Mittwoch, 15. Oktober 2014, 14:15 - 15:45 iCal

Geographisches Kolloquium-Prof. Hui Lin

From maps to GIS and VGE: The evolution of geographic language

Universitätsstr. 7/5, 1010 Wien


GIS, after continual development in last 60 years, has been widely used in various

fields by researchers, governmental officials, businessman, and many professionals

and non-professionals. With its root from maps, GIS has more functions

including spatial analysis and static spatial modeling. However, many GIS users

today are looking for a platform which is of geo-process modeling functions,

such as wild _re modeling and air pollution spreading simulation. The framework

of GIS with a geo-coded database shows its bottleneck for this kind of

dynamic modeling. What should we do for integrating the geo-coded database

and the geo-process models? Virtual geographic environments (VGE) could be

an answer as a new framework beyond GISystems.

Hui Lin is Professor and Director of Institute of Space and Earth Information

Science (ISEIS) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is Director of

Hong Kong Base of National Remote Sensing Center of China. He graduated

from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping in 1980, received

Master of Science degree from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences

in 1983, and Ph.D. from University at Bu_alo in 1992. Hui Lin joined CUHK in 1993

with major research interests in satellite remote sensing, virtual geographic

environments (VGE), and urban and historic GIS. Hui Lin has published more

than 200 research papers in peer reviewed academic journals and co-authored

10 books. He was elected academician of International Eurasia Academy of

Sciences in 1995 and member of the Expert Committee of China Lunar Exploring

Program in 2008. In 2009, Hui Lin received the Outstanding Contribution Award

from Asia Association of Remote Sensing. Hui Lin is the founding president of

International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information

Science (CPGIS) and the chief editor of the journal Annals of GIS.


Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung der Universität Wien


Aleksandra Tyjan
Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung