GIS Team
Institute of Geographic information science of Zhejiang University
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Institute of Geographic information science of Zhejiang University was permitted to organize in November 1993 and established in April 1995. The laboratory mainly focuses on Digital Earth, Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and other national key high-technology fields. Basing itself on the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Zhejiang University and The Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System of Zhejiang Province. The director of the laboratory and institute, Prof. Liu Renyi, is the academic leader of Geographic Information Science. The laboratory offers undergraduate program of Geographic information science, master's and doctoral program of Cartography and Geographic information science (GIS), and master's program of Physical Geography. It now boasts 6 professors, 10 associate professors, 4 post doctor, more than 30 doctoral candidates and more than 50 master candidates.
The laboratory engages in research of GIS theory, technological methodology and application software, including space-time data modeling, high performance GIS, comGIS, WebGIS, massive spatial data management, remote sensing image processing technology, virtual reality GIS, three-dimensional GIS visualization , mobile GIS, etc.. It also undertakes nearly 50 national research projects (including 863 program, National Science Foundation, National Science and Technology Major Projects) and provincial    projects.Furthermore, it has won more than 10 provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress awards, published more than 60 papers on core journals of      China, more than 30 papers cited by SCI/EI, and 7 monographs. It has acquired 33 software copyrights and 5 patent for invention.
The laboratory has accumulated dozens of application software for land, marine, surveying and mapping, water conservancy immigration, urban planning, house property, environment, water conservancy, environmental protection, radio and television, tourism, security, quality supervision, agriculture, forestry, urban law enforcement and administration, planning management, national defense and many other department, which has significant popularization and application.
Through 20 years construction, the laboratory has become a distinctive base for all-round personnel training and scientific research, supplying high-level talents to GIS teaching, research and management in our country, and providing GIS services with many forms to government administration department and society.