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My Summer 2022 Office Hours: Mondays: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., largely through Zoom (Meeting ID: 932 5558 9665); In-person meetings possible upon request.

This is my web home for professional activities. Please feel free to navigate this site to learn more about my teaching, research, and professional activities.

My book Urban Remote Sensing (1st edn) was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011. This book has been translated into Chinese, and was published by China's Higher Education Press on September 1, 2015. The Chinese version received one of the 2015 Best Imported Book Awards given by China Press Association. After ten years of this publication, I am pleased to announce the arrival of the second edition of Urban Remote Sensing (John Wiley & Sons, 2022). Information on my other book projects is posted here.

Some of my representative peer-reviewed journal articles can be found from here.  Here are two being just published:    

Zhang, F. and Yang, X. 2020. Improving Land Cover Classification in an Urbanized Coastal Area by Random Forests: The Role of Variable Selection. Remote Sensing of Environment, Https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.112105 (Impact Factor for 2019 = 9.085/corresponding author). 

Lai, F. and Yang, X. 2020. Integrating Spectral and Non-Spectral Information to Improve Urban Settlement Mapping in a Large Latin-American City. GIScience & Remote Sensing,57(6):830-844, Https://doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2020.1814032 (Impact Factor for 2019 = 5.965/corresponding author). Click here to download an ecopy of this paper (first 50 copies for free). 

I will be teaching two courses in Fall 2022: Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Analysis & Modeling. More information can be found from here.

I am a tenured Full Professor in the department of Geography at the Florida State University. My research centers on the development of remote sensing and geospatial information technologies with applications to support the geographic inquiries in urban and environmental domails. Specifically, my research interests include but are not limited to the following major areas:

  • Remote sensing and digital image processing
  • GIS-based spatial analysis,modeling & visualization
  • Urban ecology, land change science & ecological sustainability
  • Coastal ecosystems & watershed modeling
  • Applied geomorphology & geo-hazards
  • China

I recently begin a new appointment to direct the M.S. in Geographic Information Science (MSGIS) program for the period of Summer 2022-Spring 2025 after nearly 10 years of my service as the Graduare Director for FSU Geography Department. Other active services include the appointment as an editorial board member for several SCI-indexed journals.

Vancouver, Canada, April 17, 2010

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Xiaojun Yang
Department of Geography
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL32306-2190, U.S.A.
Tel: 850-644-1706 (Main Office)
Fax: 850-644-5913
Email: xyang@fsu.edu
URL: Http://myweb.fsu.edu/xyang



 

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