Geomorphometry 2013 - Nanjing, China

Geomorphometry 2013: Conference + Workshops

October 16-20, 2013 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Xianlin Campus, Nanjing Normal University


  1. Tang Guoan, Nanjing Normal University, China
  2. Zhou Qiming, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  3. Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
  4. Tomislav Hengl, ISRIC / Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands

Conference secretariat:

Prof. Liu Xuejun,
Conference secretarySchool of Geographical Science, Nanjing Normal UniversityNo.1 Wenyuan road, Xianlin Campus, Nanjing 210046, P.R. ChinaMobile: 0086 13776685731Email:

Dr. Li Fayuan,
Conference secretary
School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University
No.1 Wenyuan road, Nanjing, 210023, P.R. China
Mobile: 0086 13776626973

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (active reviewers)

  1. Alexander Brenning, University of Waterloo, Canada
  2. Lucian Dragut, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  3. Yongxin Deng, Western Illinois University, USA
  4. Ian Evans, Durham University, UK
  5. Igor V. Florinsky, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russia
  6. Carlos H. Grohmann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. Peter Guth, US Naval Academy, USA
  8. Michael Hutchinson, Fenner School of Environment and Society Canberra, Australia
  9. Steve Kopp, ESRI, USA
  10. Robert A. MacMillan, ISRIC, the Netherlands
  11. Li Manchun, Nanjing University, China
  12. Jozef Minár, Comenious University, Slovakia
  13. Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA
  14. Brian Lees, University of New South Wales, Australia
  15. Wu Lun, Peking University, China
  16. Takashi Oguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  17. Scott Peckham, Rivix / University of Colorado, USA
  18. Hannes I. Reuter, ISRIC, the Netherlands
  19. Sebastiano Trevisani, University Iuav of Venice, Italy
  20. Thomas Stepinski, Lunar and Planetary Institute, USA
  21. Lynn Usery, USGS Center for Excellence for GIS, USA
  22. John P. Wilson, University of Southern California, USA
  23. Liu Xuejun, Nanjing Normal University, China
  24. Chenghu Zhou, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS, China
  25. Qiming Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  26. A-Xing Zhu, Nanjing Normal University


This event is sponsored by:

  • Geographical Society of China
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographical Environment, Ministry of Education
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Centre for Geo-computation Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Book of Proceedings

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Scientific Program

Start: Oct 16 2013 09:30 / End: Oct 20 2013 17:00 Timezone: Asia/Shanghai

DAY 1: Wednesday 16.10.2013

0930-1000 Opening ceremony
Word from the local organizers and Chair and Vice-chair of the society
1000-1020 Group photo and coffee break
1020-1105 Keynote: Michael Hutchinson
New Methods for Incorporating and Analysing Drainage Structure in Digital Elevation Models (K-1)
1105-1150 Keynote: Chenghu Zhou
Extracting geomorphologic features from high resolution DEM (K-2)
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Poster session day 1
  Chunmei Wang, Qinke Yang, David Jupp, Lei Wang and Rui Li.
Modeling of Topographic Spatial Structures Using Geo-statistical Method (P-1)
  Yi Yan and Fei Xiao.
Monitoring topographical changes of island in the outlet of the Dongting Lake from 2000 to 2010 using time series of Landsat images (P-2)
  Fei Xiao, Yi Yan, Qi Feng and Xuan Ban.
Characterize the spatial patterns of perennial waterlogged cropland using the micro-geomorphology structure in Jianghan Plain, middle reaches of the Yangtze River (P-3)
  Weiming Cheng.
Extraction of loess tableland from digital elevation model and ASTER image (P-4)
  Zhao Mingwei.
Extend the Analysis window to improve the Geo-Computation (P-5)
  Shangmin Zhao.
Characteristic analysis for typical loess 1 geomorphologic types based on slope spectrum (P-6)
  Ting Zhang, Trevor Page and David Oliver.
Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures on Phosphorus Delivery (P-7)
1330-1520 DEM generation methods
(session chair: Josef Strobl)
  Benjamin Bräutigam, Irena Hajnsek and Gerhard Krieger (invited speaker)
The TanDEM-X Mission: Earth Observation in 3D (I-1)
  Carlos Grohmann
Resampling morphometric data for regional-scale analysis (O-1)
  Niels Anders et al
High-Res Digital Surface Modeling using Fixed-Wing UAV-based Photogrammetry (O-2)
  Wan Qiao et al
Comparison of several methods for multi-scale DEM generalization in different landform areas (O-3)
  Zeng Fei et al
An MPI-CUDA Implementation for The Compression of DEM (O-4)
  Jaroslaw Jasiewicz et al
Content-based landscape retrieval using geomorphons (O-5)
1520-1540 Coffee break
1540-1740 DEM attributes and objects: extraction & mapping I
(session chair: Li Fayuan)
  Lucian Dragut et al
Land-surface segmentation to delineate elementary forms from Digital Elevation Models (O-6)
  Fuyuan Liang et al
An automated method to extract typical karst landform entities from contour lines on topographic maps (O-7)
  Guruh Samodra, et al
Application of supervised landform classification of 9-unit slope model for preliminary rockfall risk analysis in Gunung Kelir Indonesia (O-8)
  Dong Youfu
Research on Terrain Significance Index (O-9)
  Liu Kai et al
Research on the classification of terrain texture from DEMs based on BP neural network (O-10)
1810-2000 Welcome banquet!

