaspora studies to map the transnational geographies of US empire-building from the Cold War into the present

Junran (Jimmy) Li : aeolian processgrasslandwild fireGIShydrologygeochemistrysurface processisotopes

ZHU, Peng : Agroecosystem modelingClimate change impacts and adaptationEnvironmental remote sensingFood-water-carbon nexus

City University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: CityU
Unit: Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Description: The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong has a multi-disciplinary background. At present, teachers who study GIS are mainly concentrated in the Department of Architecture. The application of GIS in urban planning and design, construction engineering and other fields is currently receiving attention. The department offers taught postgraduate master's programs in civil and architectural engineering, construction management, urban design, and regional planning. Research masters and doctorates are also enrolled. Recent research directions mainly include civil and environmental engineering, transportation, hydrology, surveying, architecture, urban design and planning, etc.

LU, Yi : Spatial analysisEnvironment-behavior studybuilt environment and healthhealthcare facilities

CHOW, Andy : data analytics and artificial intelligencecooperative intelligent transport systemspublic transport operationssmart cities and mobilityurban transport analytics

LI Xin : Land and housing policybrownfieldsland use regulationpolicy evaluation

LO Siu Ming : spatial planning for pedestrian movement and evacuation modelingurban and land use planningbuilding developmentconstruction management and fire safety engineering

TALAMINI Gianni : Symbiotic UrbanismUrban RiversTypomorphologyPedestrianisationEnvironment-Behavior StudiesSpatial Justice

ZHENG Hao : Machine LearningData Mining and AnalysisPrediction and SimulationUrban Big DataUrban ModelingUrban Form-FindingAI-Generated Content (AIGC)Creative AIAI DesignerData-Driven DesignComputational DesignParametric Design

TSOU Jin Yeu : Green Building Design and TechnologyLow-carbon and Carbon Neutrality Development and StrategiesSustainable Building Design and Urban PlanningBuilding Performance Design and SimulationUrban Data Analytics and Energy ModelAI and Intelligent Systemsand Urban Housing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: HKUST
Unit: Division of Environment and Sustainability
Description: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology does not have a department of geography and GIS-related majors, but in the Division of Environment and Sustainability, some teachers use GIS and remote sensing to simulate environmental processes, focusing on environmental science and sustainable development issues.

Jimmy W M CHAN : GISSpatial analysis and modelingRemote sensingComputer graphicsSimulation and numerical optimization

Alexis K H LAU : Geophysical data analysisweather and climatesatellite remote sensing applications

Zhi NING : Environmental sensor technology and algorithm developmentSensor and sensor network applicationUrban air quality and built environmentCombustion emission and impact on roadside air qualityPersonal exposure and environmental health

Jimmy C H FUNG : geophysical data analysesnumerical weather predictionprognostic flow modelsdiagnostic models

Dasa GU : satellite remote sensing

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: CUHK
Unit: Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM);Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS)
Description: Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top geography departments at the forefront of geography education and research in Asia. We offer a wide range of programmes from bachelor to doctorate levels and have trained high calibre graduates contributing to society. Our departmental staff members also serve as directors of three research institutes in the University, namely the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Institute of Future Cities, and Institute of Space and Earth Information Science. The Department of Geography has fostered an active postgraduate research programme at both the MPhil and PhD levels. There are currently over 20 MPhil and PhD candidates undertaking research in a variety of fields that reflects the broad range of interests and skills of staff members and the facilities of the Department. In addition, over 50 students are studying in the Taught Master's Programmes. [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Master of Philosophy Stream)]( [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Doctor of Philosophy Stream)]( [Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Smart Cities]( Master of Social Science in Sustainable Tourism Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) was established in 2005. It was developed on the base of the Joint Laboratory for GeoInformation Science (JLGIS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences & The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ISEIS consists of three major units: research, education and training, and technology development. Master of Science in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management(Full Time & Part Time) [MPhil-PhD Programme in Earth System and GeoInformation Science (Full Time & Part Time)](;Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top geography departments at the forefront of geography education and research in Asia. We offer a wide range of programmes from bachelor to doctorate levels and have trained high calibre graduates contributing to society. Our departmental staff members also serve as directors of three research institutes in the University, namely the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Institute of Future Cities, and Institute of Space and Earth Information Science. The Department of Geography has fostered an active postgraduate research programme at both the MPhil and PhD levels. There are currently over 20 MPhil and PhD candidates undertaking research in a variety of fields that reflects the broad range of interests and skills of staff members and the facilities of the Department. In addition, over 50 students are studying in the Taught Master's Programmes. [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Master of Philosophy Stream)]( [M.Phil.-Ph.D. in GRM (Doctor of Philosophy Stream)]( [Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Smart Cities]( Master of Social Science in Sustainable Tourism Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) was established in 2005. It was developed on the base of the Joint Laboratory for GeoInformation Science (JLGIS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences & The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ISEIS consists of three major units: research, education and training, and technology development. Master of Science in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management(Full Time & Part Time) [MPhil-PhD Programme in Earth System and GeoInformation Science (Full Time & Part Time)](

Mei-Po Kwan : environmental healthhuman mobilityhealthy citiessocial justiceand GIScience

CHEN YONGQIN, DAVID : Hydrologic Analysis and ModelingHydroclimatology and Climate ChangeWater Resources ManagementEnvironmental Assessment and Sustainability

Peifeng Ma : deep learning for Geo-analysisSARremote sensing

Jianfa Shen : urbanization and migration analysisspatial population modelinginter-city competition and cooperationurban and regional developmentpearl river delta and China

Tung Fung : digital image analysisspatial modelingland cover change detection

Ying He : transportationplanning and policytravel behavioractivity-based modelingGIS/spatial analysisurban and regional economics

XU Jiang : State spaces and politics of scaleIntercity railway planning in China's mega-city regionsEnvironmental elements in China's urban planning systemUrban and regional development/governance in ChinaUrban planningurban land use and spatial transformationPearl River Delta Studies

CHEN YONGQIN, DAVID : Hydrologic Analysis and ModelingHydroclimatology and Climate ChangeWater Resources ManagementEnvironmental Assessment and Sustainability

CHUNG KING LAM, CALVIN : Geographies of state restructuringPolitics and practice of spatial planningPolitical ecology and environmental policy

KAN ZIHAN : Geographic Information Science (GIS)Environmental HealthSpatiotemporal AnalysisTransportation GeographyTravel Behavior

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
City: Hong Kong
Abbreviation: PolyU
Unit: Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics (LSGI)
Description: The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is one of the world-renowned geospatial information science departments. For many years, it has devoted itself to research in surveying and mapping, remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, digital mapping, and urban information science. LSGI offers two MSc Programs,Master of Science in geomatics which operates for years, and Master of Science in urban informatics and smart cities which just operates since 20fall. These two are 1-2 years program. PhD and Mphil are also applicable. It usually takes four years for applicants with a bachelor's degree, and three years for applicant with a master’s degree. There are few MPhil places in the department, and research students are generally doctoral students.

SHI, Wen-zhong, John : urban informatics for smart citiesGIScience and remote sensingmobile mapping technologyand 3D and dynamic GIS modeling

LI, Zhi-lin : cartographyGIS-Based spatial data modelingfeature extraction from remote sensing images

WU, Bo : photogrammetry and robotic visionplanetary mapping and planetary science3D GIS and applications

PUN, Cheng Shuk-ching, Lilian : intelligent transport systemcartographic visualizationspatial analysisspatial networking

LIU, Xin-tao : GISciencecomplex networktransportation geographyurban computing

XU, Yang : GIScienceurban informaticsmobilitytransportation

ZHUGE, Cheng-xiang, Tony : spatial analysis and modelingactivity-based travel demand modelingsmart citiesland use and transport interactionagent-based modelingcomplex urban system

ZHU, Xiao-lin : remote sensing and geospatial analysiswith focusing on missing data reconstructionspatiotemporal data fusionclassificationchange detectionland surface information retrievaland applications of Geoscience in urban and ecological studies

JIA, Peng : Spatial lifecourse epidemiologyhealth geographyobesityhealth caresspatial technology


Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
City: Haifa
Abbreviation: Technion
Unit: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Description: Technion offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Mapping and Geo-Information. Graduate degrees offered include: - Master of Science in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering - Master of Engineering in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering - PhD – Doctor of Philosophy Technion also offers the masters degree in urban and regional planning with thesis and non-thesis options. More information for prospective international students can be found here.

Sagi Dalyot : VGIparticipatory mappingGISmapping and metadata standardlocation-based servicespatial data integrationnavigationbuilt-environment

Gilad Even-Tzur : Geodetic NetworksGNSSgeodynamics

Sagi Filin : laser-scanningimage processingGIS

Jack Haddad : traffic flowtraffic controlcontrol theoryoptimal controlmodel predictive controltraffic flow simulationshybrid systemslarge-scale transportation networks

Fadi Kizel : remote sensing data and algorithm

Yoram Shiftan : transportation systemtravel behavioractivity-based modeling,transportataion and qualitytransport economicstransport project appraisal

Maxim Shoshany : remote sensingspatial dynamicsGISlandscape ecologyImage processinghyper-spectral imaging

Tomer Toledo : driver behaviortraffic simulationintelligent traffic systemstransmission networks

Tel Aviv University
City: Tel Aviv
Abbreviation: TAU
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The research fields in the geography department at Tel Aviv University include city, environment and planning, geoinformatics, and climate and water resource. The department offers B.A., M.A. and PhD. programs and a special program for outstanding students, which allows them to take an active role in our research laboratories.

Dror Avisar : industrial and hospital wastewaterindustrial fish pondseffluent irrigated fieldsriver streams and groundwater

Eyal Ben-Dor : hyperspectral remote sensingsoil spectroscopy

Itzhak Benenson : geosimulation and spatial analysis of urban and regional phenomenaspatial big data analysispublic transport and parking in the city

Alexandra Chudnovsky : monitoring the urban air quality using combinedpassive and active remote sensing means

Tova Fenster : just and sustainable citiesurban geographyarts in urban planning

Moshe Givoni : mobility and transportationpolicy and economics

Revital Hatuka : city design in digital agecity regenerationvision and the future citypublic sphere and social dynamics

Itzhak Omer : urban geographyurban morphologyurban dynamicsspatial behavior and cognitionspatial network and modelingurban dynamics'

Hadas Saaroni : synoptic climatologyregional climatologyclimate changeurban climatologyapplied climatology

Ben-Gurion University
City: Eilat
Abbreviation: BGU
Unit: Department of Geography and Environmental Development
Description: The Ben-Gurion University operates research projects in urban studies, geoinformatics and environmental studies. It grants MA and PhD degrees.

