Ming Tsou

Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou is Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University. He received a B.S. from National Taiwan University in 1991, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, all in Geography. His research interests are in Mapping Cyberspace, Internet mapping and distributed GIS applications, mobile GIS and wireless communication, multimedia cartography and user interface design, and cyberinfrastructure with GRID computing technology. He has applied his research interests in applications such as wildfire mapping, environmental monitoring and management, habitat conservation, K-12 education, and homeland border security. He is co-author of the book, Internet GIS, published in 2003 and served on the editorial boards of the Annals of GIS (2008-) and the Professional Geographers (2011-). Tsou was the co-chair of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data System Working Group (ESEDWG) Standard Process Group (SPG) from 2004 to 2007 and the 2007-2008 Chair of the Cartographic Specialty Group in the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He is the Webmaster for the Geographic Information Science and System (GISS) Specialty Group in AAG since 2006. Tsou received the 2004 and 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award at San Diego State University, and his name was listed in Marquis Publishing Who's Who in America in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Tsou was appointed by the National Academy of Science in 2006 to serve on the committee on “Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science”. In 2007, he created and maintained an interactive Web-based mapping services for San Diego Wildfires 2007 ( http://map.sdsu.edu) and his efforts have been recognized by the AAG newsletters and the San Diego Union Tribune (newspaper). In 2008, Tsou served as a senior researcher in the GeoTech Center ( http://www.geotechcenter.org/). In 2010, Tsou served as the Principle Investigator (PI) of a NSF-CDI project," Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace", funded by National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems, NSF Program CDI-Type II Award # 1028177. http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/ . He also initiated an open web mapping project in 2011, called "We Help Each Other" (WHEO), http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/wheo/ .

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The New Version of the Multilevel Model of Meme Diffusion

We introduced the multilevel model of meme diffusion (M3D) theory with 30 separate variables that either (a) facilitate or impede a meme’s competitiveness, or (b) facilitate or impede a context’s competitiveness to resist or accept that meme. (Brian Spitzberg, the new version of M3D image updated on February 11, 2014).

Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2014/02/17/new-version-of-the-multilevel-model-of-meme-diffusion/

Can Social Media (Twitter) Predict the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election? Yes, But Not Today!

(by Ming Tsou, November 05, 2012, 11:59pm).  mtsou@mail.sdsu.edu, Professor of Geography, San Diego State University)   Tomorrow is the election day for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.  Who will win the election? That’s probably the most expensive answer now on the Earth.  Hundreds of different “predictions” and “analysis” are available on TVs, Radios, Newspapers, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2012/11/06/can-social-media-twitter-predict-the-2012-u-s-presidential-election-yes-but-not-today/

Reversing “Virtual Reality” — Realization of Our Virtual World

Three key factors of Knowledge Discovery in Cyberspace - Place, Time, and Message

  Last night, I opened my favorite mobile phone App, Pandora, and listened to my favorite music.  Suddenly, an advertisement window popped out and showed me an election campaign message from one San Diego Mayor Candidate.   I was surprised that these advertisements are so spatially “targeted” and it works.  Yes, I lived in San Diego, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2012/11/04/reversing-virtual-reality-virtualization-of-our-real-world/

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