LIN Hui 林琿

Research Projects


  • Build and Operate a Ground Receiving Station of the ENVISAT Remote Sensing Satellite for All-weather Environmental Monitoring
  • LIN Hui, LIAN Shi Zhu*, SHAO Yun*
    1 January 2004
    Funding from Industrial Sponsors Innovation and Technology Support Programme, ITF, Innovation & Technology Commission< br>
    his project aims to build and operate a ground receiving station on the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong for capturing and processing satellite-sourced remote sensing data and information. In particular, such image-based data will be processed for sale to governments, public authorities and private corporations throughout South China and neighboring regions. In the longer term, this project is expected to help build-up a new spatial information infrastructure in Hong Kong to foster the growth of new industries and businesses based around remote sensing data processing, software development, and other value-added professional services. As one of important results of this project, the station will become a new platform to enhance the technology collaboration between HKSAR and the mainland, accelerating the development of the remote sensing industrial in this greater Pearl River Delta region.
    This project will initially operate with the radar image from ENVISAT, a remote sensing satellite. This all-weather remote sensing system is capable of monitoring Hong Kong and other neighboring regions notwithstanding the frequent cloudy and rainy weather. An urgent need of this station has been brought up because of the increasing natural disasters in Hong Kong and the neighboring region, including landslide and subsidence, earthquake , flood, and typhoon.
    Major research on the applications of the radar remote sensing images will be conducted after the station commences operation. Known regions of interest will be selected for case studies on environmental and disaster monitoring. The results will then be used to exploit the market for such products and services. (EE03941)


  • Heritage Areas Assessment and Collective Memory Reconstruction
  • KWOK Siu Tong, LIN Hui (Dept of Geography & Resource Management)
    1 September 2003
    Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, Hong Kong

    This research serves as a pilot study in preparation for a larger scale and more comprehensive research project to study the interrelationship between collective memory reconstruction and heritage conservation. The present pilot project proposes to achieve, through the building up a comprehensive database on the history of one heritage area in Hong Kong, the following objectives: a textual analysis of the collective memories of a selected area, in the present case, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, Fruit Market and the surrounding area; a Geoinformatic System (GIS) analysis of the collective memories of this area; by matching the results of the two analyses, develop a sample of how a more scientific heritage assessment process may be linked up with the efforts of reconstruction of collective memory. (AL03752)


  • Learning Geography from the Space - Introducing Satellite Remote Sensing Technology to the Geography Teaching of Hong Kong
  • LIN Hui  YANG Limin (Institute of Space and Earth Information Science)#, PANG Yick Cheung (Institute of Space and Earth Information Science), WONG Chung Sze (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science), LAM Cheuk Fung (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)
    1 July 2006
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    This Project’s goal is to provide trainings, supports and to develop teaching materials (including Remote Sensing Data and Software) and free Internet-based Remote Sensing Resources for geography teachers to incorporate satellite remote sensing technology in the Geography teaching of Hong Kong. The target beneficiaries include the 10 partnered secondary schools in the first stage and 30 secondary schools in the second stage, and 370,000 students and teachers in long-term. The Project will produce a computer-assisted learning material using Satellite Remote Sensing Images and Software coving the subjects e.g. water quality monitoring; global climate change; rain forest, urban study, land use of Hong Kong; and land cover changes. (SS06964)


  • Subcontract of 2004 Update of Terrestrial Habitat Mapping and Ranking Based on Conservation Value (Terrestrial Habitat and Ecological Baseline Database Reviewing and Updating Work)
  • LIN Hui, YANG Limin CHEN Guizhu (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)#
    4 October 2004
    Sustainable Development Fund, HKSAR Government

    Joint Laboratory for Geolnformation Science (JLGIS), The Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in association with Scott Wilson Ltd, has been appointed by the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), Government Secretariat of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on October 2004, to carry out a study to update the terrestrial habitat mapping and ranking based on conservation value. Scott Wilson Ltd. is an international consultancy providing a comprehensive range of integrated planning, management, engineering and environmental services in the built and natural environments throughout the world. The JLGIS is an establishment between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on the campus of the CUHK in 1997.
    The primary objective of the 2004 Study is to update the terrestrial habitat mapping and ranking for Hong Kong based on conservation value by using the latest available satellite and geospatial data as of year 2004. Specifically, the main goals of this study are:
    • To conduct a comprehensive study to update information and findings of the 2000 Survey and the 2003 Study
    • To update the existing TH&E Baseline Database
    (including the GIS maps in CASET); and • To maintain data integrity by carrying out remote sensing analysis using the latest satellite images, desktop truthing, and field truthing surveys. (BL04632)



Research Publications


  • "Subtropical Tree Recognition with Hyperspectral Data Analysis in Hong Kong" (co-authored with FUNG Tung, MA Fung Yan, SIU Wai Lok and GONG Peng). Geocarto International vol.16 no.3, Hong Kong: Geocarto International Centre, 2001.09. pp.25-34.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical G70.4 .G46 v.16, 2001 )



  • "From Paper Maps to Virtual Reality - a View from Hong Kong" (co-authored with FUNG Tung and LEUNG Yee). The Cartographic Journal vol.41 no.3, Leeds, United Kingdom: The British Cartographic Society, 2004.12. pp.261-264.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical GA101 .C381 v.41-43, 2004-06)



  • "Distributed Virtual Environments For Managing Country Parks In Hong Kong: A Case Study Of The Shing Mun Country Park" (co-authored with GONG Jianhua). Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing vol.68 no.4, Bethesda, USA: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2002.04. p.369-377.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical TA593.A2P5 v.68, no.1-6, 2002)



  • "The Relationship between Linear Weak-Information of Radar Image and Subordinate Faults in Landslide Area of Hong Kong" (co-authored with SHI Huo-sheng and SHAN Yin). Geological Journal of China Universities vol.7 no.1, Nanjing, China: Nanjing University, 2001.03. pp.34-42.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • 〈三城故事:全球化下香港、上海和新加坡的競爭力問題〉,《城市地理信息系統學術論壇2001》,香港:中國科學院暨香港中文大學地球信息科學聯合實驗室,2002.08。



  • 〈虛擬香港中文大學校園的設計與初步試驗〉(與龔建華及譚倩合編),《測繪學報》,第31卷第1期,中國北京:測繪出版社,2002.02,頁39-43。
    (CUHK Library Call No: ARL Periodical QB275 .T74 v.31, 2002 )


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