Professor, Department of Geography

San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile University,

San Diego, CA 92182-4493        Telephone: (619)594-0205,   Fax: (619)594-4938

Email: mtsou@mail.sdsu.edu Web: http://geography.sdsu.edu/People/Pages/tsou/index.html


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            Tsou, M. H. (2011). Revisiting Web Cartography in the United States: the Rise of User-Centered Design. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 38 (3), 249- 256. LINK (PDF)

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Articles in Refereed Journals

           Tsou, M. H. and Yanow, K. (2010). Enhancing General Education with Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Journal, Special Issue on Geospatial Education and Training. 22(2), 45-54. LINK (PDF)

       Tsou, M.-H. and Kim, I. H. (2010). Increasing Spatial Awareness by Integrating Internet Geographic Information Services (GIServices) with Real Time Wireless Mobile GIS Applications. International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications (IJSITA), 1(4), 42-54. LINK

       Kawabata, Mizuki, Thapa, Rajesh, Oguchi, Takashi, and Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2010) Multidisciplinary Cooperation in GIS Education: A Case Study of US Colleges and Universities, The Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 34(4), 493- 509. LINK (PDF).

       Zhang, T., Tsou, M.-H., Qiao, Q., and Hu, B. (2010). Designing Integrated High Performance Web Portals for GIScience Research. Journal of Internet Technology. 11(6), 809-820.

       Zhang, T. and Tsou, M.-H. (2009). Developing a grid-enabled spatial Web portal for Internet GIServices and geospatial cyberinfrastructure, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 23(5), pp.605-630. LINK (PDF).

       Jankowski, P., Tsou M.-H., and Wright, R.D. (2007). Applying Internet Geographic Information System for Water Quality Monitoring. Geography Compass 1/6 (2007): 13151337. LINK (PDF)

       Zhang, T. and Tsou, M.-H. (2005) The Integration of Grid-enabled Internet GIServices and Geographic Semantic Web Technologies. In Special Issue on Distributed GIS, Geographic Information Science (the former journal of Annals of GIS), 11 (1), pp. 15-23. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, M.-H., Guo, L., and Howser, T. (2005). A Web-based Java Framework for Cross-Platform Mobile GIS and Remote Sensing Applications. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 42(4).pp. 278-302. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, M.-H. (2004). Integrated Mobile GIS and Wireless Internet Map Servers for Environmental Monitoring and Management, (the Special Issue on Mobile Mapping and Geographic Information Systems) in Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 31(3), pp. 153-165. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, M.-H. (2004). Integrating Web-based GIS and On-line Remote Sensing Facilities for Environmental Monitoring and Management. In special issue on the potential of Web-based GIS, the Journal of Geographical Systems. 6(2), pp. 155-174. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, M.-H., Guo L., and Stow D. (2003). Web-based Remote Sensing Applications and Java Tools for Environmental Monitoring, Online Journal of Space Communication, No. 3, http://spacejournal.ohio.edu/issue3/abst_tsou.html

       Tsou, M. H. and Buttenfield, B. P. (2002). A Dynamic Architecture for Distributing Geographic Information Services. Transactions in GIS, 6(4), pp. 355-381. LINK (PDF).


Chapters in Refereed Books

bulletTsou, M. H. and Kim, I. H. (In Press, 2011) Creating GIS simulation models on a TeraGrid-enabled Geospatial Web Portal: A Demonstration of Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure. In Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications (Volume in ISPRS Book Series). Edited by Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic and Bert Veenendaal.
bulletTsou, Ming-Hsiang (2009). Chapter 48: The Integration of Internet GIS and Wireless Mobile GIS. In Manual of Geographic Information Systems, edited by Marguerite Madden, published by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), pp. 923-933. LINK (PDF).

