Members of International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Geospatial Data Analytics (2023-2027)

Commission Officers (2023-2027)

Prof. Ruisheng Wang, Commission Chair, National Representative of Canada

University of Calgary

Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering,

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4


Prof. Yifang Ban, Vice Chair, National Representative of Sweden

Department of Urban Planning Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

SE - 100 44 Stockholm



Prof. Wei Yao, Vice Chair, National Representative of HongKong

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics

Faculty of Construction and Environment

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Xianghong Che, Vice Chair

Research Center of Geospatial Big Data Application

Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping

28 Lianhuachi West Road, Beijing 100830,China

Commission Members

Dr. Naeema Al-Hosani, Associate Professor, National Representative of the United Arab Emirates
Department of Geography and Urban Sustainability
United Arab Emirates University
P.O. Box 15551, Al Ain, UAE
Personal website

Dr. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Professor, National Representative of Denmark
Department of Planning
Aalborg University
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, A, 1, 2450 København SV, DENMARK
Personal website

Dr. Kazimierz Becek, Professor, National Representative of Poland
Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
ul. Na Grobli 15, 50-421 Wroclaw, POLAND
Personal website

Dr. Csaba Benedek, Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor, National Representative of Hungary
SZTAKI Institute for Computer Science and Control, Machine Perception Research Laboratory,
Head of Research Group on Geo-Information Computing
H-1111, Budapest, Kende utca 13-17, HUNGARY
Personal website

Dr. Yiping Chen, Commission Member
Associate Professor, School of Geospatial Engineering and Science, Sun Yat-Sen University 
2 Daxue Road, Tangjiawan Town, High-tech Zone, Zhuhai, Guangdong 519082, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Hongchao Fan, Professor, National Representative of Norway
Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringFaculty of Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
7491 Trondheim, NORWAY
Personal website

Dr. Kah Elvis Fang, National Representative of the Republic of Cameroon
Department of Geography, University of Yaounde
Box 13138, Yaounde, CAMEROON

Dr. Haiyan Guan, Professor, Commission Member
School of Remote Sensing & Geomatics Engineering
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210044, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Mamoru Koarai, Professor, National Representative of Japan
Earth Science, College of Science
Ibaraki University
2-1-1 Bunkyo, Mito, Ibaraki 310-8512, JAPAN
Tel: +81-29-228-8396
Personal website

Dr. Aleksy Kolesnikov, Associate Professor, Commission Member
Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics
Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies
10 Plakhotnogo Street, Novosibirsk 630108, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Personal website

Dr. Florent Lafarge, Research Scientist, Commission Member
INRIATitane Research Group
2004 routes des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
Personal website

Dr. Samsung Lim, Associate Professor, National Representative of Australia
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Kensington Campus, Sydney, NSW 2052, AUSTRALIA
Personal website

Dr. Yi Lin, Professor, Commission Member
College of Surveying and Geo-informatics
Research Center of Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Technology
Tongji University
1239 Siping Road, Yangpu District Shanghai 200092, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Guoxiang Liu, Professor, National Representative of China
Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University
Western High-Tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan 611756, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Lingfei Ma, Assistant Professor, Commission Member Central University of Finance and Economics
Higher Education Par, Shahe, Changping District, Beijing 102206, CHINA

Dr. José Marcato Jr, Professor, National Representative of Brazil
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Urbanism and Geography
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)
79070-900 Campo Grande, BRAZIL
Personal website

Dr. Graciela Metternicht, Professor and Director, Past Commission Chair (2001-2007)
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Kensington 2052, Sydney NSW 2052, AUSTRALIA
Personal website

Dr. Yashon O. Ouma, Professor, National Representative of Kenya
Department of Civil Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Technology
University of Botswana
Private Bag UB 0022, Gaborone, BOTSWANA

Dr.-Ing. Karel Pavelka, Professor, National Representative of Czech Republic
Head, Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Thákurova 7 166 29 Praha 6, CZECH REPUBLIC
Personal website

Dr. Aleksey Portnov, Professor, Commission Member
Vice Rector for Scientific Work
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
MIIGAiK #4, Gorokhovsky Pereulok 105064, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Personal website

Dr. Bheshem Ramlal, Senior Lecturer, National Representative of Trinidad and Tobago
Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management
University of the West Indies
Personal website

Dr. Masood Varshosaz, National Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology
Tehran 19967-15433, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN,
Personal website

