Zhong-Ren Peng is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University
of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Dr. Pengs major teaching and research
activities related to GIS are primarily in the areas of GIS database
design, linear data modeling, GIS applications in transportation,
and Internet GIS. Dr. Peng has developed a GIS interface to link
transit planning and modeling for Tri-Met, a transit agency in Portland,
Oregon. He also helped design an enterprise GIS database for agency-wide
transit applications for Tri-Met. His most recent interest and research
project is in the area of Internet GIS to study GIS functionality
on the Internet. Dr. Peng has published numerous articles on GIS
applications in transportation, Internet GIS, transit demand modeling,
transportation and land use interactions. His publications appear
in journals such as URISA Journal, Environment and Planning B, Urban
Studies, Transportation Research Records, Computers, Environment
and Urban Systems. Funded research experience includes grants from
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
from state departments of transportation in Wisconsin, Georgia and
Oregon, as well as local and regional governments.
Peng has organized and instructed four workshops in the URISA and
GIS/LIS conferences on the topic of Internet GIS: State of
the Art and has written several articles on this topic. He
regularly teaches introduction to GIS and advanced GIS courses at
the graduate level, which cover broad topics in advanced GIS, including
Internet GIS, component GIS, and GIS programming using visual basics
and macro languages. Other regular course offerings include transportation
planning, quantitative analysis, and urban planning methods.
Ming-Hsiang Tsou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Geography in San Diego State University. His research interests
focus on Internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS), multimedia
cartography, distributed computing, intelligent agents, and metadata
modeling. He has been teaching several classes, including Map and
Graphic Methods (Computer Cartography), Introduction to Geographic
Information Science and Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices
(Please refer to the class website at http://map.sdsu.edu/geo596.
Dr. Tsou is leading or participarting in many research projects.
The following is the brief description of his current projects and
Agent Communication Mechanism for Distributing GIServices on the
Internet". This project focuses on the formalization of the
role of software agents in GIServices and the integration of software
agents and GIS applications. You can refer to the GeoAgent Web site
Geospatial Information Services For Natural Habitat Conservation
and Management" supported by the NASA ARC 2001 program. This
project seeks to enhance the utility of remotely sensed imagery
by developing Web-based data warehousing, on-line image processing
and on-line analysis functions. The Web Site for this project is
Mobile GIS and Wireless Internet Image Servers for Environmental
Monitoring and Management" supported by the NASA ARC 2002 program.
The goal of this project is to utilize mobile GIS applications,
global positioning systems, and wireless network technology to provide
park rangers and natural resource managers with integrated mobile
geospatial information services. More information is provided in
the Web site for this project at: http://map.sdsu.edu/mobilegis.
more information, please refer to the http://map.sdsu.edu
for research projects and http://typhoon.sdsu.edu/tsou
for personal information.