DAY 2: Thursday 17.10.2013

0830-0915 Keynote: Ian Evans
Land surface derivatives (K-3)
0915-10:00 Keynote: Peter Guth
The Giga Revolution in Geomorphometry: Gigabytes of RAM, Gigabyte-Sized Data Sets, and Gigabit Internet Access (K-4)
1000-1020 Coffee break
1020-1200 DEM attributes and objects: extraction & mapping II
(session chair: Chenghu Zhou)
  Scott Peckham
Mathematical Surfaces for which Specific and Total Contributing Area can be Computed: Testing Contributing Area Algorithms (O-11)
  Liyang Xiong et al
Simulating Loess Underlying Bedrock Paleotopographic strata for Landscape Evolution in the Loess Plateau Based on Digital Elevation Models (O-12)
  Shijiang Yan et al
Terrain similarity characterizing approach based on two-dimensional continuous wavelet (O-13)
  Wenhui He
Research on 3D-Openness in urban area based on Urban Digital Elevation Model (O-14)
  Hongming Zhang et al
DEM based Extraction of LS factor: integrate channel networks and convergence flow (O-15)
1210-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Poster session day 2
  Tian Jian.
[Point pattern for landform based on SOFM (P-8)]
  Kamila Justyna Lis and Tang Goan.
Fractal analysis of the Loess Plateau in China (P-9)
  Haijiang Wang and Qinke Yang.
Generalizing Resolution-assignable DEM Based on Rational-dilation Wavelet Transform and Sampling Theory (P-10)
  Lei Wang, Yong Qing Long and Fayuan Li.
The elevation error of DEMs caused by grid size (P-11)
  Zhang Zhenke, Fu Yuexin, Li Shengfen, Zhang Linghua and F Li.
Soil erosion and rill system evolution based on field observation in Kongshan Hill, South-west Jiangsu Province, China (P-12)
  Xu Hong Wang, Zhang Zhe, Fei Li and Xiao Ning Liu.
Construction of Remote Sensing Image Information Capacity Model for Evaluation on Land Surface Complexity (P-13)
  Li Xiaoyin.
Vegetation Pattern Topographic Differentiation of YaoXian county, Shaanxi province, China (P-14)
1430-1500 Coffee break
1330-1540 DEM analysis for land-cover, hydrological, soil-landscape and environmental modeling
(session chair: Michael Hutchinson)
  Qinke Yang et al (invited speaker)
Study on the Distributed Slope Length for Soil Erosion Prediction at Watershed Scale (I-2)
  Lucian Dragut et al
Evaluation of land-surface segmentation as support for soil sampling (O-16)
  Zhen Li et al
Development of gully and its controlling factors in the Loess Plateau of China using high spatial resolution imagery (O-17)
  Sheng Li et al
From rills to gullies: how do we measure them? (O-18)
  Yi Zhou et al
Method for extraction continuous shoulder line in Loess watershed (O-19)
  Dong Chen et al
Vegetation mapping using discrete-return and full-waveform airborne LiDAR data (O-20)
1540-1600 Coffee break
1330-1540 High performance computation and big data in terrain analysis; geo-computing and statistics analysis
(session chair: Peter Guth)
  Alexander Brenning (invited speaker)
Leveraging geomorphometric data and statistical computing to gain complementary insights into complex Earth surface processes (I-3)
  Baiping Zhang
Mass elevation effect: concept and quantification (O-21)
  Qinke Yang et al
Extraction and Analysis of Slope, Slope Length, and LS for National Soil Erosion Inventory in China (O-22)
  Xiaodong Song et al
Landscape planning of route-based visibility analysis (O-23)
  Ling Jiang et al
Extraction of drainage network from grid terrain datasets using parallel computing (O-24)
1800-1830 Geomorphometry society meeting (elections)
1800-2000 Conference dinner (outdoor barbeque or similar)

