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Head of Department
 Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

Professor Wu CHEN


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has collaborated with the Hong Kong Space Museum to showcase an interactive exhibit “Moon | Mars VR”, starting today for one year. The virtual reality exhibit, powered by PolyU’s cutting-edge technology that assists the Nation’s space missions, allows the public to experience spacewalking and explore the landing sites of Chang’e-4 and Tianwen-1 spacecrafts on the Moon and Mars. The launch ceremony was

3 Dec 2022

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LSGI PhD student Ms QING Yamin (3rd year), under supervision of Dr WANG Shuo, achieved excellence in the prestigious 2022 Young Scientist Award in Physical/ Mathematical Science (YS Award) with HK$5,000 cash prize, conferred by the Hong Kong Institution of Science in Dec 2022. The Hong Kong Institution of Science (HKIS) was established in 1992 to foster the development of science in Hong Kong and to facilitate the development of links with scien

3 Dec 2022

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Ir Dr Wallace Lai, Associate Head (Teaching) and Associate Professor of LSGI, was interviewed by Ming Pao JUMP in Nov 2022 for the state-of-the-art technologies and geospatial applications in the land surveying industry. Dr Lai shares examples of the latest development of Geo-spatial technology integrated with application of Land Surveying, e.g. COVID-19 dashboard, mobile navigation and real time tracking of transportation, etc. Indeed, the "Mast

2 Dec 2022

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LSGI students participated in the 7th Joint University Investment Game (“JUIG”) 2022 organized by Chief Securities between 3 October and 31 October, 2022. Roman Tin Chi Wong, a 3rd year BSc student of LSGI, received the Warrants Cup Champion and ranked 5th in terms of the top 100 performance with HK$5,000 cash prize. Wood Chun Hei Tam, also a 3rd year LSGI BSc student, received an overall ranking of 59 under the top 100 performance. The JUIG was

1 Dec 2022


Two Chair Professors from LSGI, Prof. John Wenzhong SHI and Prof. Qihao WENG, were ranked as the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists in the field of Geological and Geomatics Engineering according to the 2022 release by Stanford University. The database categorized scientists into 22 subject fields and 176 sub-fields. It has taken their research publications into consideration, including information on citations, individual’s scientific research

7 Nov 2022

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We are delighted to share that Dr Yiran WANG, Postdoctoral Fellow from the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, have granted funding support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China’s (NSFC) Young Scientists Fund 2022. The awarded project "Automatic Detection and Interpretation of Secondary Craters based on Spectral and Spatial Characteristics" will be granted funding of RMB 300,000 to support basic research work for three

31 Oct 2022

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The recruitment of payload specialists in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time in the Nation's fourth recruitment of astronauts and specialists has been the most talked about topic recently. As one of the handful of scientists in Hong Kong who have been engaged in the Nation’s space exploration, Prof. Bo WU, Associated Head of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI), Associate Director of the Research Centre for Deep Space E

31 Oct 2022

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On 8 October 2022, the PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2022 (Info Day) was successfully held that a broad range of face-to-face/online activities were provided first-hand information on undergraduate studies to the participants. As the first local tertiary institute holding face-to-face event this year, about 26,000 participants participated the event. Over 50 staff and students from the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) vigor

14 Oct 2022


Recently Dr. George Liu, a professor at the Department of Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics (LSGI) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was appointed as a Scientific Advisor by the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). Scientific Advisors are expected to help the HKO maintain an active link with the scientific community, advise HKO on long-term scientific and technical development strategies, and provide guidance on research studies an

5 Oct 2022

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How many WWII heritage and brave stories are still hidden and buried in Hong Kong’s forests and natural terrain? Wartime heritages and histories are whittled away elsewhere but innovative geo-spatial and geophysical technologies can unfold and sustain their legacy. Ir Dr. Wallace Lai and Dr. Yan Wai Yeung from LSGI have obtained a $4.75M Innovation Technology Fund (ITF) to develop and promote airborne and terrestrial geo-spatial/geophysical tech

8 Dec 2022

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