Recent books and chapters

Wang, C. (chapter editor and 1st author), Kantor, C.M., Mitchell, T., Bacastow, S., 2019. Digital Earth: From Education to Careers, in Manual of Digital Earth, Eds. Guo, H., Eds. Guo, H., Goodchild, M. F., Annoni, A. Springer.

Genderen, J. van, Goodchild, M.F., Yang, C., Nativi, S., Wang, L. and Wang, C. (in presss). Digital Earth Challenges and Future Trends, in Manual of Digital Earth, Eds. Guo, H. et al. 

Li, Z., Gui, Z., Hofer, B., Li, Y., Scheider, S., & Shekhar, S. Geospatial Information Processing Technologies.  in Manual of Digital Earth, Eds. Guo, H. et al. 



Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


Li, H., Mao, D., Li, X., Wang, Z. and Wang, C., 2019. Monitoring 40-year lake area changes of the Qaidam Basin, Tibetan Plateau using Landsat time series. Remote Sensing, 11:343.

Davis, E., Wang, C., Dow, K., 2019. Comparing Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat 8 OLI in Soil Salinity Detection: A Case Study of Agricultural Lands in Coastal North CarolinaInternational Journal of Remote Sensing. 40(16):6134-6153

Zhang, Y., Zang, S., Sun, L., Yan, B., Yang, T., Yan, W., Meadows E. M., Wang, C., Qi, J., 2019. Characterizing the changing environment of cropland in the Songnen Plain, Northeast China, from 1990 to 2015. J. Geogr. Sci., 29(5): 658-674.

Miller, G.J., Morris, J.T., and Wang, C. 2019. Estimating aboveground biomass and its spatial distribution in coastal wetlands utilizing planet multispectral imageryRemote Sensing, 11: 2020; doi:10.3390/rs11172020

Huang, X., Wang, C. and Lu, J. 2019. Understanding the spatiotemporal development of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts using nighttime remote sensing. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19:2141-2155.

Huang, X., Wang, C. Li, Z., & Ning, H. (2019). Identifying disaster related social media for rapid response: a visual-textual fused CNN architecture. International Journal of Digital Earth, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2019.1633425. 

Li, Z., Huang, Q., Jiang, Y., & Hu, F. (2019). SOVAS: a scalable online visual analytic system for big climate data analysisInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science, 1-22.


Huang, X., Wang, C. Li, Z., & Ning, H. (2018). A visual-textual fused approach to automated tagging of flood-related tweets during a flood event. International Journal of Digital Earth, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2018.1523956. 

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2018). Reconstructing flood inundation probability by enhancing near real-time imagery with real-time gauges and tweets. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(8), 4691-4701. 

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2018). A near real-time flood-mapping approach by integrating social media and post-event satellite imagery. Annals of GIS, 24(2), 113-123. 

Wang, C., Li, Z., & Huang, X. (2018). Geospatial Assessment of Wetness Dynamics in the October 2015 SC Flood with Remote Sensing and Social Media. Southeastern Geographer, 58(2), 164-180. 

Li, H., Wang, C., Huang, X., & Hug, A. (2018). Spatial Assessment of Water Quality with Urbanization in 2007–2015, Shanghai, China. Remote Sensing, 10(7), 1024.

Li, Z., Hodgson, M. E., & Li, W. (2018). A general-purpose framework for parallel processing of large-scale LiDAR dataInternational Journal of Digital Earth11(1), 26-47.

Mozzi, P., Piovan, S., & Corrò, E. (2018). Long-term drivers and impacts of abrupt river changes in managed lowlands of the Adige river and northern PO delta (Northern Italy)Quaternary International.


Cutter, S. L., Emrich, C. T., Gall, M., & Reeves, R. (2017). Flash flood risk and the paradox of urban developmentNatural Hazards Review19(1), 05017005.

Zhang, L., Lin, H., Dewayany, S., Myint, M. K., Mohamad, S. H., Zin, M. L., … & Zhu, L. (2017). Earth observation of resources and environment in coastal zone along the maritime silk roadBulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences32(Z1), 26-33.

Li, H., Wang, C., Zhong, C., Zhang, Z., & Liu, Q. (2017). Mapping typical urban LULC from Landsat imagery without training samples or self-defined parametersRemote Sensing9(7), 700.

Wang, J., Wang, C., & Zang, S. (2017). Assessing re-composition of Xing’an larch in boreal forests after the 1987 fire, Northeast ChinaRemote Sensing9(5), 504.

Zhang, Y., Yang, B., Liu, X., & Wang, C. (2017). Estimation of rice grain yield from dual-polarization Radarsat-2 SAR data by integrating a rice canopy scattering model and a genetic algorithmInternational journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation57, 75-85.

SooHoo, W. M., Wang, C., & Li, H. (2017). Geospatial assessment of bioenergy land use and its impacts on soil erosion in the US MidwestJournal of environmental management190, 188-196.

Fan, Q., Wang, C., Zhang, D., & Zang, S. (2017). Environmental influences on forest fire regime in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, northeast ChinaForests8(10), 372.

Guo, H., Qiu, Y., Massimo, M., Chen, F., Zhang, L., Ishwaran, N., … & Liang, D. (2017). DBAR: International Science Program for sustainable development of the belt and road region using Big Earth DataBulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences32(Z1), 2-9.

Martín, Y., Li, Z., & Cutter, S. L. (2017). Leveraging Twitter to gauge evacuation compliance: Spatiotemporal analysis of Hurricane MatthewPLoS one12(7), e0181701.

Mozzi, P., Ferrarese, F., Zangrando, D., Gamba, M., Vigoni, A., Sainati, C., … & Veronese, F. (2018). The modeling of archaeological and geomorphic surfaces in a multistratified urban site in Padua, ItalyGeoarchaeology33(1), 67-84.

Conference Proceedings


Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2019). Linking picture with text: tagging flood relevant tweets for rapid flood inundation mapping. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association, 2, 45, doi: 10.5194/ica-proc-2-45-2019.

Huang, X., Wang, C, & Li, Z. (2019). High-Resolution Population Grid in the CONUS using Microsoft Building Footprints: a feasibility study. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGSPTIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities. (In Review).

Huang, X., & Wang, C. (2019). Human settlement dynamics in hurricane-prone zones of CONUS: view from nighttime remote sensing perspective. 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. (In Press)


Jiang, Y., Li, Z., & Ye, X. (2018, November). Measuring Inter-city Network Using Digital Footprints from Twitter Users. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Prediction of Human Mobility (pp. 25-31). ACM.