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«ANNUAL REPORT 2000/2001 年報 2000/2001 THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY 香港理工大㈻ The 3rd Across-the-Strait Geomatics Conference The ...»

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DEPARTMENT OF LAND SURVEYING & GEO-INFORMATICS

㈯㆞測量及㆞理㈾訊㈻系

ANNUAL REPORT 2000/2001

年報 2000/2001

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

香港理工大㈻

The 3rd Across-the-Strait Geomatics

Conference

The 3rd Across-the-Strait Geomatics

Conference was successfully held in Hong

Kong on 11-14 December 2000. The

conference was co-organised by the

Examples of Sea Beam Real-Time Department, the Hong Kong Institute of Multibeam Data Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors. It attracted over 230 Bathymetric 3-D Shaded Relief with participants from China Mainland, Taiwan, Contours, Shiptracks, Haxby Color Palette Macau and Hong Kong. The topic areas (54k) covered by the conference includes geodesy, geodynamics, photogrammetry and remote sensing, cartography and GIS, GPS theories and applications, engineering surveying, cadastrial surveying, and geomatics education.

As an example of Cyber Hong Kong technology development, Cyber PolyU was Close range photogrammetry used for the constructed based on virtual realty, Internet reverse engineering of car components. A and GIS technologies. Within such a Cyber project undertaken in cooperation with the environment, applications such as urban PolyU Industrial Centre planing, tourism and E-commerce can be build on.

ANNUAL REPORT

1 September 2000 to 31 August 2001

DEPARTMENT OF LAND SURVEYING

& GEO-INFORMATICS

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

HUNG HOM

KOWLOON

HONG KONG

General Office Telephone : (852) 2766-5968 Telefax : (852) 2330-2994 E-mail : lsdept@polyu.edu.hk Home Page: http://www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk Editor : CHAU, Katherine

CONTENTS

Page STATEMENT OF VISION, MISSION AND VALUES

The University

The Department

SUMMARY OF LSGI PROGRESS IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 00/01

PERSONNEL

Academic Staff

Visiting Lecturer (Part-time)

Departmental Academic Advisor and External Examiner

Administrative Staff and Technical Staff

Research Personnel and Research Students

Academic Visitors and Guest Lectures

Advisory Committee for LSGI

FACILITIES

Photogrammetry Lab

Surveying Lab and Survey Store

Geomatics Computing Lab

Geo-Informatics Lab

Cartography Lab

Hydrographic Lab

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Course Information Structured Programmes (Part-time Day Release Sub-degree Course) Certificate in Land Surveying & Cartography

Credit-based Programmes (Full-time Programmes) BSc (Hons) in Surveying & Geo-Informatics

Higher Diploma in Geomatics

Credit-based Programmes (Postgraduate Scheme Programme) MSc/PgD in Geomatics

Research Degree Graduates

MSc Dissertation

BSc Dissertation

HD Project

TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECTS

Current Teaching and Learning Projects and Summary Description

L&T Activity

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Scholarships & Prizes

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

Student Profile

Student Activities

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Professional Service

Academic and Non-Academic Services within The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Consultancy

Conference Attendance

Duty/liaison Visits

Staff Development Programme

Others

ANNUAL REPORT 2000/2001 DEPARTMENT OF LAND SURVEYING & GEO-INFORMATICS

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Vision To become a ‘preferred university’ offering ‘preferred programmes’ and producing ‘preferred graduates’.

Mission “Academic Excellence in a Professional Context” through Programmes that are application-oriented and produce graduates who can apply theories in practice.

Research of an applied nature relevant to industrial, commercial and community needs.

Intellectual and comprehensive development of students within a caring environment.

Dedicated partnerships with business, industry and the professions.

Enabling mature learners to pursue life-long learning.

Values

We recognise and embrace the following values which are fundamental to our success:

People We value integrity, freedom and creativity of individuals. We take calculated risks.

We build teamwork through individual development and by synergistic use of their talents. We provide a caring environment in which students and staff pursue personal and institutional development.

Performance We demand good performance and reward excellence in performance.

We encourage innovation, practicality, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of academic and management excellence.

Productivity We treasure the investment the community has made in us and strive to deliver quality results in a most cost-effective manner through a simple management structure, efficient processes, effective “checks-and-balances” and vigorous quality assurance mechanisms.





Partnership We, members of the University, are partners in pursuing our shared vision. Together, we are partners of the community sharing common goals and valuing mutual benefits.

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• Be a Center of Excellence for Geomatics in the region.

• Provide a full range of quality education in Geomatics (from technician level to professional level up to PhD).

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SUMMARY OF LSGI PROGRESS IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2000/01 Our Hydrographic Postgraduate Programme has been accredited as a Category A course by the International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization (FIG/IHO) Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors at its meeting in May in Trieste, Italy.

This means the graduates from this programme will be internationally recognized. It is the first course of such kind to be recognised in the greater China. I take this opportunity to thank the following organizations for their kind support to our submission to the Board: The Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry, and Cartography; The Hong Kong Land and Engineering Survey Board; and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors.

Two full time programmes (BSc and HD) and part time MSc/PgD programmes were healthy and run very well. The Certificate in Land Surveying and Cartography and Higher Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS were completely phased out. The Higher Certificate in Land and Engineering Surveying stopped for a year, and will have the last intake in year 2001/02. Our degree programme has received the accreditation from the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in UK (a member of FIG), for a period of five years. A new part time self-financed degree programme, a BSc in Surveying and Geo-Informatics, will start in the year 2001/2.

New research projects of HK$11.97 million were awarded this year. Among them HK$8.1 million was supported by the university for the R&D program in Transport Information System (TIS). This is a collaborative program, involving staff members with various expertises from our department and Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. The objective is to develop some key technologies for Intelligent Transport System (ITS), with emphasis on TIS. LSGI had very successful bids in the 2000/01 CERG applications. Out of 9 submitted proposals 6 were funded and 1 rated as fundable.