DAY 3: Friday 18.10.2013

0830-1020 Fundamental problems of geomorphometry I
(session chair: Ian Evans)
  Josef Strobl (invited speaker)
DTM Slope – simple measure, or to each his own? (I-4)
  Niculita Mihai et al
Floodplain delineation using cluster analysis of geomorphometric variables and class spectral statistics (O-25)
  Kosuke Naruse and Takashi Oguchi
Classification and formation environment of glacial valleys based on morphometric analyses (O-26)
  Cheng-Zhi Qin et al
A Browser/Server-based Prototype of Heuristic Modelling Environment for Digital Terrain Analysis (O-27)
  Jie Wang et al
Modeling hourly solar radiation over rugged terrains, based on DEM (O-28)
1020-1040 Coffee break
1040-1200 Fundamental problems of geomorphometry II
(session chair: Tang Guoan)
  Zhang Yanli et al
Estimating shortwave radiation based on DEM and MODIS atmospheric products in rugged terrain (O-29)
  Hu Ding et al
A Near-lossless Digital Watermarking Algorithm of DEM Based on DCT (O-30)
  Biju John et al
Use of SRTM Data for a Quick Recognition of the Active Tectonic Signatures (O-31)
  Zhang Zhenke et al
Soil erosion and rill system evolution based on field observation in Kongshan Hill, South-west Jiangsu Province, China (O-32)
1200-1300 Lunch
1330-1510 Fundamental problems of geomorphometry III
(session chair: Qiming Zhou)
  Jing Tang et al
Implementation of a multiple flow algorithm into the dynamic ecosystem model LPJ-GUESS (O-33)
  Sheng Jiang
Extraction of loess shoulder-line based on object-based image analysis (O-34)
  Shijie Zhu et al
Scale-effect of Hypsometric Integral in Loess Plateau (O-35)
  Weiling Guo et al
The scale effect analysis of slope length based on DEM multi-scale representation (O-36)
  Sheng Li et al
Snow distribution pattern and its influencing factors in a small watershed in Atlantic Canada (O-37)
1510-1530 Coffee break
1600-1700 Life achievement awards
Best paper awards
Towards Geomorphometry 2015
1800-2000 Dinner and visit to Fuzi temple

DAY 4: Saturday 19.10.2013:

Workshops from 9:00 to 17:00

0900-1200 Workshop
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 Workshop
1500-1515 Coffee break
1515-1700 Workshop
1800-2100 Dinner


  • Peter Guth (US Naval Academy): Free and Open Source Geomorphometry Software
  • Jarek Jasiewicz: Watershed modeling with (GRASS GIS toolbox)
  • Scott Peckham: RiverTools 4.0

DAY 5: Sunday 20.10.2013:

Field trip to Zijing mountain and Xuanwu lake (optional) Venue: Xianlin Campus, Nanjing Normal University No.1 Wenyuan Road Nanjing China 32° 6’ 4.9896” N, 118° 55’ 6.312” E