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Ming-Chih Hung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Geology/Geography

Northwest Missouri State University

Garrett-Strong Science Building 1337

800 University Drive

Maryville, MO 64468

 

Phone: (660) 562-1797

Fax: (660) 562-1055

mhung@nwmissouri.edu

 

<Resume in PDF format>

 

 

Education and Professional Experience  [top]

 
A. Education

 

Ph.D., Geography, 2003, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
M.S., Geography, 1996, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
B.S., Geography, 1993, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

B. Professional Experience

 

08/10 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU).

08/03 - 08/10, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU).

08/02 - 05/03, Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Utah.

09/96 - 07/03, GIS analyst, Digitally Integrated Geographic Information Technologies (DIGIT) Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Utah.

09/92 - 11/93, Chief of Software Engineering and Tool-Developing Group, Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Land Use (CRSLU) Laboratory, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University.

02/91 - 07/94, Research assistant, Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Land Use Laboratory, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. 

 

C. Research Interests

 

Remote sensing, GIS, GPS, Precision agriculture, Environmental modeling, GeoVisualization, Land use/land cover analysis, Database design/development, Urban environments, Urbanization, Physical geography

 

 

 

Teaching  [top]

 

Geog 32-660, Trends in GIS (online course).

Geog 32-640, GIS Customization (online course, developed and taught).

Geog 32-601, GIScience Research Seminar (online course, developed and taught).

Geog 32-563-12, Digital Image Processing (online course, developed and taught).

Geog 32-563, Digital Image Processing (on campus course)

Geog 32-562-12, Digital Cartography and GeoVisualization (online course, developed and taught).

Geog 32-562, Digital Cartography and GeoVisualization (on campus course, developed/revised from 32-562, Advanced Cartography and taught).

Geog 32-562, Advanced Cartography.

Geog 32-545, Principles of GIS (online course).

Geog 32-543, Applications of Remotely Sensed Data (online course, developed and taught).

Geog 32-499, Geography Senior Seminar.

Geog 32-465, Introduction to Customized GIS (developed and taught).

Geog 32-365, Geographic Information Systems.

Geog 32-207, GPS Fundamentals (developed and taught).

Geog 32-201, Maps and Map Interpretation.

Geog 32-101, Introduction to Geography.

  

 

 

Publications  [top]

 

A. Books / Chapters / Reviews / Monographs

 

Hung, M.-C., Wu, Y.-H., Patton, J., 2009, Database Management System and Interface for APEX, a final report submitted to Blackland Research and Extension Center (BREC), Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University System, 49 pp (22 pp for user manual + 27 pp for final report). 

Hung, M.-C., 2009, Book review of “Topographic Mapping” by Dr. John N. Hatzopoulos in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.75, No.1, pp.11-12.

Hung, M.-C., 2006, Current Research and Future Directions in the Application of Remote Sensing to Human Settlements (Ed.), In Manual of Remote Sensing, 3rd Ed., Vol. 5: Remote Sensing of Human Settlements, M.K. Ridd and J.D. Hipple, (Ed.), pp.673-712, (Bethesda, Maryland: ASPRS: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2006).

 

B. Peer-Reviewed Journals

 

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2010, Non-Connective Linear Cartograms for Mapping Traffic Conditions, Cartographic Perspectives, Vol.65, pp.33-50.

Hung, M.-C., 2009, Describing Urban Land Covers Using the V-I-S (Vegetation-Impervious Surface-Soil) Model: Modeling Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Area, Journal of Geographic Research, Vol.50, pp.67-91.

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2005, Mapping and Visualizing the Great Salt Lake Landscape Dynamics Using Multi-Temporal Satellite Images, 1972-1996, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.26, No.9, pp.1815-1834.

Hung, M.-C. & Ridd, M.K., 2002, A Sub-pixel Classifier for Urban Land Cover Mapping Based on a Maximum Likelihood Approach and Expert System Rules, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.68, No.11, pp.1173-1180.

Wu, Y.-H. & Miller, H.J. & Hung, M.-C., 2001, A GIS-Based Decision Support System for Analysis of Route Choice in Congested Urban Road Networks, Journal of Geographical Systems, Vol.3, No.1, pp.3-24.

