From maps to GIS and VGE: the evolution of geographic language
Dr. Lin is Director of Hong Kong Base of National Remote Sensing Center of China. He graduated from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping in 1980, received Master of Science degree from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1983, and Ph.D. from University at Buffalo in 1992. Hui Lin joined CUHK in 1993 with major research interests in satellite remote sensing, virtual geographic environments (VGE), and urban and historic GIS. Hui Lin has published more than 270 research papers in peer reviewed academic journals and co-authored 10 books. He was elected academician of International Eurasia Academy of Sciences in 1995. Hui Lin received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Asia Association of Remote Sensing in 2009 and AAG Miller Award in 2017. He was elected the Vice Chairman, China National Committee of International Society of Digital Earth. Hui Lin is the founding president of International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS) and the chief editor of the journal Annals of GIS.