What OpenGMS can contribute to Geographic Research


Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


K262, CGIS Knafel Building

Presentation by Dr. Min Chen, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Abstract: Open modeling platforms are increasingly emerging to encourage scientists to share and apply numerical models on the web environment for their research. OpenGMS (http://geomodeling.njnu.edu.cn/) is a platform that aims at promoting open web-distributed geographic modeling and simulation. This open web-distributed modelling and simulation system is likely to enhance the use of existing resources and is expected to attract more participants. Moreover, with this system, participants from different physical locations or domains can perform comprehensive modelling and simulation tasks collaboratively. This talk gives a short introduction on the background, the framework, and the potential contributions of OpenGMS platform, examples are illustrated accordingly.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Min Chen is a professor and Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment, Nanjing Normal University, China. His research interest is geographic modeling and simulation. He is also the executive editor of Annals of GIS, and an editor of Environmental Modelling & Software.  He serves as Co-Chair of Education and Capacity Building for Digital Earth committee of the ISDE, Chair of Exploring interoperability of open modeling platforms Initiative in CSDMS, Chair of Young Geographer Working Group in Asian Geographic Associate (AGA), and the co-chairman for VGE committee of the International Society for Digital Earth. Dr. Chen has won numerous awards and prizes, and has published 100+ journal articles.  See his full c.v. and publication list here

Lunch will be served.