 

C. Conference Proceedings

 

Hung, M.-C. & Duckworth, R.P. & Wu, Y.-H. & Patton, J., 2010, GIS Database Design for APEX Model, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2010 Annual Conference, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Germaine, K., 2008, Delineating Impervious Surfaces Utilizing High-Spatial Resolution Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR Data, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2008 Annual Conference, Apr. 28 – May 2, 2008, Portland, OR, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Wolf, E., 2008, Mapping Cemeteries with Balloon Aerial Photography, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2008 Annual Conference, Apr. 28 – May 2, 2008, Portland, OR, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2006, Character Maps from Classified Satellite Images, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2006 Annual Conference, May 1-5, 2006, Reno, NV, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2005, Modeling Urban Land Cover from TM Imagery, Proceedings of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 43rd Annual Conference, Oct. 9-12, 2005, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2005, Time Dependent Shortest Path on Urban Transportation Network, Proceedings of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 43rd Annual Conference, Oct. 9-12, 2005, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2005, Remote Sensing for Urban Environmental Modeling, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2005 Annual Conference, Mar. 7-11, 2005, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2004, Subpixel Analysis of Urban Land Cover from TM Imagery, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2004 Annual Conference, May 23-28, 2004, Denver, CO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2002, Urban Land Cover Analysis from Satellite Images, Proceedings of the Pecora 15 Conference, Nov. 10-15, 2002, Denver, CO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2001, Using the V-I-S Model to Analyze Urban Environments from TM Imagery, Proceedings of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2001 Annual Conference, Oct. 20-24, 2001, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Ridd, M.K., 2001, Development of a Supervised Classifier for Subpixel Remote Sensing, Proceedings of the IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2001), Vol. 4, pp.1892-1894, Jul. 9-13, 2001, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Hung, M.-C. & Gault, G. & Wu, Y.-H., 2000, Mapping and Monitoring Great Salt Lake Dynamics 1972 - 1996, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2000 Annual Conference, May 22-26, 2000, Washington, DC, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Ridd, M.K., 2000, Development of a Classifier for TM Images to Extract Component Percentage Information on Urban Areas, Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2000 Annual Conference, May 22-26, 2000, Washington, DC, USA.

Miller, H.J. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 1999, GIS-Based Dynamic Traffic Congestion Modeling to Support Time-Critical Logistics, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Jan. 5-8, 1999, Maui, HI, USA. (peer-reviewed).

Chu, T.H. & Hung, M.-C., 1994, Establishing a Digital Database for 1/50000 Topographic Maps through Scanning, Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Survey in Theories and Applications (in Chinese), Sep. 1994, HsinChu, Taiwan.

Hung, M.-C., 1993, DTM Viewshed Analysis -- Based on Visual Management, Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Survey in Theories and Applications (in Chinese), Sep. 1993, Jhongli, Taiwan.

 

D. Conference / Professional Presentations

 

Hung, M.-C. & Patton, J. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hoffman, D. & Wolfe, J., 2010, Nitrates in Groundwater, A Forty Year Northwest Missouri Assessment, presented at the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) 2010 Annual Conference, Jul. 18-21, 2010, St. Louis, MO, USA. 

DiBiase, D. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C. & Harvey, F. & Wilson, J. & Anderson, S. & Fisher, T. & Drews, P. & Solem, M. & Flewelling, D. & Marshall, W., 2010, Community of Professional Graduate Programs in GIS&T Panel Session, Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2010 Annual Meeting, Apr. 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Duckworth, R.P. & Hung, M.-C. & Patton, J., 2010, Graphic User Interface Design to Integrate GIS and APEX Model, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2010 Annual Meeting, Apr. 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Royal, K., 2010, Comparisons of Commercial Geospatial Publishing Tools, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2010 Annual Meeting, Apr. 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C. & Chu, T.-H., 2009, High Spatial Resolution Aerial Photos to Assess Subpixel Classification Accuracy of Formosat-2 Image, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 105th Annual Meeting, Mar. 22-27, 2009, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. & Patton, J.J., 2009, Adaption of Commercial Digital Cameras to Capture Close-Range Multispectral Images, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 105th Annual Meeting, Mar. 22-27, 2009, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. and Patton, J., 2009, Commercial Digital Cameras and Near Infrared Images, Presented at 12th Biennial State of Missouri GIS Conference, Feb. 16-18, 2009, Osage Beach, MO, USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2009, Changes of Urban Land Cover Composition Through Space and Time from Remote Sensing, Presented at 12th Biennial State of Missouri GIS Conference, Feb. 16-18, 2009, Osage Beach, MO, USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2009, Modeling Dynamic Traffic Conditions with GIS, Presented at 12th Biennial State of Missouri GIS Conference, Feb. 16-18, 2009, Osage Beach, MO, USA.

