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Laboratory for Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems Laboratory is a multi-discipline laboratory for research and teaching in the area of Geo-Informatics. The Laboratory covers the disciplines of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, virtual reality and database management systems. In GIS area, the Laboratory is equipped with software such as Arc/Info 8.1 (three sets ,including the major extension modules), ArcGIS 9.2, Microstation and Idrisi. In the area of remote sensing, the Laboratory is equipped with ER-Mapper 7.0 floating. Other software are Civil Inroads suite, Mathlab 6.1, Visual Studio 2005, Ortho maker, Mono mapper, Stereo maker, Stereo mapper, Star-Net demo etc..

There are 16 PC workstations in the Laboratory. The workstations are Dell Pentium 4 CPU with 3.GHz and with one Gbyte Ram installed. These workstations are linked to each other through network. Other hardware includes an A0 size color HP 800ps DesignJet and A4 double-sided printers.

A0 size color HP 650C DesignJet plotter

A0 size Calcomp 9500 digitizer

Hot news & events

Announcement of the formation of the Laser Scanning Interest Group by the Hong Kong Society for Remote Sensing

LSGI Student GAO Ya received 'Outstanding Student Award of Faculty' and 'Outstanding Student Award of Department'

Delegation from Nanjing Normal University visited LSGI

Renowned Chinese Scholars visited LSGI

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Dr. Wallace Lai visited Diocesian Boy's School (DBS)

Dr. Charles Wong conducted a Public Lecture at the Hong Kong Science Museum

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Media interview on LSGI's Research & Development on Precise GPS Positioning Technology

2014 Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholars Scheme - Prof. Xu Guanhua, former Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

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LSGI Staff Delivered Presentations in RICS-HK Geomatics Conference 2014

LSGI hosts hydrographic training with industry

Urban Heat Island Seminar in Hong Kong in InnoCarnival 2014

Outstanding LSGI Alumni Award 2014 - Prof. Zhiwei Li

PolyU Education Info Day (11 Oct 2014)

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Research Student Scholarships are Available Now. Click here for application.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Research Activities

The LSGI is very active in research activities. It hosts research centres which focus on geomatics, remote sensing and urban hazards. Find out more.


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