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Big Technology Waves & New GIS & Online Mapping Technologies

Friday, March 5, 2021
3:30 pm
Virtual meeting on Zoom
Professor Yun Zhang

Big Technology Waves and New GIS and Online Mapping Technologies

Professor Yun Zhang (University of New Brunswick)

Friday March 5th
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Zoom details: available upon request from

The fast-growing Spatial Big Data and the fast-changing Big Technology Waves have quickly changed the ways we operate in our daily, personal and professional lives. Google Maps is an example that has changed the way we look for and use location for information; and ESRI GIS is another example that has changed the way organizations manage, analyze and visualize information for their daily planning activities.

This talk will briefly review the global impacts brought about by Spatial Big Data and Big Technology Waves in the past two decades, using Google Maps and ESRI as examples. It will also review our contributions to Google Maps, including 2D satellite image online mapping and Street View. Then, it will introduce our new developments in 3D online mapping, change detection, and hyperspectral imaging. In conclusion, we will discuss future development trends based on the past developments, current fast growth of Spatial Big Data, and the emergence of new technologies.

Part of the Department of Geography & Environment Speaker Series

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