Dr. Jay Sagin, Research Professor, National Representative of Kazakhstan and Central Asia
School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave, Nur-Sultan City, 010000, KAZAKHSTAN
Personal website

Dr. Huanfeng Shen, Professor, Commission Member
School of Resource and Environmental Sciences
Wuhan University
129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430079, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Julian Smit, Associate Professor, National Representative of South Africa
School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
University of Cape Town
Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Personal website

Dr. Guoan Tang, Professor, Commission Member
School of Geographical Science
Nanjing Normal University
1 Wenyuan Road, Xianlin University District, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023 CHINA
Personal website

Mrs. Ekaterina Trifanova (Makhina), Professor, Commission Member
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Applied Cosmonautics and Photogrammetry
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
MIIGAiK #4, Gorokhovsky Pereulok 105064, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Dr. Maria Tsakiri-Strati, Professor Emeritus, National Representative of Greece
School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Box 439 54124, Thessaloniki, GREECE
Personal website

Dr. Rumiana Vatseva, Professor, National Representative of Bulgaria
Department of Geography
National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Personal website

Dr. Tamara Vereschaka, Professor, Commission Member
Head, Department of Cartography
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
MIIGAiK #4, Gorokhovsky Pereulok 105064, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Personal website

Dr. Xiaojun Yang, Professor, National Representative of USA, Past Commission Chair (2007-2016)
Department of Geography
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL32306-2190, USA
Personal website

Dr.Ing Wei Yao, Assistant Professor, Representative of Hong Kong SAR
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
181 Chatham Road South, Hung Hom, Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Xianfeng Zhang, Professor, Commission Member
Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Peking University
5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhang, Associate Professor, Commission Member
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Hohai University
8 Focheng Road West, Jiangning District, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, CHINA
Personal website

Dr. Yongqin Zhang, Associate Professor, Commission Member
Department of Biological Sciences
Delta State University
1003 West Sunflower Road, PO Box 3262, Cleveland, MS 38733, USA
Personal website

Dr. Leila Hashemi, Associate Professor, Commission Member
Director of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science Research Laboratory; Geomatics Graduate Coordinator
Department of Built Environment, College of Science and Technology, North Carolina A&T State University
402 Laurel St, Greensboro, NC 27405, United States

Personal website

Dr. Rifaat M. Abdalla, Associate Professor, National Representative of the Sultanate of Oman
Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science
Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 471, PC: 123, Al-Khodh
The Sultanate of Oman
Personal website

Dr. Rana N. Jawarneh, National Representative of Qatar
Associate Professor of Geography (GIS and Remote Sensing)
Applied Geography and GIS Program, Department of Humanities, Qatar University, Doha
P. O. Box 2713, Doha, QATAR
Personal website

Dr. Lingli Zhu, National Representative of Finland
AI Group Leader, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI)
National Land Survey of Finland (NLS)
Opastinsilta 12 C, 00521 Helsinki, FINLAND
Personal website

Dr. Fabiola D. Yépez-Rincón, National Representative of Mexico
Professor of Remote Sensing, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)
Calle Pedro de Alba s/n, Centro, C.P. 64000, San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L., México
Personal website

Dr. Nelly L. Ramírez-Serrato, Commission Member
Head of Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Natural Resources, Geophysics Institute
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Circuito de la Investigación Científica s/n, C.U., Coyoacán, 04150 Mexico City, MÉXICO
Personal website

Dr. Vidhya Lakshmi Sivakumar, National Representative of India
Professor and Associate Dean of International Affairs, Department of Geotechnics and Geomatics, Saveetha School of Engineering
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Pin 602105, INDIA
Personal website

Dr. Saeid Pirasteh, PGeo, Commission Member
Associate Professor, Department of Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics 
College of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, SC 611756, China
Personal website

Dr. Eric Kwabena Forkuo, National Representative of Ghana
Professor, Department of Geomatic Engineering 
Dean, Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, GHANA
Personal website

Dr. Liudmila (Mila) Mitsevich, National Representative of Belarus
Head, Department of Photogrammetry
Topographic and Geodetic Enterprise BELGEODESY
17 Masherova Avenue, Minsk 220029, Belarus
Personal website

Mr. Kyle Yilin Gao, Commission Student Representative of Canada on the ICA Commission
Department of Geography and Environmental Management
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, CANADA
Personal website

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