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07 SEP 2022 (WED) 16:30-18:00


Geography Distinguished Webinars Series

From Maps to GIS and VGE: The Evolution of Geographic Language

Date: 07 SEP 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 16:30 – 18:00 (HKT)

Language: English

Hybrid mode:

Cartographica Laboratory & Library

Limited seats available on a first-come first-served basis

Via Zoom

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Maps have been scientific tools for over one thousand years alone with advances of geographic reference system and cartographic methods. Geographic information system (GIS) became a more efficient tool with its three elements framework, geo-coded database (map database), spatial analysis component, and visualization component.

林琿 教授 Professor Hui Lin

Speaker Bio:

Prof. Hui Lin, Academician of International Eurasia Academy of Sciences and Fellow of British Academy of Social Science, is Professor and Dean at the School of Geography and Environment at Jiangxi Normal University, China and Director of Key Lab of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education of China. He was the Founding President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS), and the Founding Director of Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lin has been working in the fields of Earth Observation, GIS and virtual geographic environments (VGE) since 1980s, as a leading geoinformation scientist in China. He was PI for more than 40 research projects in last 30 years, and he is the China side PI for Sino-EU joint satellite remote sensing program “Dragon Program” (2010 to date). He is the winner of Outstanding Contribution Award of Asia Association of Remote Sensing (2009 and 2019), AAG Miller Award (2017). Currently Dr. Lin serves as Vice Chairman, China National Committee of International Society of Digital Earth (2012 to date).



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