       Chang, Kuo-Chen and Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2008). Chapter 6. New Approaches for Integrating GIS layers and Remote Sensing Imagery for Online Mapping Services. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. (edited by M. P Peterson). Berlin: Springer. pp. 91- 102. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Curran, Judd M. (2008). Chapter 20. User-Centered Design Approaches for Web Mapping Applications: A Case Study with USGS Hydrological Data in the United States. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. (edited by M. P Peterson). Berlin: Springer., pp. 301-321. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Sun, Chin-Hong. (2007). Mobile GIServices Applications in Disaster Management, Book chapter in Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Change in Space and Time. (edited by Drummond, J, Billen, R., Forrest, D. and Joao, Ed. 2007. London: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis). (Innovations in GIS book series), pp. 213-236. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang. (2006). Bridging the Gap: Connecting Internet-based Spatial Decision Support Systems to the Field-based Personnel with Real time Wireless Mobile GIS applications. Book chapter in Collaborative Geographic Information Systems (Edited by Shivanand Balram and Suzana Dragicevic). Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group, Inc., pp. 316-339. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2003). Chapter 14: An Intelligent Software Agent Architecture for Distributed Cartographic Knowledge Bases and Internet Mapping Services. In Maps and the Internet, M. Peterson (ed), Oxford: Elsevier Press, pp. 229-243. (published on behalf of the International Cartographic Association). LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2002). An Operational Metadata Framework for Searching, Indexing, and Retrieving Distributed Geographic Information Services on the Internet.  In Geographic Information Science - Second International Conference GIScience 2002, M. Egenhofer and D. Mark (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2478, Berlin: Springer. pp. 312-333. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Buttenfield, Barbara P. (1997). A Direct Manipulation Interface for Geographical Information Processing. In: Kraak, M.J. and Melenaar, M. (eds.) Advances in GIS Research II. Taylor & Francis, London, U.K., pp. 905-915. LINK (PDF).



Encyclopedia Entries

       Tsou, M.H. (2008). Data Warehouse. In Karen Kemp (editor). Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 94-95).

       Tsou, M.H. (2008). Distributed GIS. In Karen Kemp (editor). Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 115-118).

       Tsou, M.H. (2008). Spatial Data Server. In Karen Kemp (editor). Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 404-406).

       Tsou, M.H. (2008). Web Services. In Karen Kemp (editor). Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 513-514).


Tsou, M.H. (2010). Mobile GIS. In Barney Warf (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks. vol. 4, pages 1918-1921.


Tsou, M.H. (2010). Internet GIS. In Barney Warf (editor). Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks. vol. 3, pages 1620-1623.


Tsou, M.H. (2010). Distributed Computing. In Barney Warf (editor). Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks, vol. 2, pages 776-778.


Articles in Refereed Proceedings

       Tsou, Ming-Hsiang, Zhang, Tong, and Kaiser, John (2007) Internet GIServices for Homeland Security, Geoinformatics 2007 Conference (1718 May 2007) http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007GE/finalprogram/abstract_122039.htm .

       Tong Zhang, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Qinghua Qiao, and Lin Xu (2006). Building an intelligent geospatial cyberinfrastructure: an analytical problem solving approach, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6420, 64200A (2006); doi:10.1117/12.712656. Conference Title: Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science.

       Tsou, M.H. and Buttenfield, B.P. (1998). Client/Server Components and Metadata Objects for Distributed Geographic Information Services. Proceedings, GIS/LIS '98, Fort Worth, TX, November, 1998: 590-599. LINK (PDF).

       Tsou, M.H. and Buttenfield, B.P. (1998). An Agent-based, Global User Interface for Distributed Geographic Information Services. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Vancouver, British Columbia, July, 1998: 603-612. LINK (PDF).


Refereed Extended Abstracts

bulletTsou, M.H. and Buttenfield, B.P. (2000). Extended Abstract: Agent-based Mechanisms for Distributing Geographic Information Services on the Internet, GIScience 2000 Abstract: First International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Octorber 28-31, Savannah, Georgia, pp. 30-32. LINK (PDF).


Book Review

bulletTsou, Ming-Hsiang (2008). Book Review: Map-based Mobile Services: Theories, Methods, and Implementations by Liqui Meng, Alexander Zipf, and Tumasch Reichenbacher (Eds.). Annals of GIS. 15(1), p. 73. (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a916953862~frm=titlelink)


Invited Articles in Major GIS Professional Magazines and Newsletters

bulletTsou, M.H., Stow, D., and J. Kaiser. (2006). Spatial Decision Support Services Enhance Homeland Security. GeosIntelligence, Mar/Apr 2006. pp. 18-23. LINK (PDF).
bullet Tsou, 2005. Recent Development of Internet GIS at GIS@development: http://www.gisdevelopment.net/technology/gis/techgis_002pf.htm
bulletTsou, M. H. (2004). Present realities and the future of Internet GIS. GIS@Development Magazine. July 2004, vol. 8 (7). Pp. 29-32. (URL: http://www.gisdevelopment.net/magazine/years/2004/july/29.shtml)
bulletTsou, M. H. (2004). Tracking the 2003 San Diego Wildfire. CSU Geospatial Review. Spring 2004, Vol. 2(1). Pp.1.