Eran Ben-El : behavioral economicsserious gamingagent-based simulation modelsbig data analyticsVR

Dan Blumberg : environmental remote sensinghyperspectralsynthetic aperture radaraeolian geomorphologyanomaly detectiontarget acquisition

Itai Kloog : GISgeostatisticssatellite-based exposure model developmentenvironmental exposure assessmentenvironmental epidemiology looking

Tal Svoray : water erosionsoilagricultureclimateecosystemnon-linear interactions and fingerprints of ecosystem healthplanted forest in Isaral facing climate change

Meidad Kisinger : urban sustainabilityenvironmental policiessustainability science

Evyatar Erell : water-sensitive urban designhuman thermal comfortvisual comfort in buildingsmodeling the urban micro-cliamteurban vegetationenergy conservation in bulidingspassive heating and cooling of buildings

Oren Yiftachel : critical geographiesland regimesplanning theorysocial justice and spaceethnic minorities and indigenous peoplesplanning theory

Nurit Alfasi : planning processcommunity and housingcommunity areas

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
City: Jerusalem
Abbreviation: HUJ
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: There is a 1-year English-taught master of arts degree program for international students in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This program is for social science students who want to acquire a broad-based understanding of contemporary urban development utilizing state of the art techniques in spatial analysis. No prior knowledge of GIS, remote sensing or spatial information systems is assumed.


University of Tsukuba
City: Tsukuba
Abbreviation: -
Unit: School of Earth Science
Description: The School of Earth Science at the University of Tsukuba offers master’s and doctoral programs, including the spatial information science major. Students of this major utilize GIS, remote sensing, quantitative geography, spatial statistics, regional geography, and other skills to study different topics. The department has both Japanese and English instruction options, and for the English option, language scores need to be provided (TOEFL or IELTS are accepted), and an entrance test (written test) and oral test (interview) are required. The written test mainly examines the GIS-related knowledge, and the oral test focuses on study plans and academic backgrounds.

Michiaki Sugita : GISremote sensingland-atmosphere interactionclimatehydrology

Yuji Murayama : GISurban studiestransportationspatial analysis

Hiroyuki Kusaka : numerical simulationurban climateglobal warmingcomputational geography

Takehiro Morimoto : GISagriculturehuman geography

Tokyo Metropolitan University
City: Tokyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is a research university located in Tokyo, Japan. Its geography department has master’s and doctorate degree programs. Academic groups in this department include climatology, quaternary geomorphology, environmental geography, urban and human geography, and GIScience. Among them, the research direction of GIScience includes the application of GIS/RS in urban planning, climate research, hydrogeography, numerical simulation, hazard assessment, and other domains.

Hiroshi Matsuyama : GIShydrologymeteorology

Yoshiki Wakabayashi : GISurban studiesspatial analysis

Naoto Yabe : quantitative geographyurban geography

Daichi Nakayama : GISnatural hazardsphysical geography

Chiba University
City: Chiba
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Center for Environmental Remote Sensing
Description: The Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS) at Chiba University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. The center’s research programs are in three major modules, namely: 1) remote sensing technology and algorithms, 2) applications of geographic information science, and 3) advanced applications of satellite imagery.

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo : remote sensingdrone technologyalgorithms of remote sensing

Hitoshi Irie : earth system scienceclimate change

Atsushi Higuchi : geoinformaticsland-atmosphere interactionclimate science

Yoshiaki Honda : remote sensingecology

Akihiko Kondoh : GISremote sensingnatural hazardhydrologyphysical geographymodeling

Ryutaro Tateishi : satellite image processingland changeland cover

Hiroaki Kuze : atmospheric remote sensingclimate changenovel optical sensorspublic health

Sophia University
City: Chiyoda
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Description: The graduate programs of the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies at the Sophia University include master's and doctoral degrees. This school's research focuses include sustainable development and ecosystems.

Sumiko Anno : Public HealthEnvironmental HealthSpatial Information Science

Rissho University
City: Tokyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The Department of Geography of the Faculty of Geo-Environmental Sciences at the Risho University offers a master's degree and a doctorate degree. Research themes of the graduate school are mainly based on the humanities and social sciences, which can be grouped into three categories, namely the regional system research, industrial regional research, and geoinformatics/environmental education research.

Yousuke Komatsu : GeomorphologyHydrologyDisaster ScienceGIS

Atsushi Suzuki : GISCartographyLand Use

Midori Hara : HydrologyPhysical GeographyGIS

Nagoya University
City: Nagoya
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Description: The Graduate School of Environmental Studies at the Nagoya University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Its research themes are mainly in the following fields: 1) Earth and Environmental Science, 2) Urban Environmental Science, and 3) Social and Environmental Research. There are two affiliated research centers, namely: 1) the Earthquake and Volcano Research Center, 2) Sustainable Development Education Research Center.

Hiroshi Tanimoto : Earth ObservationAtmospheric ChemistryEnvironmental ScienceGlobal Biogeochemistry

Hirohiko Masunaga : Satellite meteorology and climatologyTropical convection and large-scale dynamicsDevelopment of satellite data simulators and cloud model evaluation

Takafumi Kato : Spatial econometricsSpatial statistics

Hokkaido University
City: Sapporo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Group of Informatics for Remote Sensing
Description: The Group of Informatics for Remote Sensing at the Hokkaido University offers master's and doctoral degree programs. This group mainly utilizes remote sensing to study global and regional issues.

Takeo Tadono : Remote SensingLand cover and useEcosystem

Hiroshi Murakami : Algorithm Development and Validation of GCOM-C productsSatellite Optical Sensor Calibration

Kei Shiomi : Remote SensingGOSAT calibration and data processing

Tomomichi Kato : Plant EcologySolar induced Chlorophyll FluorescenceForest BiomassEcological ModelingClimate Change

Keio University
City: Minato Ku
Abbreviation: -
Unit: GIS Lab
Description: The Keio University operates a GIS Lab which hosts master's and doctoral degree programs. People in this lab mainly use GIS techniques to study real-world environmental problems and evaluate related policies. The Department of Economics has instructors who do research in economic geography. Undergraduate students have the opportunities of joining their advisors' research labs (zemi) in their third year to learn specialized content related to economic geography. Masters and doctoral students should choose a supervisor.

Hiromichi Fukui : Global EnvironmentLand StudyUrban AnalysisSpacial Information

Tomoyuki Furutani : Spatial StatisticsSpatial EconometricsTourismUrban Transportation Planning

Wanglin Yan : Science of Spacial InformationRegional Planning

Masanao Takeyama : Remote SensingEcology

Kawabata Mizuki : Spatial Information ScienceEconomic GeographyUrban and Regional Policy

Takeyama Masanao : Economic GeographyConsumer StudyUrban Media Design

Tohoku University
City: Sendai
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Disaster Geo-informatics Lab;School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Description: The Disaster Geoinformatics Laboratory of the Tohoku University offers master's and doctorate degree programs. The research theme of this lab is natural disasters. It carries out various simulations on natural disasters, and it also utilizes remote sensing to extract and identify disaster information.;

Shunichi Koshimura : Remote SensingDiaster PredictionTsunami Numerical ModelingGIS

Erick Mas : Tsunami Numerical ModelingAgent Based ModelingRemote Sensing and GIS for Damage and Risk AssessmentApplications of UAV or Drones for Disaster Research

University of Tokyo
City: Bunkyo
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Center for Spatial Information Science
Description: The Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) at the University of Tokyo offers master's and doctoral degree programs. This center has trained many Asian talents in GIS and RS industries in the early years. The research themes of this center are related to spatial information science with various subfields like GIS, RS, Geomatics, and HCI.

Takashi Oguchi : Physical GeographyGeomorphologyGeologyGIS

Shibasaki Ryosuke : Development of Sensor systems and Algorithms for Automated Spatial Data AcquisitionReconstruction of Spatio-Temporal ChangesSpatial Agent Models

Takaaki Takahashi : Urban and Regional EconomicsEconomic GeographySpatial Economics

Yukio Sadahiro : GISSpatial AnalysisAnalysis of Human-Environment SystemFacility Location and Route Planning

Yasushi Asami : Urban Housing TheoryUrban Planning & AnalysisResidential EnvironmentGIS

Satoru Nakajo : Estimation and Distribution of Road UpdateSpatial TopologyGIS

Xuan Song : Artificial IntelligenceData MiningUrban ComputingGIS

Takahiko Kusakabe : Transportation and Big DataMobility Sensing

Hisatoshi AI : StatisticsGISSpatial AnalysisVisualization

Hiroyuki Miyazaki : GISRemote Sensing for Socio-economicsApplications to Sustainable Development


Sungkyunkwan University
City: Suwon
Abbreviation: -
Unit: School of Civil, Architectural and Environmental System Engineering
Description: SKKU is the oldest university in South Korea. Its predecessor was the royal school of the Joseon kingdom established in 1398. The School of Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering has geographic information engineering and smart construction majors with research topics like transportation energy, geographic information engineering, and smart cities. The School of Landscape Architecture also has some related programs, which are affiliated with the environment and climate majors. Some of the research topics include GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geostatistics, and their applications in transportation, ecology, and landscape planning. The School of Water Resources also has GIS-related majors. Their research is related to the application of GIS technology in water resources management and analysis. These above-mentioned majors are all with three types of degree programs: master's, doctoral, and the master-doctorate joint program. Classes are mainly taught in Korean, and only a few courses are taught in English. Therefore, Korean language requirements (TOPIK test level 3) and English requirements (TOEFL 71 or IELTS 5.5) are required.

Choi Minha : climate modelingapplied GISecohydrologyremote sensing

Yun Hongsic : land-based mobile mappingdigital mapsoceanographyenergy

Chin Sang Yoon : building informaticssmart constructionmodelingBIMsmart city

Choi Hye Young : landscape architectureurban design

Kim Donyun : smart citydigial city media

Kim Jeeyeop : smart cityurban informatics

Kim Sungah : design informaticsmulti-layered spatial informationsmart cityspatial dataBIM

Korea University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Environmental GIS/RS Lab
Description: Korea University is one of the three most prestigious universities in Korea (known as SKY). Its Environmental GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory (EGISRS, affiliated to the Department of Climate and Environment]( ) and [Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering) has many scientific projects related to GIS and remote sensing. This lab can grant masters and doctoral degrees. Lab members and students utilize GIS and RS technologies to study earth observation data, sustainable development, river changes, forestry, and climate change.

Woo-Kyun Lee : GISremote sensingenvironment

Anyang University
City: Anyang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Urban Information Engineering
Description: Anyang University is a private university in South Korea. It has a Department of Urban Information Engineering under the School of Urban Environment and Biotechnology. This department hosts GIS-related majors. In 2006, the South Korean Ministry of Transportation and Construction designated this department as one of the key departments for the development of GIS education in South Korea. This department can grant master's and doctoral degrees, and the graduate programs of urban information engineering are also directed by the General Graduate School.

Jong Wook Ahn : spatial analysissmart city

Dong Bin Shin : remote sensingurban environmentland coverspatial information

Min-Sook Lee (Yi) : GISurban environmentcity informatics

Kyungil University
City: Gyeongsan
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics Engineering
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics Engineering at KIU is affiliated with the School of Engineering and offers master's and doctorate degrees in geospatial information and engineering. Research directions include GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geodesy, etc, and application domains include climate, urban planning, civil engineering, and natural disaster prevention. The language requirement is TOEFL 80 or IELTS 5.5 for English, or TOPIK level 3 for the Korean language.

