Open Seminar: The Application of Geographical Information System in Land Administration and Management

Speaker: Professor Anthony G.O.Yeh

Date: 23/09/2000 (Saturday)

Time: 13:00 hr.- 15:30 hr. (buffet lunch included)

Time

Events

13:00

Reception (lunch and introduction )

14:00

HKILA Chairman's Opening Speech

14:15

Speaker's Speech

15:00

Tea Break

15:15

Discussion Session

15:30

PDC Chairman's Closing Speech

Fee: HK$ 250

Venue: World Trade Centre Club, 38/F, World Trade Convention Centre, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, H.K. (LOCATION Plan below)

 

THE SEMINAR:

GIS education and training provide exciting new opportunities for land administration development in both private and public sectors. These opportunities are driven by a growing need to invest in this aspect of the Guandong-HKSAR geospatial infrastructure.

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and development planning. For example, a GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, or a GIS might be used to find wetlands that need protection from pollution.

GIS are now used extensively in government, business, and research for a wide range of applications including environmental resource analysis, land use planning, locational analysis, tax appraisal, utility and infrastructure planning, real estate analysis, marketing and demographic analysis, habitat studies, and archaeological analysis. Particular GIS software systems are often specialized to fit certain types of decision making There are as many different types of GIS software that can be used in land administration.

THE SPEAKER:

Professor Anthony Yeh is Chair Professor and Director of the Geographical/Land Information System Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong. He is also Assistant Director of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management and Associate Dean of the Graduate School. He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1981 after working as a research officer of the Strategic Planning Unit of the Hong Kong Government. His main areas of specialization are urban development and redevelopment in Hong Kong, China, and S.E. Asia, and the applications of geographic/land information systems in urban and regional planning. He has carried out research and published widely in international publications in his research areas. He has conducted many CPD training courses on urban planning and management and geographic information systems in Hong Kong and China. He has been the Founding President of the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association, Chairman of the Hong Kong Geographical Association, and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. He is at present Chairman of the Geographic Information Science Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and Honorary Professor of a number of key universities and research institutes in China.

 

LOCATION PLAN OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE, CAUSWAY BAY

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE- Prof. Anthony G.O. Yeh

Chair Professor and Director of the Geographical/Land Information System Research Centre, Assistant Director of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, The University of Hong Kong

B.A. (HKU), M.Sc. (Asian Institute of Technology), M.R.P., Ph.D. (Syracuse), FHKIP, FRTPI, FRAPI, MCIT, RPP. MBCS

Assistant Director and Chair Professor

Address: Room 836, Knowles Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Telephone: (+852) 2859-2721 Fax: (+852) 2559-0468

 

Land Use Planning; Urban Renewal; New Towns; Geographic/land Information Systems; Urban Planning and Development in Hong Kong, China, and S.E. Asia

Professor Anthony Yeh joined the University of Hong Kong in 1981 after working as a research officer of the Strategic Planning Unit of the Hong Kong Government. His main areas of specialization are urban development and redevelopment in Hong Kong, China, and S.E. Asia, and the applications of geographic/land information systems in urban and regional planning. He has carried out research and published widely in international publications in his research areas. He has been Founding President of the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association, Chairman of the Hong Kong Geographical Association, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Vice President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), Programme Director of the Geographic/Land Information Technology Programme of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP). He is at present Chairman of the Geographic Information Science Commission of the International Geographic Union (IGU) and Secretary-General of the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA). He is also honorary professor at various major universities and research institutes in China, including Institute of Geography, Beijing; Tongji University, Shanghai; Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangzhou; and Zhongshan University, Guangzhou. Apart from working in Hong Kong and China, he has done fieldwork in Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. He has been invited to attend many expert group meetings of the United Nations Centre of Regional Development (UNCRD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has conducted many CPD training courses on urban planning and management and geographic information systems in Hong Kong and China. Professor Anthony Yeh has served on various planning related bodies of the Hong Kong Government. At present he is member of the Transport Advisory Committee, Town Planning Appeal Board and Appeal Tribunal (Buildings Ordinance) of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

 

 

 

Selected Publications

Trainng Manual on Geographic Information Systems in Local/Regional Development Planning (1995), Nagoya, Japan: United Nations Centre for Regional Development, 260 pp. (Mike Batty, Duane Marble, and A.G.O. Yeh [co-author])

Principles of Geographic Information System and Their Applications in Urban Planning and Management (1995), Beijing: Science Press, 143 pp. (Xiaodong Song and A.G.O. Yeh [co- author]) (in Chinese)

"Urban Growth Management in the Pearl River Delta: An Integrated Remote Sensing and GIS Approach" (1996), Netherlands: The ITC Journal, No. 1996-1, pp. 77-86 (A.G.O. Yeh [main author] and Xia Li)

"An Integrated GIS and Location-Allocation Approach to Public Facilities Planning" (1996), New York: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 20, No. 4/5, pp. 339-350 (A.G.O. Yeh [main author] and Man Hong Chow)

"An Integrated Remote Sensing and GIS Approach in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Rapid Urban Growth for Sustainable Development in the Pearl Rive Delta, China" (1997), UK: International Planning Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 195-222 (Anthony Gar-On Yeh [main author] and Xia Li)

"Accuracy Improvement of Land Use Change Detection Using Principal Components Analysis: A Case Study in the Pearl River Delta" (1997), Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 282-289 (Xia Li and Anthony Gar-On Yeh [co-author]) (in Chinese)

"Sustainable Land Development Model for Rapid Growth Areas Using GIS" (1998), U.K.: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 169-189 (A.G.O. Yeh [main author] and Xia Li)

"Principal Component Analysis of Stacked Multi-Temporal Images for the Monitoring of Rapid Urban Expansion in the Pearl River Delta" (1998), U.K: International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 1501-1518 (Xia Li and A.G.O. Yeh [co-author])

"Availability and Pricing of Georeferenced Data in Asia Pacific" (1998), in D.R.F. Taylor (ed.), Policy Issues in Modern Cartography, London: Pergamon, pp. 47-69.

"Applying Case-Based Reasoning(CBR) to Urban Planning - A New PSS Tool" (1999), UK: Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 101-116 (A.G.O. Yeh [main author] and Xun Shi)

"Urban Planning and GIS" (1999), in Paul A Longley, Michael Goodchild, David Maguire and David Rhind (eds.) Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Applications, and Management, Second Edition, New York: John Wiley, pp. 877-888.

"The Integration of Case-Based Systems and GIS in Development Control" (1999), Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 345-364. (Xun Shi and A.G.O. Yeh [co-author] )

"Modelling Sustainable Urban Development by the Integration of Constrained Cellular Automata and GIS" (2000), International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 131-152 (Xia Li and A.G.O. Yeh [co-author])

"The Use of Modal Accessibility Gap as an Indicator for Sustainable Transport Development” (2000), in L. Sucharov and C.A. Brebbia (eds.), Urban Transport VI: Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century, Southampton, WIT Press, pp. 267-276 [R.C.W. Kwok and A.G.O. Yeh [co-author])

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book of Methods and Applications (2000), Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 423 pp. (Gregory Kersten, Zbigniew Mikolajuk, Anthony Gar-On Yeh [co-editor])

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