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Yi-Hwa Wu



122 Valk



Joined Northwest in 2004

Professor of Geography


  • Ph.D., Department of Geography; University of Utah, 2003
  • M.S., Graduate Institute of Building and Planning; National Taiwan University, 1993
  • B.S., Department of Geography; National Taiwan University, 1991

Courses Taught

  • 32-101 Introduction to Geography
  • 32-465 Introduction to Customized GIS
  • 32-602 Principles of GIS
  • 32-608 Cartographic Design and Visualization
  • 32-620 GIS and Spatial Analytics
  • 32-630 Raster GIS and Modeling
  • 32-641 Geoprocessing with Python
  • 32-650 GIS Database Design
  • 32-660 Trends and Applications in GIScience

Academic Interests

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Transportation
  • Time Geography
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Modeling
  • Geocomputation
  • GIS Customization
  • Visualization
  • Remote Sensing

Scholarly Activity

  • Hung, M.-C. and Wu, Y.-H., editors, 2018. Recent Advances and Applications in Remote Sensing.  London, United Kingdom: InTechOpen, 203 pp.
  • Wu, Y.-H., Hung, M.-C., Thomas, J., and Gallagher, M., 2018. Use of historical Google Earth images to create likelihood of aquatic plants along segments of Ohio River. In M.-C. Hung and Y.-H. Wu (Eds.) Recent Advances and Applications in Remote Sensing (ISBN 978-1-78923-536-4). InTech, Rijeka Croatia
  • Tenholder, N., Hung, M.-C., and Wu, Y.-H., 2018, Effect of metrolink light rail stations on residential property values in St. Louis County, Missouri, USA. International Journal of Geoinformatics, 14(4), pp. 13-25.
  • Wu, Y.-H. and Hung, M.-C., 2018. Online students, where are they and when do they do homework? Case study from an online MS - GIScience program. Higher Education Studies, 8(3), pp. 63-71.
  • Wu, Y.-H. and Hung, M.-C., 2016.  Comparison of spatial interpolation techniques using visualization and quantitative assessment.  In M.-C., Hung (Ed.) Spatial Statistics (ISBN 978-953-51-4763-3).  InTech, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Hung, M.-C., and Wu, Y.-H., 2015. A first look at faculty workload on advising online theses: A case study from an online MS in GIScience program. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, 2(9), 201-211.
  • Cobb, D., Hung, M.-C., and Wu, Y.-H., 2015. Identifying socially vulnerable population to storm surge flooding based on local planning needs: A case study of Lee County, Florida. International Journal of Geoinformatics, 11(3), 43-52.
  • Simpson, G. and Wu, Y.-H., 2014. Accuracy and effort of interpolation and sampling: Can GIS help lower field costs? International Journal of Geo-Information, 3(4), 1317-1333.
  • Wu, Y.-H., Hung, M.-C., and Patton, J., 2014. Development of database and graphic user interface for farmland delineation in ArcGIS environment based on APEX requirement, International Journal of Geoinformatics, 10(3), 31-39.
  • Wu, Y.-H., Hung, M.-C., and Patton, J., 2013. Assessment and visualization of spatial interpolation of soil pH values in farmland. Precision Agriculture, 14(6), 565-585.

Other Professional Experience

  • American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG)