Hong-lie Qiu

Hong-lie Qiu
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: KH D-4046
Phone: 323-343-2228 Email: hqiu@exchange.calstatela.edu


Dr. Qiu graduated with a Ph.D. in Geography in 1994 at Louisiana State University. He received his B.A. also in Geography in 1981 from Fujian Teachers University in China. Before joining the Department of Geography and Urban Analysis at CalState L.A., he worked as a research associate in the Remote Sensing and Image Processing Lab at Louisiana State University for 5 years. Since 1996, Dr. Qiu has been working with the University as a tenure-track and then tenured faculty member. 


Dr. Qiu's teaching and research interests include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, physical geography, biogeography, and China. Courses he has yaught include:

Physical Geography

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies



Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GIS Applications in Urban Analysis

GIS Applications in Environmental Studies

Environmental Remote Sensing

Digital Computer Cartography

Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling

Advanced Methods and Techniques in GIS and Remote Sensing



Dr. Qiu's research interests inlude GIS and remote sensing applications in desert environment, 3D mapping and modeling, and web GIS application development. 


Title Date
Publication 5 2005
Publication 4 2004
Publication 3 2003
Publication 2 2002
Publication 1 2001




Ph.D. Geography 1994

  • Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA

B.A. Geography 1982

  • Fujian Normal University
    Fuzhou, Fujian, China