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    Bo Zhao

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    Assistant Professor
    Discipline: Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
    Office: Strand 347
    Phone: 541-737-3497
    Email: bzhao@coas.oregonstate.edu


    Web GIS, Location Based Social Media, Location Spoofing

    Exclusive Interview - Message in a Map

    Research Interests

    Cartography and geovisual analytics

    Current Research

    Storymap.js - a javascript map library for storytelling via web maps https://github.com/jakobzhao/storymap

    Carto - a geospatial data platform http://carto.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/


    Ph.D.  The Ohio State University, Geography, 2015
    M.S.   Nanjing University, Cartography and GIS, 2008
    B.S.   Nanjing University, GIS, 2006


    GEOG 371: Web Mapping
    GEOG 472/572: Geovisual Analytics

    These two courses are Google Cloud Platform supported. In order to get sense of the course, check out the one practical exercise of GEOG 371 at https://github.com/jakobzhao/noise_complaints(demo).



    B. Zhao and D. Z. Sui. True lies in geospatial big data: detecting location spoofing in social media. Annals of GIS: 1-14. doi: 10.1080/19475683.2017.1280536


    B. Zhao, D.Z. Sui and Z. Li. Visualizing the gay community in Beijing with location-based social media. Environment and Planning A. doi:10.1177/0308518X16685885.

    J.C. Liu and B. Zhao. Who speaks for climate change in China? Evidence from Weibo. Climatic Change. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1883-y

    Y. Li, J Qiu and B. Zhao. Quantifying urban ecological governance: A suite of indices characterizes the ecological planning implications of rapid coastal urbanization. Ecological Indicators. 72 (2017): 225-233


    D.Z. Sui and B. Zhao. GIS as Media through the GeoWeb. In Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media, eds. S.P. Mains, J. Cupples, and C. Lukinbeal. Springer. Berlin.191-208.

    X. Chen, B. Zhao, and E. Blackard. Unveiling Perceptions of Food Safety Scandals in China: An Exploratory Study with Search Engine. Global Media Journal.

    S.J. Kay, B. Zhao, and D.Z. Sui. Can Social Media Clear the Air? A Case Study of the Air Pollution Problem. Professional Geographer, 67:3:351-363.


    B. Zhao and D.Z. Sui. True Lies in Big Data: Detecting Location Spoofing based on Geographic Knowledge. In Workshops on Big Data and Urban Informatics, ed. P. Thakuriah. Chicago, IL.


    D.Z. Sui, Z.W. Xu and B. Zhao. Networks in Geography. In R. Alhajj and J. Rokne, Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (ESNAM) Berlin, Springer.

    L.J. Zhang, B. Zhao and D.H. Jiang. Research on the Conversion from CAD to GIS Data. Geomatics Technology and Equipment, 14-17. (In Chinese)


    Z.Y. Chen, M.C. Li and B. Zhao. Geo-Interface - Connecting the Real World with Cyberspace. Science of surveying and mapping, 34. (In Chinese)


    B. Zhao, M.C. Li and Z.X. Jiang. Using GeoRSS to Syndicate the Spatiotemporal Information. Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, Proc. SPIE 6754, 675428.


    B. Zhao, X.M. Huang and G.P. Wu. OGC Web Services Based on Ajax Engine. Geospatial Information Technology, Proc. SPIE 6421, 64210R.

    X.M. Huang and B. Zhao. SVG based Remote Sensing Visualization. Remotely Sensed Data and Information,Proc. SPIE 6419, 64191N.

    B. Zhao. An Introduction to UMN MapServer. Software World, 20:48~49. (In Chinese)


    B. Zhao and J.Z. TAN. A Research on Linear Elements Smoothing in the MapInfo. Bulletin of Surveying and Mapping, 6:25~27. (In Chinese)

    B. Zhao and J.S. MA. Design of XML based Geo Data Model. Geomatics Technology and Equipment, 1:9~12. (In Chinese)

    Looking for Talented Graduate Students

    I am looking for students who are interested in web mapping, location-based social media, big (geospatial) data analytics. Please send your cv and/or research materials to me or drop by my office if you are already enrolled.

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