Duckworth, R. & Hung, M.-C. & Patton, J., 2009, Field Level Hydrology and Terrain Management Assessment Tool, Spring 2009 Seminar Series, Blackland Research and Extension Center, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University System, Feb. 10, 2009, Temple, TX, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2008, Detecting Urban Land Cover Composition from Satellite Images, Presented at the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research Spring 2008 Seminar Series, National Central University, May 21, 2008, Jhongli, Taiwan. (invited).

Hung, M.-C., 2008, Detecting Urban Land Cover Composition from Satellite Images, Presented at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering Spring 2008 Graduate Seminar Series, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, May 19, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan. (invited).

Patton, J. & Hung, M.-C., 2008, Using Spatial Technologies to Improve Energy Innovation and Environmental Quality in the Rural Midwest, Presented to U.S. Senator Bond’s Office (R-MO) representative for State Appropriation Funding, May 5, 2008, Maryville, MO, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. & Chu, T.-H., 2008, Formosat-2 Image to Estimate Urban Land Cover in Taipei, Taiwan, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 104th Annual Meeting, Apr. 15-19, 2008, Boston, MA, USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2008, A Simple Aerial Photo Database Query Interface to Facilitate Ground Truth Assessment, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 104th Annual Meeting, Apr. 15-19, 2008, Boston, MA, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Germaine, K., 2008, Delineating Impervious Surfaces Utilizing High-Spatial Resolution Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR Data, Presented at the Kansas City ArcInfo Users Group Meeting, Mar. 11, 2008, Liberty, MO, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wolf, E., 2008, Mapping Cemeteries with Balloon Aerial Photography, Presented at the Kansas City ArcInfo Users Group Meeting, Mar. 11, 2008, Liberty, MO, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2007, Character maps and fieldwork, Presented at the North American Cartography Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting, Oct. 10 - 13, 2007, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2007, GIScience on Environmental Problems and Disaster Responses, Presented at the Department of Geography Spring 2007 Seminar Series, National Taiwan Normal University, May 9, 2007, Taipei, Taiwan. (invited).

Butterworth, E. & Singh, R. & Backe, K., & Hung, M.-C., 2007, Geographers’ Role and Working in Geospatial Interoperability Standards Panel Session, Association of American Geographers (AAG) 103rd Annual Meeting, Apr. 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. & DiBiase, D. & Drews, P. & Johnson, L. & Phoenix, M. & Wilson, J. & Wright, D. & Wolf, E., 2007, Distance Learning and GIScience Panel Session, Association of American Geographers (AAG) 103rd Annual Meeting, Apr. 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Harper, E., 2007, Web-Based GIS from Commercial Software or Open-Source Software, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 103rd Annual Meeting, Apr. 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2007, Spatial Interpolation of Soil pH Readings from Farmland, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 103rd Annual Meeting, Apr. 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2006, Use of Character Maps on GPS/Remote Sensing Fieldwork, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 102nd Annual Meeting, Mar. 7-11, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2005, TM Imagery for Urban Environmental Modeling, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 101st Annual Meeting, Apr. 5-9, 2005, Denver, CO, USA.

Wu, Y.-H., & Hung, M.-C., 2005, Dynamic Shortest Path on Urban Transportation Network, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 101st Annual Meeting, Apr. 5-9, 2005, Denver, CO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2004, TM Imagery for Urban Land Cover Analysis, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 100th Annual Meeting, Mar. 14-19, 2004, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2004, Geo-Visualization, Presented at the Department of Geology/Geography Spring 2004 Seminar Series, Northwest Missouri State University, Mar. 11, 2004, Maryville, MO, USA. (invited).

