ESRI president talks about tomorrow's GIS technology during China visit; named visiting professor
"GIS helps greatly in planning and decision making," said Dangermond at Beijing Normal University, which bestowed upon him a visiting professorship during a two-day trip to the Chinese capital. "The technology provides the digital tools that abstract and organize geospatial data, model geographic processes, and visualize these data and models with advanced computer techniques. Your commitment toward and your academic initiatives with the technology will greatly benefit your nation in the future."
ESRI China (Beijing) Ltd. donated the software to the new ArcGIS Environmental & Remote Sensing Application Centre at Beijing Normal University and will offer training to the students. The distributor also will support the new ArcGIS Teaching & Application Research Centre at Beijing University.
He gave his lecture “GIS and the Geographic Approach” at both Beijing Normal University, where 3,000 students study geography and GIS, and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the CAS.
"Mr. Dangermond's visit to Beijing is warmly welcomed by those in Chinese academic and educational circles," said Ho. "He is a legend in the areas of research and development of GIS. He has long been interested in a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with the Chinese GIS community and especially in educating the people in China for the nation's future development with GIS technology."