Jae-Seong Ahn : GISspatial analysisgeovisualizationmobile mappingweb mapping

Soohee Han : remote sensingLiDARspatial information

Hyunsung Kim : network securityubiquitous computinggeoinformatics

Chang-Ki Hong : geodesyremote sensingionosphere modeling

Seoul National University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Description: Seoul National University is one of the three SKY (most prestigious universities) in South Korea. Its Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering operates the graduate program in Spatial Informatics Engineering. The duration of master's programs is generally 2 years, and the duration of doctoral programs is generally 3-4 years. The joint master-doctoral program is generally 4-5 years. There are English or Korean options for instructional languages. Language proficiencies are required for admission (English: TOEFL 80 or above, or IELTS 6 or above; Korean: TOPIK level 3). There are 2 research clusters, namely remote sensing engineering, and GIS/LBS. The main directions of remote sensing engineering are satellite sensor modeling, image processing, photogrammetry, GPS, LiDAR, and surveying. The main directions of GIS/LBS include GIS/CAD integration, spatial database, location-based service, and moving object tracking. In addition, the department also has related majors in urban planning, transportation planning, and geo-environmental engineering.

Kim Yongil : remote sensinggeodesyGPS

Yu Kiyun : GISlocation-based servicedecision makingmap-based city information visualizationspatial analysis

Kwon Young-Sang : urban designurban studiesurban planning

Jung Chang Mu : urban planningurban policy

Jige Quan : urban planningcity energy

University of Seoul
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Department of Geoinformatics
Description: The Department of Geoinformatics of at the University of Seoul is affiliated to the College of Urban Science. It grants master's and doctoral degrees. The main research directions are GIS, applied GIS, LIS (land information systems), cadastre, geodesy, GPS, surveying, photogrammetry, and remote sensing.

KOH Junehwan : urban studiesurban informaticsparticipatory GIScommunity mapping

JUN Chulmin : transportationurban planningspatial analysisWebGISGIS developmentspatial database

CHOI Yun Soo : coordinatessurveyingcadastral resurveygeodesy

Hyung-Sup Jung : remote sensingnatural hazardsforestry

LEE Impyeong : indoor modelingmulti-sensorsmart vehiclescomputer vision

CHO Seongkil : geoinformaticstraffictransportation

Lee Jiyeong : micro-spatial dataspatial awarenessurban informatics

Yonsei University
City: Seoul
Abbreviation: -
Unit: SCSI Lab
Description: Yonsei University is one of the three prestigious universities (SKY) in South Korea. Its Spatial Computing for Sustainable Infrastructure Lab (SCSI) is a part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering). It is a research group that uses mapping, surveying, spatial information science, geo-data science and other methods to study sustainable development and its infrastructure. This lab is in cooperation with Oregon State University, University of Southern California, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and many tech companies such as Microsoft, NRF, and KICT. The laboratory can grant master's and doctoral degrees.

Joon Heo : mappingspatial data sciencespatial information


University of Science Malaysia
City: Gelugor
Abbreviation: USM
Unit: School of Humanities
Description: The University of Science Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM) is a public research university located in the coastal area of Penang in western Malaysia. The School of Humanities at this university has a MS program in GIS which helps students develop skills in GIS principles and applications. The degree requires a total of 40 credits, of which 20 credits are for classes (including GIS, location and spatial analysis, remote sensing, etc.), and 20 credits are for a thesis.

Narimah Samat : GISland useterritory planning

Anisah Lee Abdullah : environmental remote sensingcoastal geographycoral reef

Wan Mohd Muhiyuddin Wan Ibrahim : spatial analysisnatural hazard

University Technology Malaysia
City: Johor
Abbreviation: UTM
Unit: Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying
Description: The main campus of University Technology Malaysia (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM) is located in Johor Bahru, the southernmost part of the Malay Peninsula. It is a public research university. Its School of Built Environment and Surveying offers an MS program in Geoinformatics. The main training directions include GIS principles, GIS system components, GIS computer software, and geospatial data processing, etc. Required core courses include geospatial databases, spatial analysis, spatial data management, cartographic visualization, computer programming, and GIS application development. There are totally 45 credits, including 8 credits for a research topic.

Anuar bin Hj. Ahmad : geoinformaticsareal photogrammetrydrone

Kasturi Devi Kanniah : remote sensingaerosolsvegetation

Zulkepli bin Majid : remote sensing3D modeling

Nurul Hazrina binti Idris : climate changemarine remote sensing

Muhammad Zulkarnain Abd Rahman : remote sensingnatural hazardrisk assessment

University Putra Malaysia
City: Serdang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Description: The Faculty of Engineering offers a course-based Master of Remote Sensing and GIS, a research-based Master of GIS and a research-based Master of Geospatial Engineering. It also operates doctoral degrees in geospatial engineering.


National University of Singapore
City: Singapore
Abbreviation: NUS
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The Department of geography of the University of Singapore has a master's degree in Applied GIS and a doctor's degree in geography. The main teaching and scientific research contents of this direction include GIS data processing, spatial programming, environmental modeling, network GIS and big data analysis. The Department is characterized by wide coverage and high degree of freedom. Project track and thesis track can be selected for master's projects, which are closely combined with environmental science.

Nawaz Muhammad : sediment source identificationerosionsedimentationrenewable energymulticriteria evaluationand GIS applications in decision making

Tang Hao : the use of satellite for mapping and monitoring terrestrial ecosystem dynamics under the changing climate and land useMost of my worklinking remote sensing datamathematic model and ground surveyaims to characterize spatial-temporal changes of 3D vegetation structure and its impact on nature and human society

FENG, Chen-Chieh : spatial data modeling and spatial information theoryCyberinfrastructureGIS and education

YAN, Yingwei : spatial big data analyticscitizen GISciencevolunteered geographic information

WANG, Yi-Chen : GIS and remote sensing applicationsspatial epidemiology

Luo Wei : Infectious disease surveillance and controlinternational trade and supply chaingeovisual analyticsagent-based modelingsocial networkAI and machine learning

LUO, Xiangzhong (Remi) : terrestrial carbon cycleeddy covariancedynamic vegetation modelsleaf traits

Filip Biljecki : urban analytics3D city modelingmachine learningspatial data qualitydigital twins


Asian Institute of Technology
City: Khlong Luang
Abbreviation: -
Unit: College of Engineering and Technology
Description: The Asian Institute of Technology is a graduate school located in Thailand. It has no undergraduate programs but only master's and doctoral programs. It hosts master and doctoral programs in remote sensing and GIS, including the Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and the postgraduate certificate. The master's degree encourages applicants from different backgrounds, and especially, those with a bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, civil engineering, earth sciences, forestry, and social sciences are welcomed. Applicants for doctoral degrees must have a master's degree in GIS or remote sensing.

Sarawut Ninsawat : WebGIS

Kiyoshi Honda : remote sensingimage processingterrain modeling

Nitin Kumar Tripathi : health GISenvironmentremote sensing

Apichon Witayangkurn : big spatial datareal-time monitoring

Hiroyuki Miyazaki : GISremote sensingenergynatural hazard

Salvator G. P. Virdis : remote sensingapplied geology

Ryosuke Shibasaki : GPSmobile phonesspatial information

Masahika Nagai : mobile mapping ontologyGISspatial information engineering

Taiwan, China

National Cheng Kung University
City: Tainan
Abbreviation: NCKU
Unit: Department of Geomatics
Description: The Department of Geomatics at NCKU is one of the leading GIS programs in Taiwan. The department offers BSc, MSc and PhD degrees to Taiwanese students, and MSc and PhD degrees to international students. Research areas in this department include: geodesy, navigation, GNSS, surveying, remote sensing, LiDAR technology, cyber cities, computer graphics, geospatial analytics, cartography, and earth and environmental sciences.

Chung-Yen Kuo : geodesyclimatesea level changeGNSS

Yi-Hsing Tseng : geomaticsGIS

Ming Yang : navigationGPSgeodesygeospatial technology

Kai-Wei Chiang : navigationsurveyingsensorssignal processing

Chao-Hung Lin : remote sensing3D cloud modelingGIScomputer graphics

Chi-Kuei Wang : remote sensinggeostatisticsspatial analysisocean colorLiDAR

Jiann-Yeou Rau : remote sensingdigital photogrammetrydigital mapping

Jung-Hong Hong : spatial databasemobile GISopen GISgeo-data managementspatial theory

Jaan-Rong Tsay : signal processingcomputer visionremote sensingautomated cartography

Kuo-En Ching : geodesyearthquake potentialcrustal deformation

Hone-Jay Chu : spatial data scienceapplied GISground watergeostatisticsenvironmental management

Hsueh-Chan Lu : data miningmachine learninglocation-based service

Chih-Da Wu : forestryair pollution modelinghealth

Pei-Fen Kuo : spatial statisticsGIS applicationdata miningspatiotemporal analytics

National Taiwan University
City: Taipei
Abbreviation: NTU
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The Department of Geography at NTU offers Master and PhD degrees to international students. The requirements for international degree seekers can be seen here: There are 4 research clusters in this department, namely physical geography, human geography, GIS, and resource management.

Huang, Jr-Chuan : GISdigital terrain analysishydrology

Jou, Sue-Ching : city plansAsian global cities

Lay, Jinn-Guey : cartographyspatial cognitiongeographic information

Li, Mei-Hui : pollutionenvironmental ecologyhuman health

Lin, Jen-Jia : transportationland usecity health issues

Wen, Tzai-Hung : geospatial analysishealth geographyapplied geographymodelling

Huang, Cho-Ying : remote sensingecosystembiogeochemistry

Chuang, Ray Y : application of geodesy and geoinformaticstopographic evolutiongeomorphology

National Central University
City: Taoyuan
Abbreviation: NCU
Unit: Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
Description: The NCU offers an English-based Master of Science in Remote Sensing Science and Technology ( for international students. The program consists of two groups: the Remote Sensing Group, which focuses on the fundamentals of remote sensing science and application development, including active and passive remote sensing data acquisition, processing, and analysis, and the Geoinformatics Group, which applies the remote sensing techniques to various domains including photogrammetric imagery processing, land cover change detection, unmanned aerial vehicle mapping. Under the same unit there is also a doctoral program( related to environmental remote sensing.


