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Associate Professor
Department of Geography

Phone: (619) 594-0205
Office: SH-326

Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou received a B.S. from National Taiwan University in 1991, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, all in Geography.  His research interests are in Internet mapping and distributed GIS applications, mobile GIS and wireless communication, multimedia cartography and user interface design, and software agents with GRID computing technology.  He is co-author of the book, Internet GIS: distributed geographic information services for the Internet and wireless networks.  Tsou was the co-chair of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data System Working Group (ESEDWG) Standard Process Group (SPG) from 2004 to 2007 and the 2007-2008 Chair of the Cartographic Specialty Group in the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He received the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award at San Diego State University.  Tsou was appointed by the National Academy of Science in 2006 to serve on the committee on “Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science”. In 2007, Dr. Tsou created and maintained an interactive Web-based mapping services for San Diego Wildfires 2007 ( and his efforts have been recognized by the AAG newsletters and the San Diego Union Tribune.

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