18 Apr


This is an energetic and motivated young man with background in geospatial technology and environmental analysis, who likes sharing interesting ideas with his friends about geography, photography, and web development.


Email: haigou [at] vt.edu
Address: Center for Geospatial Information Technology, 2060 Torgersen Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. USA 24060


  • Research Associate
    Geospatial Programmer / Developer
    Center for Geospatial Information Technology, Virginia Tech 2014 – present
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    Department of Geography, Virginia Tech 2011 – 2014
  • Technical Engineer (Web developer / GeoIT support)
    Department of Cartography & Geo-pattern Analysis, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS) 2009 – 2011
  • Sales Representative
    Forever Tech Co. Ltd., China 2008 – 2009
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, China 2004 – 2007


Software Proficiencies

  • Geospatial analysis:
    ArcGIS Desktop (Extensions + ArcPy), ArcGIS Server (10.1), ERDAS Imagine, ENVI
  • Quantitative analysis / automation:
    JMP, GS+, Surfer, Matlab, R
  • Database:
  • Programming / Scripting:
    Python, PHP, SQL
  • Web development:
    HTML + CSS + JavaScript(jQuery, Dojo) + map APIs (ArcGIS/OpenLayers/Google Maps); Eclipse/Aptana, SourceTree
  • Web Service:
    IIS, Apache, REST
  • Graphics design / processing
    Adobe Photoshop (advanced level), Illustrator

Selected Publication/Presentation

  • Haitao Wang, Xiaoyu Chen, Nicholas Polys, and Peter Sforza. 2017. A Web3D forest geo-visualization and user interface evaluation. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 9, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3055624.3075956
  • Haitao Wang, Jennifer Johnson. 2015. “Part II: Programs such as CIT and Virginia’s Broadband Mapping Team can help bring broadband to tribal Nations”. in Native American Broadband Mapping Analysis and Report. (Funded by American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, State Broadband Initiative)
  • Haitao Wang, Yang Shao, Lisa M. Kennedy. “Temporal generalization of sub-pixel vegetation mapping with multiple machine learning and atmospheric correction algorithms“. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2014, 35 (20): 7118–7135
  • Haitao Wang, Lisa M. Kennedy, Yang Shao. “Land use and land cover change of a desert city using Landsat imagery, Zhongwei city, Northwestern China“. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, LA, 2013
  • Haitao Wang, Lisa Kennedy, Yang Shao, James Campbell. “Vegetation-desert dynamics in the southern boundary region of Tengger desert, northwestern China“. Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Ecological Society of America, Blacksburg, VA, 2012.
  • Lisa Kennedy, Haitao Wang, Alexander Silvis, Justin White, and Daniel Sumner. Depth-vegetation relationships in a high-elevation forest-grassland mosaic, Buffalo Mountain, Virginia. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, LA, 2013

(Update: April, 2015)