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
City: Kharagpur
Abbreviation: IIT-KGP
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The IIT-Kharagpur does not have a GIS-specific postgraduate program, but many other master's programs are related to geoinformatics or requiring intensive GIS/RS trainings, such as the Earth System Science, City Planning, Environmental Engineering, Exploration Geoscience, and Water Resource Management.
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
City: Dehradun
Abbreviation: IIRS
Unit: -
URL: -
Description: The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is a government-owned institution under the Indian Space Research Organization. It operates a Master of Tech in Remote Sensing program in collaboration with Andhra University, and a Master of Science in Geoinformation and Earth Observation program in collaboration with ITC at University of Twente.
Panjab University
City: Chandigarh
Abbreviation: PU
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The geography department at Panjab University offers a MSc in GIS program as well as several Graduate Diploma programs in geoinformatics and remote sensing.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
City: Mumbai
Abbreviation: IITB
Unit: Department of Civil Engineering;Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering;Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering
Description: The IIT-Bombay offers a master's degree in remote sensing under its civil engineering department. The specializations include: Global positioning system; Geographic information system, Space geodesy; Remote sensing; Surveying; Runoff modelling of watersheds; Optimization of water distribution systems. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering also operates GIS-related MTech and PhD programs.;The IIT-Bombay offers a master's degree in remote sensing under its civil engineering department. The specializations include: Global positioning system; Geographic information system, Space geodesy; Remote sensing; Surveying; Runoff modelling of watersheds; Optimization of water distribution systems. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering also operates GIS-related MTech and PhD programs.
Savitribai Phule Pune University
City: Pune
Abbreviation: SPPU
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The Savitribai Phule Pune University offers a 2-year MSc in Geoinformatics and a 1-year Graduate Diploma program in GIS and remote sensing, both under its Department of Geography.


Hanoi University of Mining and Geology
City: Hanoi
Abbreviation: HUMG
Unit: NA
Description: The Hanoi University of Mining and Geology offers a master's degree in geomatics and doctoral degree in engineering of surveying and mapping. The instruction language is Vietnamese for the master's degree, and has English option for the doctoral degree.

China Mainland

Chengdu University of Technology
City: Chengdu
Abbreviation: CDUT
Unit: Department of Spatial Information Technology, Faculty of Earth Sciences
Description: The Department of Spatial Information Technology at Chengdu University of Technology covers teaching and research in Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, and Earth Spatial Information Technology.

Gang Liu : Traffic geographic information systemspace networkGIS system research and developmentgeological disaster data analysis and modeling

Jian Wang : Mathematical GeologyRemote Sensing Geology

Xiaoai Dai : Highic spectrum remote sensingremote sensing information extraction and modelingGIS space analysis and drawing

Chao Ma : Research at the intersection of geology and computer sciencethe main research areas are 1Sedimentation and paleoclimate2Geological big data3Artificial Intelligence

Yangtze University
City: Wuhan
Abbreviation: YZU
Unit: Department of Geo-information Science, Faculty of Earth Science
Description: The Faculty of Earth Science at Yangtze University originated from the Beijing Petroleum Industrial School established in 1950, and after several relocations, it is now located in the Wuhan campus.

Li Gongquan : Virtual geographical environmenttime and space information search and results visualizationbased on the remote production monitoring of the Internet of Thingsenergy consumption monitoringetctime and space big data analysis technologyetc

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
City: Guangzhou
Abbreviation: HKUST(GZ)
Unit: Society Hub; Function Hub; System Hub
Description: Urban Governance and Design Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Thrust Thrust of Intelligent Transportation

Ge Lin KAN : Healthy citiesspace epidemiologyhuman space perceptionmetaverse (Metaverse)

Zhen LIU : Atmospheric circulationprecipitationclimate change

Yuxuan LIANG : Smart traffictime and space big data analysismap neural network

Meixin ZHU : Autonomous drivingfair traffic

Sun Yat-sen University
City: Guangzhou
Abbreviation: SYSU
Unit: School of Geographic Sciences and Planning
Description: The School of Geographical Science and Planning of Sun Yat-sen University was founded in October 2002, its predecessor was the Department of Geography of Sun Yat-sen University, which was founded in 1929, and it is the earliest department of geography in China. Field practice, experimental analysis and international exchange are long-standing discipline traditions. The College is the only pilot unit of the "Internationalization Demonstration College Promotion Plan"" of geography subject jointly approved by the State Administration of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education."

Ming Luo : Global changes and extreme weather and climateurban climate and living environmentenvironmental health and space -time big data analysisremote sensing and GIS applications

Xiaoping Liu : Geographical simulationspace intelligence and optimization decision -making

Qian Shi : Digitalization of smart agriculture and agriculturemonitoring of natural resourcesVisual perception and intelligent extraction of rural revitalization

Qinghai Normal University
City: Xining
Abbreviation: QHNU
Unit: School of Geographic Sciences; School of Geographic Sciences
Description: The Department of Geography of Qinghai Normal University was established in 1982. In 2004, it merged with the former Department of Life Sciences to form the College of Life and Geographic Sciences. In July 2017, the College of Geographic Sciences was established. The College adheres to the fundamental task of cultivating morality and cultivating people, strengthens Party building to lead teaching and scientific research work, firmly establishes the purpose of "based on the plateau and serving the ethnic areas", takes training excellent teachers in basic geography education and innovative talents in plateau geography research as its own responsibility, and strives to build a "first-class college in the West and well-known in China" as its goal.

Shi Peijun : Natural geography

Pan Yaozhong : Resources and environmental remote sensingdisaster remote sensingstatistics remote sensing

Cao Guangchao : The surface processecological protection and geographic information system application of the Qinghai -Tibet Plateau

Gao Xiaohong : Analysis of remote sensing application and geographical space data

Jin Xin : Ecological remote sensingenvironment modeling

Shi Peijun : Natural geography

Pan Yaozhong : Resources and environmental remote sensingdisaster remote sensingstatistics remote sensing

Cao Guangchao : The surface processecological protection and geographic information system application of the Qinghai -Tibet Plateau

Gao Xiaohong : Analysis of remote sensing application and geographical space data

Jin Xin : Ecological remote sensingenvironment modeling

Wuhan University
City: Wuhan
Abbreviation: WHU
Unit: School of resource and environmental sciences; School of remote sensing and information engineering; School of geodecy and geomatics; State key laboratory of information engineering in surveying, mapping and remote sensing; Center GNSS; School of urban design
Description: Wuhan University has specialized colleges in areas like environment, remote sensing, surveying, and urban design. It blends science, engineering, and management, offering courses from bachelor's to PhD levels. Its notable departments include the School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, and the School of Geodesy and Geomatics, which are leaders in their fields. The university also features key research centers in surveying, mapping, and remote sensing, as well as satellite navigation. Additionally, it provides advanced programs in urban design and architecture, fostering interdisciplinary education and research. These components make Wuhan University a strong institution for studies and research in these specialized areas.

Teng Fei : Urban geographical big dataecological remote sensing applicationgeographic information science related

Huanfeng Shen : Remote sensing image processingde -cloudreconstructionquality assessment

Shiliang Su : Geographical time and space modeling and visualization: Observe and mining of big data observationsintelligent simulation of social system space -time evolutionhigh -value social scene visualization and reproduction

Min Yang : Digital map automatic drawing theory and methodmobile GIS and location servicedigital channel and electronic sea chart serviceGIS engineering design and developmentetc

Zhongliang Cai : Deep learning and map space mode recognitionintelligent map comprehensivemulti -source map data fusionspace data quality

Tinghua Ai : Spatial cognitionmap scale transformationtime and space knowledge mapmap+artificial intelligence

Deren Li : N/A

Yingbing Li : Big data analysis of time and spacegeological disaster monitoring and early warningmachine learning and data mining

Qiangqiang Yuan : Remote sensing image quality improvementinformation fusion and quantitative remote sensing

Zongqian Zhan : Digital photography measurement and computer visionremote sensing information processing and application

Jiancheng Li : Earth measurementearth gravity field

Jingnan Liu : Earth measurementsatellite navigation

Yibin Yao : GNSS meteorology (modeling of stratum layersionization layers)earth measurement science

Bao Zhang : Use modern land measurement methods to monitor and understand the changes in land ice/water reservesuse GNSS technology to monitor the content of atmospheric water vapor

Xiaohong Zhang : GNSS precision single-point positioning (PPP) theorymodelsmethodstechnologiesand its applicationsGNSS precision positioningspeed measurementtimingorientation and measurement positionGNSS earthquake application (GNSS seismicsfoundation/air-based GNSS atmospheric sensingGNSS-GNSS-Retc)

Xingxing Li : Satellite track and time and space benchmarkseamless real -time positioning indoor and outdoorvision and laser SLAM

Wenbin Shen : Timetable applicationgravity field theory and applicationthree -axis layered earth rotationthe earth's free oscillationearth density model

Hao Ding : N/A

Xingyu Xu : Satellite gravity model model determinationfuture satellite gravity task designglobal super high -level gravity model modelingsatellite gravity detection global system material migrationgravity countermeasures to the earth's internal structure

Shuangxi Zhang : Theory and applications of seismologyStructure and evolution of the Earth’s crust and upper mantleUrban Geophysics StudyForward Modeling and Inversion of Rayleigh WavesGeothermical Activity of Wenchuan EarthquakeSimulation of Multiple Geophysical Fields in Earth Activities

Yudi Pan : Earthquake wave spread and anti -discrimination theory: earthquake all -wave -shaped anti -inventorynoise earthquake imagingenvironmental and engineering seismicsoptical fiber seismologyetcshallow surface earth physics: earthquake surface wave imagingexploration radar (GPR) imagingmulti -source data combinationReflection

Bisheng Yang : Geographical space intelligent and GIS applicationspoint cloud intelligent processing and deep learninglaser scanning measurement and drone

Luliang Tang : Time and space GIStraffic geography information sciencespace -time data acquisition

Xinyan Zhu : Intelligent service of geographical space informationtime and space big data management and analysisspace -time big data modeling and analysislocation perception and calculation

Zhixiang Fang : Public dynamic observation theory and methodtime and space intelligent perception and applicationspace cognition and pedestrian smart navigation

Qingming Zhan : Urban planning informatization and urban planning new technologydigital city smart city technology in urban planning and managementplanning support system (PSS)urban ventilation environment analysis and air duct planningurban ecology and low -carbon citiesurban space formsurban space formsAnd evolutionapplication in urban planning and managementurban remote sensing technologyapplication and management in urban planning and managementlaser remote sensing and applications in ancient building protection

