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CPGIS Event   2014-04-03

Topic Report on 2013 CPGIS “Go Home” Project
Organizer CPGIS
Location Zhuhai and Nanchang, China
Contact Shixiong Hu    
Date 2014-04-03  
File Final report-go home-2013-Hu.pdf

The “Go Home” Project is one of a series of summer activities sponsored by the International
Association for Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences (CPGIS), a nonprofit
organization that aims to promote professional development in GIS and related technology
by fostering cooperation among its members. This project is specifically designed to encourage
academic and professional exchanges between domestic and overseas Chinese GIS professionals
through advanced GIS seminars and follow-up discussion held in selected universities and
research institutes in China. With the purpose of introducing advanced spatial information
technology to academics and professionals in different regions of China, the “Go Home” Project
is a continuation of CPGIS’ successful “Go West” Project launched in 2002 in response to the
“Western China Development” strategy. The project was renamed “Go Home” in 2007, with a
new goal of strengthening the communication of overseas CPGIS scholars with GIS
professionals and students in all regions of China.
Project Details
With the support of Zhuhai Campus, Beijing Normal University and Jiangxi Normal University,
the CPGIS “Go Home” project organized advanced GIS seminars in the summer of 2013 in
Zhuhai and Nanchang.
With the fast development of economy in Jiangxi Province, and Zhuhai, being the west wing of
the well-developed Pearl River Delta Metropolitan area, the land use and land cover are
experiencing huge changes, local natural environment and ecosystems are facing tremendous
challenges. The theme of this year’s “Go Home” project will be on the Application of Geospatial
Technology in Natural Environment and Urban Development. The project selected 8 GIS
scholars to deliver seminars in their area of specialty to the faculty members and students of the
local hosting institutes.
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