Miller, H.J. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2003, A GIS Toolkit for Assessing Vulnerability to Transportation Network Disruption, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 99th Annual Meeting, Mar. 4-8, 2003, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2002, Urbanization Analysis from Multi-Temporal TM Imagery, Presented at the Utah Geographical Society (UGS) 18th Annual Fall Meeting, Oct. 18, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. (invited).

Miller, H.J. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2001, GIS-Based Dynamic Transportation Congestion Network Modeling, Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC), Sep. 27-28, 2001, Park City, UT, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. & McNeally, P., 2001, Monitoring and Visualizing the Great Salt Lake Water Level and Wetland Areas Using Satellite Images 1972 - 1996, Presented at the Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) 2001 Remote Sensing Workshop, Jun. 19, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H. & Gault, G., 2000, Visualization of Great Salt Lake Dynamics from Satellite Images, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 96th Annual Meeting, Apr. 4-8, 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2000, Visualization of Transportation Network Dynamics, Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 96th Annual Meeting, Apr. 4-8, 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Hung, M.-C. & Gault, G., 1999, Visualizing the Dynamic Character of Great Salt Lake, Presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC), Sep. 22-24, 1999, Snowbird, UT, USA. (invited).

Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 1999, Visualization of Landscape Change by Remotely Sensed Data, Presented at the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) 5th World Congress, Jul. 29 - Aug. 3, 1999, Snowmass, CO, USA.

Ridd, M.K. & Hung, M.-C. & Gluch, R.R., 1999, Modeling the Urban-Rural Gradient through Remote Sensing Using a V-I-S Model, Presented at the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) 5th World Congress, Jul. 29 - Aug. 3, 1999, Snowmass, CO, USA.

Miller, H.J. & Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 1998, GIS-Based Dynamic Congestion Modeling: Examples from the Salt Lake Metropolitan Region, Presented at The 11th Annual Geographic Information Systems for Transportation Symposium, Apr. 20-22, 1998, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

 

E. Poster Competition Reports / Presentations

 

Hung, M.-C., 2010, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2009 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Regional Meeting, Jun. 17, 2010, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2010, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2009 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2010 Annual Conference, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2009, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2008 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Regional Meeting, Jun. 18, 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2009, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2008 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2009 Annual Conference, Mar. 8-13, 2009, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2008, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2007 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Regional Meeting, Jun. 12, 2008, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Hung, M.-C., 2007, Winning Posters from Northwest Missouri State University 2006 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Presented at the St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Regional Meeting, Sep. 6, 2007, St. Louis, MO, USA.  

 

 

 

Grants and Projects  [top]

 

United Stated Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Using Remote Sensing to Detect Stream Sediment Footprints around Road Crossings, Principal Investigator, $5,000.00 (2010-2011).

United Stated Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), A Pilot Study for an Early Detection and Warning System for Invasive Plants in Aquatic Environments using Remote Sensing, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $13,000.00 (2009-2010).

Northwest Missouri State University, Measure the Changes in Well Water Quality in Nodaway County between 1970 and 2010, Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu, and one other co-PI: Dr. Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $3,400.00 (2009-2010).

Northwest Missouri State University, Surveying Well Water Quality in Nodaway County, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $1,150.00 (2009-2010).

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) subcontract through Blackland Research and Extension Center (BREC), Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M University System, Database Management System and Interface for APEX, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $40,516.00 (2008-2009).

Northwest Missouri State University, Using Color-Infrared Photography to Create Color Vision Impairment Friendly Character Maps, Principal Investigator, with one other co-PI: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu (NWMSU), $2,282.00 (2008-2009).

St. Louis Region and Central Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), ASPRS Special Award, Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair, Principal Investigator, approximately $650.00 each year (ongoing project, 2008 - present).

Northwest Missouri State University, Creating a Kansas City digital aerial photo database, co- Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu (NWMSU), $2,817.00 ($1,200.00 in 2007-2008, $1,617.00 in 2007-2008).

Northwest Missouri State University, Adapting commercial digital cameras to capture multi-spectral images, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $4,413.00 ($2,800.00 in 2007-2008, $1,613.00 in 2008-2009).

Northwest Missouri State University, Purchase of LiDAR data for topography related applications in the MS in GIScience curriculum, co- Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu (NWMSU), $3,600.00 (2006-2008).