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
City: Beijing
Abbreviation: UCAS
Unit: Institute of Geography; Center for Ecology and Environment; Tibetan Plateau Research Institute; Institute of Botany; Institute of Atmospheric Physics; Center for Space Science; Center for Space Application Engineering and Technology; Institute of Space and Astronautical Information Innovation; etc.
Description: The Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, established in September 1999, was formed by the integration of the Institute of Geography and the Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Its positioning is to address major public welfare scientific and technological issues in the field of resources and the environment related to national development, aiming to become a strategic scientific and technological force for regional sustainable development in China. The goal is to become a leading comprehensive research institution in China in the fields of terrestrial surface processes, regional sustainable development, resource and environmental security, ecosystem, and geographic information systems, and to play an important role in global geographical science, resource science, and ecological construction. The research system includes 7 laboratories and 3 stations, with a national key laboratory and several key laboratories of the Academy. The Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, founded in 1975, has evolved through reforms and development to focus on "national ecological and environmental safety and sustainable development". It is committed to comprehensive research in environmental science, environmental engineering, and ecology, aiming to contribute to China's ecological civilization construction. In 2022, the center actively undertook national major scientific and technological tasks, becoming a domestically leading and internationally renowned eco-environmental research institution. The Tibetan Plateau Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, established in December 2003, is the only national research institution in China dedicated to comprehensive scientific research on the Tibetan Plateau. With the purpose of "leading scientific frontiers, serving national needs, and promoting regional development," it operates under a "one institute, three branches" model, achieving significant results and breakthroughs in environmental changes, continental collision, alpine ecology, and geographic information systems. The institute actively engages in domestic and international cooperation, with multiple national key field stations, positioning itself as a world-class research institution in the Pan-Third Pole research. The Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, formed on July 7, 1998, by merging the Xinjiang Institute of Biology, Soil, and Desert Research and the Xinjiang Geographical Research Institute, focuses on ecological and geographical research in arid regions. It plays a pivotal and leading role in the Central Asian arid region's ecology and environment, focusing on natural resource development, ecological restoration, environmental governance, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable regional development. The institute houses several research units, including the State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, and operates multiple field observation research stations both domestically and internationally, serving as a backbone institution in arid region ecology and environment research. The Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, originally established in 1957, is the only astronomical research institution in Western China. It covers research areas such as pulsar radiation characteristics, stellar formation and evolution, galaxy cosmology, and undertakes major national tasks like deep space exploration. With observatories in Nanshan, Qitai, and other locations, and equipped with radio and optical telescopes, the observatory supports the development of astronomy and related fields in China. The construction of the Qitai Radio Telescope (QTT) marks it as a leading global scientific instrument for frontier astronomical research. The Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Water Resources, originated from the Southwest Geographical Research Laboratory established in 1965, focuses on mountain disasters, the mountain environment, and sustainable mountain development. With key laboratories and research centers, it aims to enhance China's defense against mountain disasters, ensure ecological safety, and promote sustainable development in mountainous areas, contributing significantly to the study and prevention of mountain hazards and the restoration of fragile ecological environments. Each of these institutions plays a crucial role in their respective fields, addressing national development needs, advancing scientific research, and contributing to China's and global sustainable development.
Henan University of Economics and Law
City: Zhengzhou
Abbreviation: HUEL
Unit: College of Resources and Environment
Description: The College of Resources and Environment at Henan University of Economics and Law, founded by academician Li Xiaojian in 2005, offers undergraduate programs in Geographic Information Science, Human Geography and Urban-Rural Planning, and Urban-Rural Planning (five-year program), and master's research directions in Human Geography, Cartography & GIS, Economic Geography, and Urban-Rural Planning. The research focuses on urban-rural planning, economic geography, human geography, etc.

Xiaojian Li : Economicsregional economicsand regional sustainable development research

Genghe Gao : Human GeographyFarmers Geography and Agricultural District Development

Linan Sun : GIS space -time data miningurban climate change and air pollution

Tao Liu : Space relations theoryintegrated GIS and remote sensingGISRS application and development

Northwest A&F University
City: Xianyang
Abbreviation: NWAFU
Unit: College of Resources and Environment; College of Water Conservancy and Architectural Engineering; College of Information Engineering; College of Grassland and Grassland; School of Landscape Arts
Description: Northwest A&F University is directly under the Ministry of Education, the former national "Project 985" and "Project 211" key construction universities, the first batch of national "world-class university and first-class discipline" construction universities. The College of Resources and Environment of Northwest A & F University has established the Department of Geographic Sciences. The undergraduate major is Geographic Information Science, and the postgraduate major is Land resources and Spatial Information Technology (academic Master 0903Z1) and Resource Utilization and Plant Protection (professional Master 095132).

Yanbing Qi : The soil response process under human activitiesthe application of soil resources and remote sensingsoil investigation and classification

Qingfeng Yun : Land resources and space information technologysoil erosion and soil and water conservationecological environment evaluation and planning

Mengyun Liu : Carbon circulation in land ecological recoveryevaluation of ecosystem service functionsland resources utilization and managementresource and environmental monitoring and evaluationremote sensing and GIS applications

Shouzhang Peng : Regional climate changedynamic vegetation changesvegetation ecological modelsremote sensing and GIS applications

Chao Yue : Vegetation processes and their interactions with climate and human activitiesincluding disturbances to natural ecosystems (fire disturbancewind disasterpest disaster)changes in land use and vegetation dynamicsterrestrial ecosystem responses to climate changedynamics and mechanisms of terrestrial carbon balance and its feedback with the climate systemwith a focus on comprehensive computer simulation of vegetationsoilhydrologyand climate processes

Xiaoliang Lv : Remote sensingchlorophyll fluorescenceecosystem carbonwater circulation

Hailong He : Quality and energy transportation in cold and arid areassoil physicsecological hydrologysurface and climate modelingsoil and water conservation and land use changesinstrument and software development

Jing Liu : The acquisition and analysis of agricultural resource remote sensing informationresearch on the quality of cultivated land based on GIS technologythe study of space -time mutation in the nature of cultivated land soilresearch on digital rural construction in rural revitalizationGIS -based system design and development

Jingxi Fu : The application of GIS in the resources and environmentespecially in the field of climate changeland useand the application of soil erosion

Fenling Li : The application of GIS and RS in the field of resources and environmentagricultural quantitative remote sensing

Tao Chen : The application of space information technology in the field of resources and environmentagricultural remote sensing and spectral analysis

Yimin Gao : GIS applicationprecision agricultureresource and environmental information systemfruit tree nutrient resources efficiently

Chutian Zhang : Space analysis theory and methods and its application in soilenvironment and human health

Jincheng Liu : High -precision remote sensing monitoringvegetation space allocation and zoneregional vegetation carbon exchange potential estimation

Tinglong Zhang : Model simulation and data of land vegetation water and carbon fluxvegetation parameters and remote sensing counter -discovery of the surface steamingremote sensor observation of the space -time heterogeneity and scale conversion of the surface parameters

Longcai Zhao : Crop remote sensing identificationtarget recognitionecological environment remote sensing evaluation

Zheng wang : Digital map drawing theory and methodspatial analysis and modelingspace information visualization

Xiaoping Wang : Research on carbon circulation remote sensing of land ecosystemsfocus on the structure of vegetation coronarybiochemical parameters remote sensingecological model (BEPS) ecosystem water carbon circulation simulation and data assimilation

Qingrui Chang : Floor spectrum characteristics test with remote sensing modelsremote sensing image processing and information extractionautomatic classification identificationresource and environmental remote sensing dynamic monitoring and managementregional geographical information system development and three -dimensional landscape modeling

Shikui Sun : Water footprint and virtual water theory and applicationhydrological remote sensing and smart water conservancyand the water carbon process and regulation of agricultural ecosystems in the environment

Yubao Wang : Water footprint evaluation and virtual water managementwater-energy-food bond relationship evaluationoptimization of water-saving agricultural planting structureoptimization of water resourcesagricultural water rights and water prices

Fei Gao : Agricultural water resources regulation and simulationremote sensing technology simulation and application of ecological hydrological processapplication of gravity satellite water literaturejoint regulation and simulation of surface water resources and groundwater resources

Ning Yao : Drought law and process simulationagricultural ecosystem simulation

Zhidao Zhang : Remote sensing technology in the application research of hydrological water resources and agricultural soil and water engineeringhydrological remote sensingsmart water conservancyoptimization of water resourcessmart irrigation management systems and new technologies

Chenfeng Cui : Hydrological cycle (transpiration/evaporationgroundwaterrunoffetc)extreme hydrological phenomena (droughtheavy rainetc)urban hydrology (hydrological law in urbanization)carbon exchange in waters (carbon emissions and discharge of water bodies)smart water conservancy conservancy conservancy conservancy conservancy conservancy conservancy(3S data collectionAI algorithm and big data processingvirtual reality showsoftware and APP development)

Youzhen Xiang : Smart irrigation and crop water and fertilizer efficient usehydrological remote sensingsmart water conservancywater resources planning and evaluation

Yifei Yao : Hydrological remote sensing and informatization (satellite remote sensingdrone remote sensingBeidou remote sensing)soil moisture assimilation and monitoringregional precipitation monitoring and forecastBeidou satellite navigation and positioning

Hongming Zhang : Artificial intelligencesmart agriculturedigital terrain analysisgis and RSerosion evaluation modeling

Jifeng Ning : Visual target trackingdrone remote sensing and satellite remote sensing image analysisbiomedical image image analysis

Rongjie Song : High -spatial resolution satellite remote sensing image interpretationagricultural remote sensing and machine learning

Tao Zhan : Smart interpretation of remote sensing imagesmachine learning and data mining

Jinshi Jian : Soil erosioncarbon circulationremote sensinggeographical information systemsoil qualitydata integrationdata analysis

Chengcheng Gang : Grassland ecologyecosystem remote sensingglobal change ecologyecosystem carbon nitrogen cycle

Kai wang : Public open space planning and designthe application of environmental and public health research based on environmental behavior theoryand the application of geographic information technology in landscape planning and design

Xing Fu : Urban land use -traffic demand -mobile source carbon emissions researchgreen infrastructure and rain flood managementtough citiesplanning support systems

Shihezi University
City: Shihezi
Abbreviation: SHZU
Unit: College of Science
Description: The Shihezi University is located in the city of Shihezi, Xinjiang. It is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. The College of Science at Shihezi University offers the research-oriented master's program in geography with three options of focus: physical geography, human geography, and cartography/geographic information systems. The college also offers professional master's degree programs in geography education, forestry, agricultural informatics, and other related fields.

Songmei Ma : geography educationecologyphysical geography

Chunxiang Zhang : tourism geography

Zhongqin Li : glaciology

Peng Guo : agricultural remote sensing

Lin Liu : geomaticshuman-environmental interactionecologyland cover

Zhengyong Zhang : geography educationphysical geography

Yuejian Wang : rural planningenvironmental geography

Liping Xu : climate modelingglaciologyrural planningland cover

China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
City: Wuhan
Abbreviation: CUG
Unit: School of Geography and Information Engineering
Description: China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) shares its origins with China University of Geosciences (Beijing), exerting a strong influence in the fields of cartography and geological modeling. The School of Geography and Information Engineering is jointly established by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, and the Innovation Research Academy of Precision Measurement Science and Technology, CAS (formerly the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics), combining resources from the former School of Information Engineering, Department of Geographic Sciences of the School of Earth Sciences, and the Department of Regional Planning of the School of Public Management. Officially inaugurated on December 21, 2019, it represents a strategic move by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) to enhance its discipline ecosystem centered around Earth System Sciences.

