About the Director

Prof. Tien-Yin (Jimmy) Chou

Director, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University

Geographic Information Systems Research Center, Feng Chia University 100, Wunhua Rd., Situn District, Taichung, Taiwan 40724 R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-24516669
Fax: +886-4-24519278
Email:jimmy@gis.tw

Education

1986 – 1990 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Ph.D in Source Development
1981 – 1984 National Chung Hsing University (Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
MS in Soil and Water Conservation

Professional Experience

2008 – Present Feng Chia University (Taichung, Taiwan)
Lifetime Distinguished Professor
1991 – Present Feng Chia University (Taichung, Taiwan)
Director, GIS Research Center

Professor, Department of Land Management
1986 – 1990 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Research assistant, Department of Soil and
Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

  • Source Conservation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Land Management
  • Geographic Information System
  • Disasters Prevention and Protection Information

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding I.T. Elite Award, 2008, Taipei computer Association.
  • Best Achievement in Water Resources Award, 2005, Chinese Society of Water Resources Management.
  • Special Achievement in GIS Award, 2003, ESRI, USA.
  • Best Contribution on land administration Award, 2001, Ministry of Interior, Taiwan

Membership of international organizations

  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensin(ASPRS)
  • American Congress of Surveying and Mapping(ACSM)
  • International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(ISPRS)
  • Chinese Professional of GIS Abroad(CPGIS)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium(OGC) Principal member
  • OGC Planning Committee Board Member
  • Secretary General of Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture(AFITA)
  • High Level Advisory Board Member, TURaS Project in FP-7
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Vice-Chair, Outreach & Membership Committee, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association

Theory and Application of Spatial Information Technology - VolumeⅠ(2018.01)

Hadoop Technical manual-Chinese version (2016.09)

Easy to learn ArcGIS 10 (2016.06)

Theory and Application of Spatial Information Technology - VolumeⅡ(2015.06)

HBase Technical manual-Chinese version (2012.12)

An Introduction to Visualization–For Absolute Beginners (2008.04)

Geographic Information Systems: Theory and Practice(2008.03)

Remote Sensing: Theory and Practice (2006.03)