Northwest Missouri State University, Subpixel classification technology for Taiwan land cover composition, Principal Investigator, one quarter release in Spring 2007 and $246.00 (2006-2007, collaboration with Dr. Tzu-How Chu, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University).

St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Principal Investigator, approximately $1,250.00 each year (ongoing project, 2006 - present).

Northwest Missouri State University, Interpolation of soil and plant spatial variability to promote site specific management strategies at the R.T. Wright University Farm, Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. Jamie Patton, and one other co-PI: Dr. Thomas Zweifel (NWMSU), $6,152.00 ($5,027.00 in 2005-2008, $1,125.00 in 2007).

Northwest Missouri State University, A GIS based transportation movement control training simulator, Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. Mark Corson, and three other co-PIs: Drs. Gregory Haddock, Patricia Drews, Yi-Hwa Wu (NWMSU), $7,630.00 (2005-2007).

Northwest Missouri State University, Using remote sensing technology to monitor temporal changes in crop health and growth at the R.T. Wright University Farm, Principal Investigator, with one other co-PI: Dr. Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $6,168.00 (2004-2006).

Northwest Missouri State University, Using GIS (Geographic Information System) and remote sensing to help students understand the local environment and environmental changes, Principal Investigator, $5,173.00 (2003-2005).

U.S. Department of Transportation, University Center for Research on the use of geospatial technologies in transportation related hazards and disaster assessment, Research Assistant (2002-2003).

Tohono O'odham Nation, Characterizing vegetation species and land cover types in the Tohono O’odham Nation,  Research Assistant (2002-2003).

The University of Utah, Developing departmental GIS online course, Research Assistant/Co-PI, $3,000.00 (2001-2002).

State of Utah, Creating Jordanelle Reservation Area aerial photograph database, Research Assistant (2001-2002).

Utah County, Utah, Creating Utah Lake aerial photograph database, Research Assistant (2000-2001).

The University of Utah, Developing interactive campus query system, Research Assistant (2000-2001).

Aerial Photography Field Office, Utah, Developing Salt Lake Valley aerial photograph query system, Research Assistant (1999-2000).

Ute Tribe, Utah, Creating Ute Tribe aerial photograph database, Research Assistant (1999-2000).

Utah Reclamation, Mitigation, and Conservation Commission, Monitoring and visualizing Great Salt Lake dynamics, Research Assistant (1999-2001).

Evans & Sutherland Inc., Creating Compressed Arc Digitized Raster Graphic (CADRG) data from vector topography maps, Research Assistant (1998-2000).

Evans & Sutherland Inc., Creating vector topography maps by Map Production System, Research Assistant (1998-2000).

University of Utah, Measuring space-time accessibility benefits within transportation networks: basic theory and computational procedures, Research Assistant (1998-1999).

Casper City, Wyoming, Creating Casper City geodetic database, Research Assistant (1997-1998).

The Military Traffic Management Command – Transportation Engineering Agency, Implementing dynamic traffic assignment for urban transportation, Research Assistant (1997-1998).

Evans & Sutherland Inc., Developing the Front-end Terrain Tool, Research Assistant (1996-1997).

Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Taiwan, Monitoring the changing condition and disturbance of sloping land by remote sensing, Research Assistant (1993-1994).

Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan, Initializing the National Geographic Information System integration plan, Research Assistant (1993-1994).

Department of Defense, Taiwan, Integrating and building military geographic information systems, Research Assistant (1992-1994).

Aero-Survey Department for Agriculture and Forest, Taiwan, Developing large-scale topographic maps and establishing an aerial photograph database, Research Assistant (1991-1993).

Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan, Developing a topographic map management system, Research Assistant (1991-1992).

 

 

 

Services  [top]

 

Manuscript reviewer and Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Planning and Development.

Manuscript reviewer, International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Manuscript reviewer, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.

Grant proposal reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

07/10  Host, GIScience Social Gathering – St. Louis 2010 Summer, St. Louis, MO.

07/10 Reviewer and Evaluator, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Ten Year Industry Forecast survey questionnaire. 

06/10 – 02/11 Chair, Poster Session, 2011 Missouri GIS Conference, Feb. 14-16, 2011, Osage Beach, MO, USA. 

06/10 – 06/11 President, St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

04/10 Moderator, Data Processing and Analysis: Data Visualization I Technical Session, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2010 Annual Meeting, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.