Xiuguo Liu : Geographical Space Intelligent Modeling and Land Science Process SimulationRemote Sensing Information Smart Extract and Earth Academic Application

Qingfeng Guan : Space -time big dataspace computing intelligencehigh -performance geographical space computingspace perception and calculation

Lunche Wang : Solar radiation and atmospheric environment remote sensingvegetation ecology and global changes remote sensingwater resources and water ecological environment remote sensingurban weather and landscape ecological remote sensing

Jun Li : Highic spectrum remote sensing

Yuanyuan Liu : Machine learning and mode recognitioncomputer vision: emotional calculationmulti -mode interactionsmart transportation

Shengwen Li : Machine learning (natural language processing direction)knowledge mapspace -time big data mining

Zhejiang A&F University
City: Hangzhou
Abbreviation: ZAFU
Unit: School of Environmental and Resource Science, School of Carbon Neutrality
Description: The College of Environment and Resources and the Carbon Neutrality College at [unspecified university] offer disciplines in Agricultural Resources and Environment (Provincial First-Class Discipline B, Key Discipline of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration), Forest Management (Provincial First-Class Discipline A), and other related subjects. They have a primary doctoral program in Agricultural Resources and Environment and a secondary doctoral program in Forest Management. The colleges provide five master's programs: Agricultural Resources and Environment, Forest Management, Resource Utilization and Plant Protection, Forestry (Smart Forestry), and Resources and Environment. At the undergraduate level, they offer four programs: Agricultural Resources and Environment (National First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Site), Environmental Science and Engineering (Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Site), Geographic Information Science (Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Site), and Surveying Engineering (Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Site). The colleges have established the State Key Laboratory for Subtropical Forest Cultivation (co-built), the Subtropical Forest Resource Cultivation and Efficient Utilization Discipline Innovation and Introduction Base (co-built), the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Bamboo Carbon Sink Engineering Research Center, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Forest Ecosystem Carbon Cycling and Carbon Sequestration, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Soil Pollution Bioremediation, and the Provincial Key Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Agricultural, Forestry, and Environmental Resources.

Zhou Guomo : Forest carbon mechanism and increase exchange technologycarbon exchange monitoring and measurement and forest's response to climate change

Wang Yixiang : Forest multi -function operationsagricultural and forestry solid carbon emissionsthe application of drones in agricultural and forestryagricultural and forestry informationization

Du Huaqiang : Forestsespecially bamboo forest resource remote sensing monitoring and their carbon cycle remote sensing quantitative estimation

Chen Guangsheng : Forest managers and global changesglobal changes on China's forest ecosystem productive forcescarbon storage and greenhouse gas time and space dynamics

Ding Lixia : Remote sensing and GIS technology are used in resource and environmental monitoring and management

Chen Yonggang : Geographical information systemincluding digital terrain analysis and digital basin calculationspace big data analysis and space information data mining

Changsha University of Science and Technology
City: Changsha
Abbreviation: CSUST
Unit: School of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering; School of Traffic & Transportation Engineering
Description: Changsha University of Science and Technology, in its School of Water Resources Engineering, focuses on Geographic Information Science, primarily researching theories and technologies related to the acquisition, management, querying, analysis, application, sharing, and visual expression of spatial information. This field serves as a core technology for the information construction of electronic governance, intelligent management, digital cities, and other aspects of informatization. Leveraging the advantages of key (construction) disciplines, such as hydraulic engineering, recognized as "Double First-Class" in Hunan Province, and the province's unique strengths in disciplines like hydrology and water resources, water conservancy, and water transportation, the Geographic Information Science program aligns with the demands of "new infrastructure construction." In response to the requirements of constructing "new engineering disciplines" for smart water conservancy and smart cities, the program has established educational and practical platforms such as the International Research Center for Spatial Information Technology and the Smart Dongting Information Display Platform. The core courses include Cartography, Principles of Geographic Information Systems, Principles of Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Geographic Information System Design, Remote Sensing Image Processing and Analysis, Geographic Information Visualization, Spatial Databases, Principles of Hydrology, Watershed Hydrological Models, Database Principles and Design, Meteorology and Climatology, Map Design and Compilation, WebGIS Development and Application, 3D Modeling, and BIM Design. The Remote Sensing Science and Technology program at Changsha University of Science and Technology is affiliated with the discipline of Surveying Science and Technology. This discipline holds a second-level master's degree authorization point in "Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing." The program benefits from the key discipline status in Hunan Province and has support from provincial and ministerial key (engineering) laboratories, a national-level experimental demonstration teaching center, and a national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, providing robust research and teaching platforms. The program is well-equipped with abundant software and hardware resources. The related major, Surveying Engineering, is recognized as a national first-class undergraduate program construction site, which facilitates the sharing of teaching faculty, practical bases, and platform resources for the Remote Sensing Science and Technology program. Core courses include Aerial and Aerospace Data Acquisition, Error Theory and Measurement Adjustment, Digital Image Processing, Remote Sensing Image Interpretation, Fundamentals of Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Satellite Positioning Principles and Applications, Principles and Applications of Remote Sensing, Principles and Applications of GIS, Cartography, Digital Photogrammetry, Engineering Surveying, Frontiers of Surveying Science and Technology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Surveying and Applications, Land Management and Real Estate Surveying, Surveying Regulations and Surveying Engineering Project Management, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, and more.

Yuannan Long : Basin hydrology modelwater resources planning and managementwatershed ecological hydrological processwater environment modelhydrological remote sensing

Jie Chen : For remote sensing images based on machine vision and artificial intelligencehigh -resolution remote sensing imaging ground material recognitiontarget detectionsemantic segmentationchange detection

Fangbin Zhou : Measurement data processingdigital terrain analysis

Xingsheng Deng : Image and lidar point cloud data processinghigh -precision GNSS dynamic positioning

Binbin Zhao : Map system and geographical information engineeringmulti -source and multi -scale space data inconsistency detection processing theory and methodsspatial relationship theoryand application in space data update

Yunfei Zhang : Space-time data integration and updatevolunteer geography analysis (VGI)traffic geographic information system (GIS-T)

Zhongping Liao : GPS satellite navigation data processing & network real -time dynamic dynamic differential RTKlidar three -dimensional laser point cloud data processing

Bin Liu : GNSS surface transformation monitoring and anti -discrimination/deformation monitoring data processing and deformation analysis

Jianbo Tan : Wetland vegetation and water remote sensing monitoringclimate change and ecological remote sensingland coverage and use of remote sensing classificationsimulation predictiondrone remote sensing monitoring

Qing Xia : Coastal vegetationwetland remote sensing monitoringland and resources remote sensing monitoring

Jun Yue : Intelligent interpretation of machine learningcomputer visionremote sensing image

Shaobo Xia : Point cloud treatmentremote sensing image intelligent interpretationcomputer vision

Wei Peng : Wide -area INSAR surface transformation monitoringGPS surface load -shaped analysishighway and slope shape change modeling and analysis

Yuzhen Cai : The terrain roughness of the moon microwave remote sensing and ground planet is designed to study the physical scattering mechanism of electromagnetic waves on the surface of the planet surfaceand analyze the association of the degree of terrain and the origin and evolution of geological activities

Beijing Normal University
City: Beijing
Abbreviation: BNU
Unit: Faculty of Geographical Science
Description: The Faculty of Geographical Science at Beijing Normal University is a significant base for geography in China, known for its excellence in the field and as part of the national 'Double First Class' initiative.

Wangshu Mu : Space optimizationgeographical calculationspace statistical analysis

Hong Tang : Remote sensing big data and deep learningliving environment remote sensingdisaster remote sensing

Hohai University
City: Nanjing
Abbreviation: HHU
Unit: College of Hydrology and Water Resources - Department of Geographic Information Science
Description: The Institute of Geographic Information Science and Engineering and the Department of Geographic Information Science at Hohai University have two master's points (Cartography and Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing Technology and Applications). The Department of Geographic Information Science was established in 2000, and the Institute of Geographic Information Science and Engineering was established in 2010. Currently, the department and institute have 21 faculty members, including 4 doctoral supervisors, 4 professors, 13 associate professors, and 4 lecturers. The main research directions include: Geographic Information System design and development; geospatial intelligence and basin science; spatial analysis and modeling; remote sensing of flood and drought disasters; remote sensing of ecological environment. The development of the Institute of Geographic Information Science and Engineering has entered the fast lane in recent years, making great progress in the integration of GIS and professional models, digital basins, spatiotemporal big data analysis, remote sensing of flood and drought disasters, and remote sensing of ecological environments.
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
City: Nanjing
Abbreviation: NUIST
Unit: College of Geographical Sciences
Description: Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology has formed a unique undergraduate talent training system in geographical sciences both domestically and internationally. The College of Geographical Sciences offers three undergraduate majors: Physical Geography and Resources Environment, Human Geography and Urban-Rural Planning, and Geographic Information Science. It collaborates with the University of Reading in the UK to offer a joint degree in Geographic Information Science at the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology-Reading College, and with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences at the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology-Changwang College for an integrated bachelor-master-doctorate 'elite class' in Physical Geography and Resources Environment, Human Geography and Urban-Rural Planning, Geographic Information Science, and Remote Sensing Science and Technology. Geography is a key discipline in Jiangsu Province and a key discipline of the China Meteorological Administration. Geographic disciplines are key disciplines in Jiangsu Province, with Geographic Information Science, Physical Geography and Resources Environment being national first-class majors, and Human Geography and Urban-Rural Planning being Jiangsu Province first-class majors. The university has doctoral programs in '3S Integration and Meteorological Application' and 'Surface Sphere and Processes', and master's programs in 'Geography' and '3S Integration and Meteorological Application'. Geography has distinctive features in the regional response to climate change, climate risk and sustainable development, and information geography and industry services.

Runping Shen : Environment remote sensingremote sensing and simulation of land surface processGIS application

Tong Jiang : Effectiveromantic floodshigh temperature heat wavestropical cyclone and other extreme climate events such as identification and influence assessmentmeteorological disaster risk assessment and management and adaptive countermeasures

Shuang Chen : In the process of rapid and large -scale expansion of urban and large -scale expansion in the Yangtze River Delta regioncarry out the sustainability of urban space form

Chengyi Zhao : Smart remote sensing and AI technology application3S integration and applicationdisaster monitoring and forecasting early warning technologyresearch on land ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycle research

Lin Zhao : The Qinghai -Tibet Plateau has many years of frozen soil and its interaction with climatehydrology and ecosystems

Guojie Wang : Land-surface-atmosphere interactionclimate change impactdisaster risk managementartificial intelligence remote sensing

Xiaoning Zhao : Land surface water carbon process and simulationland ecosystem carbon nitrogen circulationgreenhouse gas emission reductionfragile ecological region environmental impact evaluationsoil isotope application technology

Xietie Chen : The impact of short -term extreme events and long -term climate dry and wetness changes on vegetation growththe estimation of junior productive forces in farmlandcarbon cycle of land ecosystems

Yong Xie : Sensor geometric and radiation standardair -solving anti -discriminationquantitative product countermeasures and authenticity test

Buda Su : Climate change and water circulation

Lan Shi : Climate resources and development and use of refined technologyGIS and weather applications

Aili Liu : Digital terrain analysis and application in meteorologicalspace data copyright protection

Yechao Yan : Study on body heat environmentresearch content involves the impact of climate change on human thermal stress/thermal comfortclimate change and high temperature heat wavesclimate change and climatic livability

