XiaoHang Liu


Department of Geography & Environment

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 279

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA 94132

Email: xhliu@sfsu.edu

Office: HSS 279

Tel: 415-338-7509

Fax: 415-338-6243


Ph.D. in Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. 2003.


Research Interests

Geographical Information Science, urban remote sensing, spatial statistics and their application in socioeconomic and environmental modeling.


Courses Taught

Geog. 103/205: Geographic Techniques

Geog. 603: Geographical Information Analysis

Geog. 620/720: Geographical Information Systems

Geog. 705: Geographical Analysis

Geog. 815: Geographical Information Science Seminar

Peer-reviewed Publications Since 2009

McClure, A.*, Liu, X., Hines, E., and Ferner, M., 2015. Error reduction techniques on a LiDAR-derived salt marsh digital elevation model. Journal of Coastal Research, accepted. [download]

Liu, X., Hu, P. and Hu, H., 2015. Accuracy assessment of LiDAR-derived DEMs based on approximation theory. Remote Sensing, 2015, 7, 7062-7079; doi: 10.3390/rs70607062 [download]

Liu, X., Hu, P., and Hu, H., 2014. The “M” in digital elevation models. Cartography and Geographical Information Science, 42(3), 235-243. [download]

Hu, H., Liu, X., Hu, P., 2014. Voronoi diagram generation on the ellipsoidal earth. Computers and Geosciences, 7, 81-87. [download]

Liu, X., Hu, P., Hu, H., and Sherba*, J., 2012. Approximation theory applied to DEM vertical accuracy assessment, Transaction in GIS, 16(3), 397-410. [download]

Merryfield*, M., Hines, E., X. Liu, and M. Beck, 2011. Building regional threat-based networks for estuaries in the western United States. PLoS One 6(20): e17407. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017407. [download]

Liu, X., 2010. Urban growth control and farmland preservation in west China. In S.Guo (ed.) Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China’s Western Regions, 63-72.

Liu, X. and Griswold*, J., 2009. Pedestrian Volume Modeling: A Case Study of San Francisco. APCG yearbook, 71, 164-181. [download]


Peer-reviewed Publications Prior to 2009

Hu, P., X. Liu, and H. Hu, 2009. Accuracy assessment of digital elevation models based on approximation theory. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75(1), 49-56. [download]

Hu, P., X. Liu, and H. Hu, 2009.  Isomorphism in digital elevation models and its implication to interpolation functions. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75(6), 713-721. [download]

Liu, X., P. Kyriakidis, M. Goodchild, 2008. Population density estimation using regression and area-to-point residual kriging. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(4), 431-447. [download]

Liu, X. and Liu, Y. 2008. The accuracy assessment in areal interpolation: An empirical investigation. Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences, 51, Supp. I, 1-10.

Liu, X., Clarke, K., and M. Herold, 2006. Population density and image texture: A comparison study. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 2, 187-196. [download]

Liu, X., and Andersson, C., 2004. Assessing the impact of temporal dynamics on land-use change modeling. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 28, 107-124.

Herold, M., Liu, X., and K. Clarke, 2003. Spatial metrics and local texture for mapping urban land use, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 991-1002.

Liu, X., and Lathrop, R. G., 2002. Urban change detection based on an artificial neural network. International Journal of Remote Sensing,23, 2513–2518.