04/10 Chair, Community of Professional Graduate Programs in GIS&T Panel Session, Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2010 Annual Meeting, April 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA.

01/10 - 10/10 Judge, URISA 2010 Student Paper Competition, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2010 Annual Conference, Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 2010, Orlando, FL, USA.

01/10 - 03/10, Organizer, Judge, and Award Presenter, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Special Award, 59th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair, March 24-27, 2010, Kansas City, MO, USA.

08/09 – 05/10, Member, International Studies and Programs Committee, Northwest Missouri State University.

03/09 – present, Member, Missouri GIS Advisory Committee (MGISAC).

01/09 - 11/09, Organizer and Judge, 2009 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University and St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

01/09 - 10/09, Judge, URISA 2009 Student Paper Competition, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2009 Annual Conference, Sep. 29 - Oct. 2, 2009, Anaheim, CA, USA.

01/09 - 04/09, Organizer, Judge, and Award Presenter, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Special Award, 58th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair, April 1-4, 2009, Kansas City, MO, USA.

09/08 - 08/09, Chair, Graduate Council, Northwest Missouri State University.

02/08 – 11/08, Organizer and Judge, 2008 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University and St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

01/08 - 10/08, Judge, URISA 2008 Student Paper Competition, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2008 Annual Conference, Oct. 7-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA, USA.

11/07 – present, Person of Contact, Use of Formosat-2 satellite images for Northwest Missouri State University educational and research activities, Northwest Missouri State University Department of Geology/Geography (NWMSU G/G), National Taiwan Normal University Formosat-2 Image Application and Distribution Center (NTNU FS-2), and Taiwan National Space Organization (NSPO).

09/07 – 04/08, Organizer, Judge, and Award Presenter, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Special Award, 57th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair, April 2-5, 2008, Kansas City, MO, USA.

09/07 – 05/08, Member, Research Committee, Northwest Missouri State University.

09/07 – 05/10, Member, Graduate Council, Northwest Missouri State University.

05/07 - 08/07, Judge, URISA 2007 Student Paper Competition, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2007 Annual Conference, Aug. 20-23, 2007, Washington DC, USA.

04/07 – 11/07, Organizer and Judge, 2007 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University and St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

02/07, Member, Department Scholarship 2007-2008 Application Review Committee, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University.

09/06 – 04/07, Organizer (with Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu) and Chair, Distance Learning and GIScience Panel Session, Association of American Geographers (AAG) 103rd Annual Meeting, Apr. 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA.

04/06 – 11/06, Organizer and Judge, 2006 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day Poster Competition, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University and St. Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

01/06, Supervisor, Road Scholar event, 2006 Junior High Science Olympiad, Northwest Missouri State University.

01/05, Supervisor, Road Scholar event, 2005 Junior High Science Olympiad, Northwest Missouri State University.

09/04 – 10/06, Person of Contact, Creation of an intellectual minor in Precision Agriculture between Departments of Geology/Geography and Agriculture (collaboration with Dr. Jamie Patton, Person of Contact in the Department of Agriculture), Northwest Missouri State University.

09/04 – 04/06, Member, Research Committee, Northwest Missouri State University.

01/04, Supervisor, Road Scholar event, 2004 Junior High Science Olympiad, Northwest Missouri State University.

01/04 – present, Webmaster, Department homepage, Department of Geology/Geography, Northwest Missouri State University.

09/92 - 06/93, Head of senior class, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University.

02/90 - 09/90, Editor of newsletter, Mountain-Hiking Club, National Taiwan University.

09/89 - 06/93, Guide for mountain-hiking, Mountain-Hiking Club, National Taiwan University.

09/89 - 06/93, Assistant Guide for rock-climbing, Mountain-Hiking Club, National Taiwan University.

 

 

 

Graduate Students  [top]

 

Master’s thesis committee chair: 17

Master’s thesis committee member: 27

Additional Master’s comp exam committee member: 2

Graduate student curriculum advisor: 23

Undergraduate major advisor: 4

 

A. Finished Theses (As Thesis Advisor)

 

Paul, Nathan; 2009; Creating a User-friendly Multiple Disaster Natural Disaster Database with a Functioning Display Using Google Mapping Systems. 