Yongjian He : GIS is applied in meteorologicalGenting is highly counter -discovered

Xiaomei Fan : Water resources GIStime and space data analysishydrological model coupling

Qingzhou Luo : GIS developmentremote sensing image application processingremote sensing radiation mechanism

Guanghui Zheng : Soil remote sensingsoil evolution

Qifei Hai : Global changes and land ecosystem carbon circulation simulationremote sensing and geographic information system should be

Mingyue Lu : Three -dimensional GIS and Space data modelsmeteorological GIS modeling and applicationsintelligent identification and prediction of meteorological disasters

Guoping Shi : 3S integration and meteorological applicationsolar radiation distributed simulationGIS -based meteorological application system development

Yuanyuan Ding : GIS's applicationagricultural climate resourcesextreme climate

Li Wang : 3S integration and meteorological applicationresearch on ecological weather environment

Liangliang Tao : Poly -source remote sensing anti -land surface soil humidity and vegetation parameters

Yan Li : Regional surface flux and land surface steaming remote sensing estimates

Wen Dai : Real 3D modelingdrone photography measurementdigital terrain analysissmall watershed water and sand process simulation

Mengtian Fan : Gaohan Mountain District climate reduction scaleclimate -hydrological process modelingmachine learning and geographical modeling

Yuanwei Wang : Frozen ring hydrological simulation

Jinlong Haung : Climate change affects assessmentdisaster risksclimate change and water circulation

Xiangfei Li : CryosphereHydroclimative ExtremesPermafrostSnow Drought (Snow Drought)

Wuhan University of Technology
City: Wuhan
Abbreviation: WUT
Unit: School of Resources and Environmental Engineering
Description: Wuhan University of Technology offers the Geographic Information System (GIS) major under the Spatial Information and Planning Department within the College of Resources and Environmental Engineering. The program accepts graduate students in Geography with research interests leaning towards development, remote sensing, and deep learning. Research directions include complex system analysis and integration, environmental remote sensing, spatial information technology integration and modeling, spatial data mining, and intelligent computing. Additionally, the department also covers research areas in urban planning, economic geography, and physical geography. Faculty members in the Spatial Information and Planning Department specifically recruit doctoral students with a focus on environmental remote sensing. They also welcome interdisciplinary doctoral students in fields such as civil engineering, environmental science, and engineering (cross-disciplinary doctoral admissions).

Jiejun Huang : Space information technology integration and modelingspace data mining and intelligent computingresource and environment remote sensing

Qingqing He : Environmental remote sensingair pollutionland statisticsartificial intelligence and big data

Yunjun Zhan : Ecological environment remote sensingurban remote sensing and simulation

Zhangcai Yin : Time geography and web gis

Xiaopan Zhang : Complex system analysis and integrationgeographic information system

Yanbin Yuan : Geographical Information ScienceWater Resources OptimizationEnvironmental Geographic Information SystemDigital Mine

Ming Zhang : Urban ecological environment remote sensing

Xu Zhang : Urban geographyeconomic geographyurban and regional planning

Heng Dong : Environmental remote sensing and geographical information modeling

Han Zhou : Space -time modelingwater resources optimization

Liangcun Jiang : Geographical Information ScienceRemote Sensing Artificial Intelligence Sample Library

Hua Li : Geographical modelingthree -dimensional geographical information systemgeographic information system development and application

Yan Yu : Intelligent land calculation in the modeling and application of land resources management and land space planning

Youjia Liang : Landscape Ecology (Ecological System Service)

Zhen Gong : Geographical information change statistics and developmentreal estate cost and evaluation

Guangzhou University
City: Guangzhou
Abbreviation: GZHU
Unit: College of Geographical Science and Remote Sensing
Description: The School of Geosciences at Guangzhou University has the authority to grant master's degrees in the first-level discipline of geography, with nine master's points in physical geography, human geography, cartography and geographic information systems, urban and rural planning, land resource management, curriculum and teaching theory, architecture and civil engineering (regional planning), resources and environment (surveying and mapping engineering), and subject teaching (geography). In 2018, the college established a "2+2" joint training program for undergraduate majors in geographic information systems with the University of Cincinnati in the United States, started joint doctoral student training with the University of Padua in Italy from 2017, and set up a postdoctoral research direction in "geostatistics and spatial analysis" at the postdoctoral mobile station in "statistics" from 2015.

Zhifeng Wu : Urban remote sensing and land ecological remote sensingGIS and space -time big data analysisnatural resource monitoring and evaluation

Lin Liu : GIS software and application

Xinchang Zhang : Spatial data integration and adaptive update technology methodsdigital cities (smart cities) theory and methodsdeep learning and natural resource elements classification and extraction

Jinnian Wang : Empty Heaven and Earth Integration and High -resolution to ground observation system and earth information sciencehigh spectrometer remote sensingspectral monitoring and environmental application researchlidartilt photography real 3D modeling technology and digital twinradar satellite systemINSAR deformation monitorDisaster application research

Lanzhou Jiaotong University
City: Lanzhou
Abbreviation: LZJTU
Unit: Geomatics
Description: The School of Geomatics and Geoinformation Science at Lanzhou Jiaotong University was established in June 2012 through the merger of the Department of Surveying Engineering from the School of Civil Engineering and the Department of Geographic Information Science from the School of Mathematics, Physics, and Software Engineering. The school currently has 59 staff members, including 52 full-time teachers. Among them, there are 9 doctoral supervisors, 15 with senior professional titles, 19 with associate senior professional titles; 1 foreign teacher, 42 doctoral degree holders (80.7%), and 19 individuals with overseas doctoral degrees or visiting scholar experience (36.5%). Among the faculty, 5 have been recognized as part of national talents programs such as the Changjiang Scholars Program and the National Top Young Talents program, and 16 have been recognized by provincial and ministerial talents programs including Gansu Province's Top Leading Talents, Leading Talents, Feitian Scholars, Outstanding Youth, and the Western Light of the Chinese Academy of Sciences scholars. The school has over 600 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students. It hosts a postdoctoral research station in Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology, doctoral and master's degree authorization points in the first-level discipline of Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology (including four research directions: Geodesy and Survey Engineering, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering, and Mine and Underground Engineering Surveying), and three undergraduate majors in Surveying Engineering, Geographic Information Science, and Remote Sensing Science and Technology. Among these, "Surveying Engineering" and "Geographic Information Science" are national-level first-class undergraduate major construction sites, and "Remote Sensing Science and Technology" is a provincial-level first-class undergraduate major construction site. The "Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology Teaching Team" was selected for the second batch of "National University Huang Danian Style Teacher Teams". The school has one national-level research platform, the "National Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Geographic National Conditions Monitoring Technical Application", and two provincial-level research and teaching platforms, the "Gansu Province Geographic National Conditions Monitoring Engineering Laboratory" and the "Provincial-Level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Surveying and Geographic Information", and one top-notch student training base for basic disciplines of geographic information science in Gansu Province, as well as one international English journal editorial office. The journal created, Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis (JGSA), has been officially included in ESCI, EI, and Scopus.

Haowen Yan : Map automatic comprehensivemicro mapsspatial relationships and spatial reasoningspatial data securitygeographical visualization and spatial analysis

Tao Liu : Space relations theoryintegrated GIS and remote sensingGISRS application and development

Liang Zhou : Urban GIS & RS development and applicationurban simulation and optimizationurbanized ecological environment impacturban remote sensing and UN Sustainable Development target (SDGS) evaluation

Liming Zhang : Geographical information securityspace data copyright protectionspace data digital watermark theory and method

Jingzhong Li : Map comprehensive and scale transformationspace analysis and big data mining

Xiaomin Lu : Space relationshipmap map comprehensive

Fuzhou University
City: Fuzhou
Abbreviation: FZU
Unit: College of Environmental and Safety Engineering
Description: The College of Environmental and Safety Engineering, continuing from the College of Environment and Resources established in 2003, has a long history of education and continual development in its disciplines. Its journey includes the transformation from the Department of Metallurgy (one of the four original departments of Fuzhou University founded in 1958) through various stages to its current form.
Jilin Normal University
City: Siping
Abbreviation: JLNU
Unit: College of Geographic Sciences and Tourism
Description: The College of Geographic Sciences and Tourism boasts a strong tradition in classical geography, with core courses focusing on remote sensing information technology and the interaction between human environments (digital processing of remote sensing images and geoscientific analysis of remote sensing). However, courses related to information technology and programming are also offered, such as basics of Geographic Information Systems and applications of satellite navigation and positioning technologies. A Bachelor of Science degree is awarded after earning 160 credits. The college employs several professors and associate professors, most of whom graduated from top domestic universities and renowned international institutions, such as Peking University, Beijing Normal University, and the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Some professors also serve as academic advisors to the State Council and other central departments, placing the college's research and technical level in the first tier within Jilin Province, aside from Northeast Normal University. Graduates primarily move on to enterprises and public institutions, with a high rate of pursuing further studies. The college is notably lenient towards applicants from other schools applying for its master's programs, generally not accepting adjustments after re-examinations. Notably, the English proficiency of the college's teachers and graduates exceeds that of other schools of the same rank, with many graduates going on to further their studies at institutions like the National Oceanography Centre Southampton in the UK and the Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland.
Nanjing University
City: Nanjing
Abbreviation: NJU
Unit: School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Description: The School of Geography and Oceanography of Nanjing University (formerly the Department of Geography of Central University) is the most influential department of geography in China and has trained a large number of outstanding professionals in geography

Manchun Li : GISRSplanning

Xiaobin Jin : Cultivated land protection and food safetyland use and land remediationland and space ecology repair

Changqing Ke : Frozen hydrological remote sensingRS

Gang Chen : GISHuman GeographyHistorical Geography

Huayu Lu : Natural geographyloess

Chenghu Zhou : RSGIS

Andong Lu : Architectureurban design

Jiangang Xu : Regional urban and rural space planningdigital city and smart planning technologyspatial big dataremote sensing and GIS application developmentetc

Feng Zhen : Urban geography and regional planningurban and regional economysmart cities and big data

Haiwei Yin : Urban and rural ecological planningurban and rural planning methods and technologyetc

Guofang Zhai : Land and Space PlanningUrban Public Safety Planningetc

Hong Hu : Low-carbon city planning support methodsmulti-scale society-ecosystemsspace-behavior-health coupling mechanismetc

Yi Qi : Geographical Space modelingurban planning information management technologyspatial big data analysis model research and planning and planning and geography and environmental fields of interdisciplinary research

Fei Shi : Land and Space Traffic PlanPublic TransportationTime and Space Big Data Applicationetc

Shanqi Zhang : It is mainly engaged in the research in the field of planning new technologyand focuses on the planning analysis and simulation method based on time and space -based big data

