Our mission as a department is to be a key node of geographical knowledge production and dissemination, through both teaching and research, within Asia and globally.
The GIS Unit of the department seeks to spearhead the use of GIS across the various research disciplines and reach beyond the research realm in order to shape the GIS ecosystem in the campus. This bold mission is achieved through multiple initiatives across research, teaching, administration, operations and enterprise in turn grow the community of Geo-professionals for the university and for the industry.
Application for our Master of Science in Applied GIS programme is now open! click here to find out more.
For undergraduates, we offer four GIS-focused modules to help tackle the demand for Geo-professionals in this rapidly growing industry.
Introduction to GIS
Cartography and Visualisation
Applications of GIS & Remote Sensing
GIS Design and Practices
Over the past few years, we have worked on multiple projects ranging from undergraduate work, research work, publications, strategic intiatives, industry consultations and collaborations with various NUS research entities & administrative offices. Below are some screenshots of available GIS resources done by the team, as well as research works by our MSc students.
Located at AS2 #03-13, the GIS Lab can comfortably seat 40 students and is equipped with various GIS & remote sensing software. The laboratory is used extensively for tutorials and practical assignments on GIS spatial analyses and satellite image processing. As a GIS Lab, it is equipped with two projectors to project slides side-by-side with interactive maps.
by NUS Living Lab
by NUS Chinese Studies
by NUS GIS Strategic Initiative
The Map Library or Map Resource Unit has about 25,000 maps - including large and small scale topographic series, geological maps as well as a collection of valuable historical maps. The Unit is continuously expanding its collection of topographic sheets on Southeast Asia. It also contains the Department's Geography theses. The maps can be consulted within the Unit by students and the public. The theses may also be borrowed out by Teaching Staff, Honours Students and Graduate Students. Digitisation efforts are ongoing to have the map library go digital in the near future.
The GIS Unit is a virtual group supported by multiple participating staff and students of the department. It currently has a strength of two faculty staff and a research fellow supported by a manager, a resident librarian, a cartographer and a lab technologist. Students, both undergraduates and graduates, are employed on ad-hoc basis to assist on projects whenever the need arise. Primarily, the unit is actively led by the following members:
Research interests: GIScience, Data modeling, Ontology, Spatial epidemiology
Research interests: Landscape ecology, GIS and remote sensing applications, Spatial epidemiology
Research Interests: Remote Sensing, High resolution image data, GIS, LIDAR Point processing, Human Mobility, Machine Learning
GIS applications, Spatial data science
Research Interests: Geospatial cyberinfrastructure, high-performance computing(HPC), Internet GIS, simulation modeling, spatial demography
MSc Information Session at Esri Singapore User Conference 2019
28 August 2019 - The Department of Geography will be present at the Esri Singapore User Conference 2019 to share more about the MSc Applied GIS programme. Do look out for us at the ESRI exhibition booth!
Regional Geospatial Youth Forum 2019
23 August 2019 - Organized by SLA, the Regional Geospatial Youth Forum will see young geospatial professionals from around the region, gather and share their experiences through a series of conversations and geospatial poster/map showcase.
This is a personal page that belongs to A/P Feng Chen-Chieh and is used as an informal landing page to help showcase projects that the GIS Unit participates in.
We would love to hear from you any feedback that may lead to better usability of GIS or spatial techniques to support your academic research and/or module teaching. If you are interested in using any of our existing work in your preferred software for research or module teaching, do drop an email to our GIS Manager Siyuan Ma and we will get back to you with suggestions as soon as we can.