Riley, Melanie; 2009; Automated Detection of Prehistoric Conical Burial Mounds From LIDAR Bare-Earth Digital Elevation Models (awarded Honorable Mention, 2010 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards)

Royal, Kevin; 2009; Evaluating and Comparing Digital Geospatial Publishing Tools.

Germaine, Kreh; 2007; An Automated Methodology for the Identification of Impervious Surfaces from High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR.

Harper, Erik; 2006; Open-Source Technologies in Web-Based GIS and Mapping.

Salyer, Melanie; 2006; An Evaluation of the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining, Flat Gap, Pound, Wise County, Virginia as Case Study.

Wolf, Eric; 2006; Low-Cost Large Scale Aerial Photography and the Upland South Folk Cemetery.

 

B. Finished Theses (As Committee Member)

 

Cervantes, Danielle, 2009, Using GIS to Create an Interactive GeoPDF Mapbook for the Big Island of Hawaii. 

Fisher, Bradley, 2009, Spatial-Temporal GIS Modeling of the Relationship between Precipitation and Streamflow.

Peterson, Deborah, 2009, An Interactive GIS Map of Autism Resources in Missouri. 

Banker, Samantha, 2008, Utilizing Geographic Information Systems to Identify Potential Lahar Pathways in Proximity to Cascade Stratovolcanoes. 

Chapkowski, Andrew, 2008, Geographical Distribution of Pediobius foveolatus in New Jersey Soybean Fields to Control the Mexican Bean Beetle Population.

Peterson, Dirk, 2008, Using Large Scale Aerial Images for 3D Visualizations. 

Wood, Nathan, 2008, Woody Corridor Levee Protection Along the Missouri River: Mapping Areas That Can Benefit.

Lynch, Chad, 2007, Examining the Relationship between Property Value and Urban Sprawl in Canyon County, Idaho.

Addison, Aaron, 2006, ArcGIS Geodatabase Data Model for Cave Science. 

Selk, Andrew, 2006, Implementing a Geographic Information System to Identify Suitable Monitoring Station Locations on Protected Small Streams in Wisconsin. 

VerBrugge, Lydia, 2006, Depth of Soil in the Goss-Gasconade-Rock Outcrop Complex in Callaway County, Missouri Using the Soil Land Inference Model (SoLIM). 

 

C. Ongoing Thesis Research (As Thesis Advisor)

 

Carlson, Richard; Efficacy of Using Normalized Intensity Values of Panchromatic Imagery for Change Detection Analysis (or the limits of the utility of incoherent change detection).

Crawford, Davie; Implementing a Utility Geographic Information System for Water, Sewer, and Electric.

Crook, Benjamin; Using LiDAR Data to Predict Waterfall Locations on Stream Networks.

Cook, Wendy (Evans, Wendy); Determining the Most At Risk Areas and People Affected by Hurricane Damage in Galveston, Texas.

Garcia, Andy;  The Influence of Neogeography on GIS.

Jeffers, David; An Analysis of Land Use/Land Cover Change over Time in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Lowery, Karen; Visualizing a Changing Ecosystem; a GIS Case Study of the Mesopotamia Marshlands, Iraq.

Nguyen, Chau; A pilot study for collaborative mapping and dynamic web GIS applications.

Pieper, John; Application of GIS in the Establishment of a Wildfire Evacuation Trigger Buffer in the Rafter J/ King Mountain Estates Residential Subdivision, Durango, Colorado.

Rhoads, Michael; Using Landsat Imagery and a Supervised Classification Methodology for Monitoring Land Cover Change in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Affiliations  [top]

 

01/09 – present, Member, Missouri Academy of Science (MAS).

01/07 – present, Member, North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS).

09/06 – present, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU, the International Geography Honor Society);  09/06 – 04/09, Academic advisor, Zeta Theta Chapter, Northwest Missouri State University.

06/05 – present, Member, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA);  02/06 – 10/07, Member, Publications Committee. 

09/03 – present, Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG).

06/99 - 05/00, Member, International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE).

10/96 – present, Member, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS);  06/05 – 06/09, Member, Board of Director, St. Louis Region; 06/09 – 06/12, Vice President, President, and Past President, St. Louis Region. 

 

 

 

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