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Northwest Missouri State University

Yanfen Le

Yanfen Le



1323 Garrett-Strong


660.562.1055 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2005

Associate Professor


  • PhD Geography; University of Georgia, 2005
  • MS; Wuhan University (Was Wuhan Technical University of Surveying & Mapping), 1996
  • BS; Wuhan University (Was Wuhan Technical University of Surveying & Mapping), 1993

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Geography
  • Maps & Map Interpretation
  • Cartography
  • Principles of GIS
  • Advanced GIS
  • SPT: Internet GIS
  • GIS Database Design
  • Trends in GIS
  • Issues in Cartographic Design

Academic Interests

  • GIScience, especially temporal GIS and Internet GIS
  • Geographic Visualization; Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Database

Scholarly Activity

  • Le, Y., 2012. Challenges in Data Integration for Spatiotemporal Analysis. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections & Archives, 8(1), 58-67.
  • 2011-2012, “Interactive Website for Assessment Data – Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership”. PI. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $10,000.
  • 2011, "Development of an Interactive Website for the Midwest Fish Habitat Partnerships". PI. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $24,000.
  • Le, Y., 2010. Visualization of dynamics in linear referenced transportation data, Proceedings of the International Conference of ASPRS/CaGIS 2010, Orlando, FL 15-18 November 2010.
  • Le, Y. and Usery, E. L., 2009. Adding time to GIS. In M. Madden, ed., Manual of Geographic Information Systems. Bethesda, MD: ASPRS Publication, 311-332.
  • Le, Y., 2008. Implementing the General Representation of Geo-atom in a Feature- based Temporal Framework, Proceedings of the 5thInternational Conference, GIScience 2008, Park City, UT 22-26 September 2008.
  • Le, Y. 2007. Uncertainty in temporal geographic information, Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Geographic Information System (IWGIS'07), Beijing, China 14-15 September, 2007.
  • Le, Y., 2005. A prototype temporal GIS for multiple spatio-temporal representations. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 32(4), 315-329.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, Association of American Geographers
  • Member, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing