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‘The Spring of Map’ Lecture Series (2) Map Generalization and Spatial Relationship

Multi-scale spatial data is the basic for the research of global changes, smart city, disaster reduction and relief, etc. Map generalization is significant for providing multi-scale spatial data. This lecture focuses on modeling and analyzing the spatial relation between multi-scale data in the map generalization field, which includes multi-scale spatial data acquisition, spatial data topology, directional relation expression, spatial relation consistency detection and analysis, data analyzing software system, research application in the National Western Mapping major project, and the research progress and trend in multi-scale spatial relations.


After the presentation, Dr. Du Shihong has a heated discussion with Professor Sheng Yehua, Dr. Shen Jie, faculties from Nanjing Statistics Bureau, and students from our college.  The entire lecture provides some novel thinking and research methods for our students.

Speaker Profile

Du Shihong (PH.D. supervisor), associate professor from the institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Beijing University. He won the Beijing New-star Plan of Science and Technology in 2009 and awarded as New Century Excellent Talent of Ministry of Education in 2010. His research areas include spatial knowledge expression and mining, intelligent comprehension of spatial data, spatial temporal statistical analysis, etc. He has already published two monographs and around 90 academic papers (40 papers ranking as the first or corresponding author indexed by SCI/SSCI). He has hosted or participated in several national 863 project, major national R&D project and national natural science foundation of China. Dr. Du is the co-chair of IWIDF2017 and the editorial board member of ‘Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis’ and ‘Geography and Geo-information Science’. He is the peer reviewer of 20 journals, such as IJGIS, GeoInformatica, TGIS, CEUS, Remote Sensing of Environment, etc.


Note: 'The Spring of Map' Lecture Series is the graduate course in our department,which is teached by famous researchers in the Cartography and Mapping field.