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Northwest Missouri State University

Ming Hung

Ming Hung



1337 Garrett-Strong


660.562.1055 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2003

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Geography; University of Utah, 2003
  • M.S. Geography; University of Utah, 1996
  • B.S. Geography; National Taiwan University, 1993

Courses Taught

  • Trends in GIS (online course)
  • GIS Customization (online course, developed and taught)
  • GIScience Research Seminar (online course, developed and taught)
  • Digital Image Processing (online course, developed and taught)
  • Digital Image Processing (on campus course)
  • Digital Cartography and  GeoVisualization (online course, developed and taught)
  • Digital Cartography and GeoVisualization (on campus course, developed/revised from 32-562 Advanced Cartography and taught)
  • Principles of GIS (online course)
  • Applications of Remotely Sensed Data (online course, developed and taught)
  • Geography Senior Seminar
  • Introduction to Customized GIS (developed and taught)
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • GPS Fundamentals (developed and taught)
  • Maps and Map Interpretation
  • Introduction to Geography

Academic Interests

  • Remote sensing
  • GIS
  • GPS
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environmental modeling
  • GeoVisualization
  • Land use/land cover analysis
  • Database design/development
  • Urban environments
  • Urbanization
  • Physical geography

Scholarly Activity

  • Hung, M.-C., Wu, Y.-H., Patton, J., 2009, Database Management System and Interface for APEX, a final report submitted to Blackland Research and Extension Center (BREC), Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University System, 49 pp (22 pp for user manual + 27 pp for final report).
  • Hung, M.-C., 2009, Book review of "Topographic Mapping" by Dr. John N. Hatzopoulos in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.75, No.1, pp.11-12.
  • Hung, M.-C., 2006, Current Research and Future Directions in the Application of Remote Sensing to Human Settlements (Ed.), In Manual of Remote Sensing, 3rd Ed., Vol. 5:Remote Sensing of Human Settlements, M.K. Ridd and J.D. Hipple, (Ed.), pp.673-712, (Bethesda, Maryland: ASPRS: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2006).
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2010, Non-Connective Linear Cartograms for Mapping Traffic Conditions, Cartographic Perspectives, Vol.65, pp.33-50.
  • Hung, M.-C., 2009, Describing Urban Land Covers Using the V-I-S (Vegetation-Impervious Surface-Soil) Model: Modeling Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Area, Journal of Geographic Research, Vol.50, pp.67-91.
  • Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2005, Mapping and Visualizing the Great Salt Lake Landscape Dynamics Using Multi-Temporal Satellite Images, 1972-1996, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.26, No.9, pp.1815-1834.
  • Hung, M.-C. & Ridd, M.K., 2002, A Sub-pixel Classifier for Urban Land Cover Mapping Basedon a Maximum Likelihood Approach and Expert System Rules, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.68, No.11, pp.1173-1180.
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Miller, H.J. & Hung, M.-C., 2001, A GIS-Based Decision Support System for Analysis of Route Choice in Congested Urban Road Networks, Journal of Geographical Systems, Vol.3, No.1, pp.3-24.