Yaolong Zhao
Ph.D., Professor, Vice dean School of Geography
Field: Spatial analysis and policy simulation; remote sensing of environment


Ph.D., Spatial information science, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2007
M.A., Surveying and mapping engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, P.R. China, 1998 
B.S., Surveying and Mapping engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, P.R. China, 1995


2016.01 to present                 Director, Guangdong Provincial Center for Smart Land Research
2015.07 to present                Vice dean, School of Geography, South China Normal University
2009.09 to present                 Prof., School of Geography, South China Normal University                   


Undergraduate level:《Cartography》、《Error Adjustment of Surveying and Mapping》
Graduate level:《Theory and application of geosimulation》、《Theory of reliability and quality control in spatial data



2012, Zhao Yaolong, Chapter 4 and 15, Progress in Geospatial Analysis, Murayama, Yuji (Ed.), Springer Press. 291p.
2011, Zhao Yaolong, Chapters 2,4, 5, and 10. Spatial Analysis and Modeling in Geographical Transformation Process, Murayama, Yuji; Thapa, Rajesh Bahadur (Eds.), Springer Press
2,Reviewed papers(*Corresponding author
2015, Jizhe Xia, Kevin M. Curtin, Weihong Li, and Yaolong Zhao. A New Model for a Carpool Matching Service. PLOS ONE, 10(6):e0129257 (SCI)
2014, Fu Yingchun, Tang Congguo, Li Jun, Zhao Yaolong*, Zhong Wei, Zeng Xiantie. Sources and transport of organic carbon from the Dongjiang River to the Humen outlet of the Pearl, Journal of Geographical Sciences, 24(1), 143-158.(SCI)
2013, Fu Yingchun, Lu Xueyu, Zhao Yaolong*, Zeng Xiantie, Xia Lili. Assessment impacts of climate and LULC changes on urban carbon sequestration: a case study in Guangzhou, China. Remote Sensing, 5(8), 4125-4144(SCI)
2013, Fu Yingchun, Guo Taisheng, Zhao Yaolong. Effects of LUCC on Soil Organic Carbon Variations in the Dongjiang of the Pearl River Delta, China.2013. International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications, 7(2), 731-739
2013, Fu Yingchun, Zhao Yaolong, Zhang Yongrui, Guo Taisheng, He Ziwei, Chen Jingyi. GIS and ANN-based spatial prediction of DOC in river networks: a case study in Dongjiang, Southern China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(5): 1495-1505 (SCI)
2012, Zhao Yaolong, Zhang Ke, Fu Yingchun, and Zhang Hong. Examining land-use/land-cover change in the Lake Dianchi watershed of the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau of southwest China with remote sensing and GIS techniques: 1974–2008. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 9(11), 3843-3865. (SCI)
2012, Zhang Ke, Zhao Yaolong* and Zhang Hong. Monitoring land use/land cover changes of Kunming city based on remote sensing technology and spatial metrics. IEEE GeoInformatics 2012, 1-5.(EI)
2011, Zhao Yaolong, Cui Bingliang and Murayama Yuji. Characteristics of neighborhood interaction in urban land-use changes: a comparative study between three metropolitan areas of Japan. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 21(1), 65-78.(SCI)
2010, Zhao Yaolong. “One Map”-based land information system. IEEE 2010 International Conference on E-Business and E-Government, 687-690. (EI)
2010, Zhao Yaolong, Dong Fei and Zhang Hong. Should neighborhood effect be stable in urban geosimulation model? A case study of Tokyo. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6016, 134-143.  (EI)
2009, Li Yan, Zhao Yaolong* and Gui Renyi. Spatio-temporal analysis of farmland change in Yunnan province: 1996-2008. In: Wu G., Deng J., Lei Y. and Wan L. eds., Life, Environment and Energy. Geological Publishing House, 56-61.
2009, Zhang Xiaoling, Zhao Yaolong and Zhu Lanyan. Intensive use of Kunming urban land at macro scale, Yunnan province. In: Wu G., Deng J., Lei Y. and Wan L. eds., Life, Environment and Energy. Geological Publishing House, 532-538.
2009, Zhao Yaolong and Murayama Yuji. Characteristics of neighborhood interaction in urban growth: same for different areas? Urban Development, Planning and Governance in Globalization, IGU Urban Commission
2008, Zhao YaolongJunsan Zhao and Murayama Yuji. Modeling and predicting urban growth pattern of the Tokyo metropolitan area based on cellular automata. Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7143, 71431Q. (EI)
2007, Zhao Yaolong and Murayama Yuji. Urban growth in the Tokyo metropolitan area: Insight from urban form and landscape. In: Yan X. and Xue, D. eds., Urban Development, Planning and Governance in Globalization. IGU Urban Commission. Sun Yat-Sen University Press, 371-389.
2007, Zhao Yaolong and Murayama Yuji. A new method to model neighborhood interaction in Cellular Automata-based urban geosimulationLecture Notes in Computer Science, 4488, 550-557. (EI)
2006, Zhao Yaolong and Murayama Yuji. Urban dynamics analysis using spatial metrics: A case study of Yokohama city.Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences, 2, 9-18.
2006, Zhao Yaolong and Murayama Yuji. Effect of spatial scale on urban land-use pattern analysis in different classification systems: An empirical study in the CBD of TokyoTheory and Applications of GIS, 14(1), 29-42.
2005, Zhao Yaolong, Murayama Yuji. Effect characteristics of spatial resolution on the analysis of urban land use pattern: a case study of CBD in Tokyo using spatial autocorrelation index. In: Murayama, Y. and Du, G.., eds., Cities in Global Perspective: Diversity and Transition. IGU Urban Commission, Tokyo, 585-594.
2005, Zhao Junsan, Zhao Yaolong, Zhao Qiaogui. The data center implementation of land and resources information management in provincial level. In: Murayama, Y. and Du, G.., eds., Cities in Global Perspective: Diversity and Transition. IGU Urban Commission, Tokyo, 559-567.
2005, Zhao Yaolong, Murayama Yuji, Zhang Yumin. Field-based fuzzy spatial reasoning model for Geographical Information Systems: Case of constraint satisfaction problem. Theory and Applications of GIS, 13(1), 21-31.


Reviewer of 《Remote Sensing》、《Landscape and Urban Planning》and《Urban study research》
2007.02-2009.12  Member of the International Workshop on Behavior Monitoring and Interpretation,Germany