According to the VP(RD) rating, LSGI took the first place among the 26 academic departments of PolyU. The staff members published 1 book, 59 refereed journal papers and 67 conference papers. 4 research students were awarded Master of Philosophy degrees. A book titled 'Acquisition of Geographic Data', jointly written by the staff members, was published by Springer-Verlag and distributed worldwide. It is a good example of team spirit.

LSGI co-organized the third 'Across-the-Strait Conference on Geomatics' jointly with the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors. It attracted more than 150 participants from Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.

Added to our equipment inventory were among others, a shallow water multi-beam echo sounder (SEA BEAM 1185, valued at HK$1.3 million) and two dual frequency Javad GPS/GLONASS receivers valued at HK$300,000. The latter was donated by Topcon Optical (HK) Ltd. I wish to record my deep appreciation to Topcon for their much valued generosity and support.

We welcomed Dr. Janet NICHOL to the LSGI family. With her rich experience in teaching and research in the area of remote sensing, the department will build up its expertise in this subject. We shared the happiness of Dr. LI Zhilin, who received the President's Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Research and Scholarly Activities) and congratulated Messrs. Nelson CHAN, Steve LAM, and Geoffrey SHEA on the successful completion of their Master degrees. Dr.

CHEN Wu was also selected as Teacher of the Year.

I wish to thank all staff for their continued efforts throughout the year, during a time when pressures on staff to do more with less have become greater. Thanks must also go to our Departmental Academic Advisor, Professor John MCLAUGHLIN, and the members of the Departmental Advisory Committee, chaired by Mr. LAU Chung Tim for their continued valuable advice and support.

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Visiting Lecturer (Part-time) Name CHIK, Wai-nam 戚偉南 M.App.Sci. (University of Glasgow), MRICS LAM, Kent 林偉強 BScEng (University of New Brunswich), MScEng (University of Calgary) LEE, Andrew 李鴻盛 BSc (University of Toronto), MHKInstES

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Departmental Academic Advisor MCLAUGHLIN, John D.

BScEng(UNB), MScEng(UNB), PhD(Wisconsin), PEng Vice-President (Academic), University of New Brunswick External Examiner CHENG, Kin-kee Frank 鄭建基 FRICS, AHKIS Chief Land Surveyor, Lands Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region HO, Hoo-yue 何浩如 FRICS, FHKIS Senior Land Surveyor, Lands Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region

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Photogrammetry Lab The Photogrammetry Lab is equppied with a range of facilities to cater for sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching requirements and research interests of the Department. The list of hardware

includes:

• Helava DPW770 digital photogrammetric workstation

• Intergraph ImageStation digital photogrammetric workstation

• Intergraph PhotoScan photogrammetric scanner

• Zeiss P3 analytical stereoplotter • 8 personal computers • 17 mirror stereoscopes • 30 pocket stereoscopes

• Radial line plotter

• Zeiss Sketchmaster

• Kodak DCS420 digital camera

• Nikon D1x digital camera

Software includes:

• PhotoModeler - close range photogrammetric 3D modeling • 3DBuilder - close range photogrammetric 3D modeling

• MetaCreations Canoma – photogrammetric 3D modelling • 3DMapper digital desktop mapping system

• ERDAS image processing system

• PCGiant aerotriangulation suite

• Adobe PhotoShop The Lab also has a range of aerial diapositives and paper prints covering stereopairs, strips and blocks of Hong Kong.

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Surveying Lab and Survey Store The following survey equipment and accessories have been added to our survey store to enhance training of modern land and hydrographic surveying techniques.

• Leica GS5 Plus GPS Mapping System Package (6 sets)

• Leica MK31 DGPS Smart Antenna (7 sets) and

• Dual-frequency Portable Survey Echsounder Hydrostar 4300, 30/200 KHz

• Topcon GTS-226 Electronic Total Station (5 sets)

• CST EDM Accessories – Single tilt prism set, Tribrach without optical plummet and plate bubble, Tribrach adapter with optical plummet and plate bubble and Padded carrying bag (10 sets) Geomatics Computing Lab No significant change since last year.

Geo-Informatics Lab Geo-Informatics Laboratory is a multi-discipline laboratory for research and teaching in the area of Geo-Informatics. The Lab covers the disciplines of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, virtual reality, database management systems and expert systems. In GIS area, the Lab is equipped with software such as Arc/Info (including the major extension modules), ArcView, MapGuide, MapInfo, GeoMedia and other products from Intergraph. In the area of remote sensing, the Lab is equipped with ER-Mapper and PCI. The Lab also has Oracle database and G2 expert system software packages.

There are both Unix workstations and PCs in the Lab. The workstations include 5 sets Sun Sparc 20 (Model 50), 4 sets Hewlett-Packard, 1 set Digital Unix v4.0 878 Alpha (533au2 dual CPUs, 2 GB RAM, 81 GM HD). These workstations are linked to each other through network. Other hardware includes an A0 size Calcomp 9500 digitizer, an A1 size HP7580 plotter and an A0 size color HP 650C DesignJet plotter.

The Lab also has 15 PCs and A4 printers.

A number of GIS and remote sensing application projects for Hong Kong have been conducted based on this Lab. These include, for example, GIS- and multimedia-based tourist application, GIS-, internet- and virtual reality-based property marketing application. GIS and expert system have been integrated for the applications of urban planning, environmental protection, landslide warning system and redistricting of administrating boundaries. Remote sensing technology has been applied for land cover change detection and environmental studies. High resolution satellite image has been applied for urban feature extraction, such as roads.

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Cartography Lab No significant change since last year.



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