East China Normal University
City: Shanghai
Abbreviation: ECNU
Unit: College of Geographic Sciences
Description: The School of Geographic Sciences at East China Normal University, formerly known as the Department of Geography, was established in 1951. It was the first geography department formed in colleges and universities after the founding of the People's Republic of China, created through the merger and reorganization of the Department of Geography from Zhejiang University. Professor Li Chunfen, then head of the Department of Geography at Zhejiang University, served as the first head of the Department of Geography at East China Normal University. East China Normal University is one of the first institutions in China to have the authority to grant doctoral degrees in the first-level discipline of geography and was one of the first batch of institutions to establish a postdoctoral mobile station; in 2012, geography became one of the 19 first-class disciplines (Category A) in Shanghai universities; in 2015, geography became one of the 11 "Peak Plateau" (Peak II category) disciplines in Shanghai; in 2016, East China Normal University's Geoscience entered the top 1% in the global ESI rankings;

Li Xiang : Time and space trajectory big data processing and applicationspace intelligent analysis algorithm

Northeast Normal University
City: Changchun
Abbreviation: NENU
Unit: Faculty of Geographical Sciences
Description: The Faculty of Geographical Sciences at Northeast Normal University is known for its strong faculty, deep academic foundations, and distinctive research.
Lanzhou University
City: Lanzhou
Abbreviation: LZU
Unit: College of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Description: The School of Resources and Environment originated from the Department of Geography established at Lanzhou University in 1946. In 1952, the department set up an undergraduate major in Physical Geography; it was renamed the Department of Geological Geography in 1958. In 1975, the Glaciology and Permafrost Research Lab (Specialty) was established. In 1987, an undergraduate major in Economic Geography was established. In 1991, it was approved as a national base for fundamental research and teaching talent training in Geography, and in 1996, an undergraduate major in Environmental Science was established. In 1999, the School of Resources and Environment was established, consisting of the Department of Geographic Sciences, the Department of Geology, and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences; in the same year, the Department of Environmental Sciences was established. In 2000, the Key Laboratory for the Environment of Western China under the Ministry of Education was initiated and officially opened to both domestic and international researchers in September 2001 after passing the Ministry of Education's inspection. In 2001, an undergraduate major in Environmental Engineering was established; in 2002, the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering was established; in 2004, the College of Atmospheric Sciences was independently established; in 2009, the Institute of Environment and Climate Change in Western China was independently established; in 2011, the College of Geological Sciences and Mineral Resources was independently established; in March 2015, the School of Resources and Environment and the Institute of Environment and Climate Change in Western China merged to form the new School of Resources and Environment.

Jizong Jiao : Digital twin and virtual geographic environmentanalysis and modeling of geographical space datascientific and methods of land changedeep learning technology and applicationnatural disaster risk assessment and analysis

Shanxi Agricultural University
City: Jinzhong
Abbreviation: SXAU
Unit: Department of Geographic Information Science, College of Resources and Environment; Department of Geographic Information Science, College of Resources and Environment
Description: The College of Resources and Environment at Shanxi Agricultural University has a first-level doctoral degree authorization point in Agricultural Resources and Environment, a master's degree authorization point in Public Management (Land Resources Management direction), and a master's professional degree authorization point in Agricultural Resource Utilization and Plant Protection. It hosts a postdoctoral research station in Agricultural Resources and Environment and an academician workstation. The major in Geographic Information Science at Shanxi Agricultural University was established in 2004 with approval from the Degree Office of the Ministry of Education and enrolled its first students in August 2006. The program, which awards a Bachelor of Science degree over a four-year course, currently employs 16 full-time teachers, including 1 professor, 7 associate professors, and 8 lecturers, more than half of whom hold doctoral degrees. The major boasts the Shanxi Provincial Virtual Simulation Research Center, laboratories for Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, as well as practice bases in Wutai Mountain and Dongyang. In 2022, the major was approved as a provincial-level first-class undergraduate program construction site by Shanxi Province higher education institutions. The College of Resources and Environment at Shanxi Agricultural University has a doctoral degree authorization point for the primary discipline of agricultural resources and environment, a master's degree authorization point for public management (direction of land resource management), and a professional master's degree authorization point for agricultural resource utilization and plant protection, with a post-doctoral mobile station for agricultural resources and environment, and an academician workstation.

Yonghong Duan : Agricultural environmental protectionregional environmental pollution3S technology application

Shuqin Zhou : Land information technologyland resources and 3S technologyvegetation remote sensing

Hongfen Zhu : Land use and information technology

Duan Yonghong : Agricultural environmental protectionregional environmental pollution3S technology application

Zhou Shuqin : Land information technologyland resources and 3S technologyvegetation remote sensing

Zhu Hongfen : Land use and information technology

Xinyang Normal University
City: Xinyang
Abbreviation: XYNU
Unit: Department of Geography
Description: The college currently has 72 full-time teachers, including 5 with senior professional titles, 22 with associate senior titles, and 51 with PhD degrees. It includes members of the Ministry of Education's Geography Science Teaching Steering Committee, recipients of the Henan Province Science and Technology Progress Second Prize, Henan Province Teaching Masters, National Education Masters Excellent Teachers, Henan Province University Young Key Teachers, leaders in the Henan Education Department's academic and technical lead, and Xinyang City young science and technology experts. The college consists of six departments; it has the Henan Province Geography Science Experimental Teaching Center, which includes six professional laboratories and more than ten professional practice teaching bases. The geography science major has been approved as a national level and the first batch of top-tier undergraduate major construction sites in Henan Province. The college has undertaken several provincial-level teaching projects and won multiple Henan Province Teaching Achievement Awards. In recent years, it has won numerous honors in the National College Geography Normal Student Teaching Skills Competition.

Jiqiang Niu : Space data miningspatial data reliability theoryresource and environmental evaluation and planning

Minghua Liu : Comprehensive natural geography and geographical education

Yimin Wang : Regional coordinated developmentgeography teaching

Southwest University
City: Hangzhou
Abbreviation: SWU
Unit: School of Geographical Sciences
Description: The Geographic Information Science program at Southwest University originated from the formation of the Geographic Information System (GIS) faculty team in 1997. It began admitting undergraduate students in 2002 and was officially designated as the Geographic Information Science major in 2013. In 2021, it was selected as a "First-Class Undergraduate Program" construction site in Chongqing. This major is supported by the key discipline of Geography, which is a key discipline in Chongqing, and has doctoral and master's degree authorization in the primary discipline of Geography. It is also affiliated with teaching and research institutions such as the Chongqing Geography Science Teaching Demonstration Center and the national field observation research station for the Karst Ecosystem in Jinfo Mountain, Chongqing.

Xujun Han : Data data assimilationmodel integration and high performance calculation

Yao Li : Remote sensing sciencehydrology and water resourcesmarine optics (water remote sensing)global changes

Yuechen Li : Resource and environment remote sensing and GIS applicationsincluding analysis and simulation of land use/coverageecological remote sensingGIS applications and developmentregional strategic planningresource and ecological environment evaluation

Lei Fan : Microwave remote sensing of vegetation optical thickness (VOD) and soil moisture contentdynamic monitoring of forest carbon reserves based on passive microwave remote sensingforest carbon exchange and global change response mechanism

Jiayuan Lin : UAV environment remote sensinglaser forest ecological remote sensing

Hanyu Shi : Quantitative remote sensing modeling and parameter reaction

Xiang Ni : Small and medium -sized meteorological sciencewhich is strong on flowing weather/disaster weather/high affecting weathersatellite remote sensing observationclimate change

Wenping Yu : Hot infrared quantitative remote sensing and applicationsincluding hot infrared surface temperature anti -discoveryreconstruction and verificationand regional thermal environment changes research

Long Zhao : Landmark hydrological observationsimulation and data assimilation

Wei Zhou : Ecological environment remote sensingincluding land vegetation carbon source simulationland degradation and quantitative assessmentsoil nutrient remote sensing countermeasures and soil quality assessment

Jingwei Shen : Space relations theorytime and space data mining

Pingjun Sun : Regional development and urban and rural planningurbanizationland expansionvulnerability and urban contraction

Huiming Zong : Urban geography and urban and rural planninglogistics organization and logistics planningurban networkurban grouppublic rental housing

Dewei Yang : Humanities -Geography -Ecological Process SimulationClimate Change Response and AdaptationSustainable Decision

Yahui Wang : Research on land use changesland and space planningand rural geographyfocus on the marginalization of landcultivated land protectionland and space conflict and governanceand urban and rural labor migration and ecological safety

Central South University
City: Changsha
Abbreviation: CSU
Unit: School of Geosciences and Info-Physics
Description: The School of Geosciences and Info-Physics of Central South University was formed in October 2010 through the merger of the former School of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering and the School of Info-Physics Engineering. The school consists of five departments and one center: Department of Applied Geophysics, Department of Geological Resources, Department of Surveying and Remote Sensing Science, Department of Geological Engineering, Department of Geographic Information Science, and the Experimental Center. In addition, there are several research institutes within the university, including the Geological Survey Research Institute of Central South University, the Resource Exploration and Environmental Geology Research Institute of Central South University, the Changsha Geotectonics Research Institute of Central South University, the Grouting Engineering Technology Research Center of Central South University, and the Asteroid Mineral Resources Research Center of Central South University. The school has a development history of seventy years and has established internationally renowned theories such as the 'Depression Theory' and the 'Pseudo-random Signal Electrical Method Theory and Methods'. It has strong advantages and characteristics in areas such as geotectonics and ore prediction, electromagnetic exploration theory and equipment, precision surveying instruments and methods, measurement adjustment and data processing, comprehensive drilling technology for complex strata, and geological simulation calculations.

Min Deng : Geographical space data mining and model discoverymulti -source space -time data change detection and updateglowing in geographic information dynamic perception and integration

Yan Shi : Geographical big data mining and its application in the fields of land and space planningurban public safetysmart transportation and other fields

Jianbo Tang : Geographical information pan -perception and intelligent computingtime and space trajectory data mining and analysishigh -precision map group intelligent collaboration perception and update

Haifeng Li : Machine/deep learningartificial/brain -like intelligencegeography/remote sensing big data

Jie Chen : For remote sensing images based on machine vision and artificial intelligencehigh -resolution remote sensing imaging ground material recognitiontarget detectionsemantic segmentationchange detection

Shenzhen University
City: Shenzhen
Abbreviation: SZU
Unit: School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Urban Spatial Information Engineering
Description: The Department of Urban Spatial Information Engineering at Shenzhen University was established in 2017 and started to enroll students in September of the same year. It focuses on the needs and trends of 'smart cities' and 'digital cities' by integrating Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Surveying and Mapping Science, and Urban Science. It aims to expand the application of big data and artificial intelligence in urban areas in the information age. The department offers an undergraduate program in 'Geospatial Information Engineering' (four years), a master's program in 'Geographic Information and Smart Cities', and a doctoral program in 'Urban Spatial Information Engineering'. Academic leaders include Academician GUO Renzhong and President LI Qingquan, with Professor YUE Yang as the current department head.

Renzhong Guo : Smart CityGeographical Information Engineering

Qingquan Li : Dynamic precision project measurement

Zhengdong Huang : GIS and urban traffictransportation and environmentcity space analysissmart city