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Texas A&M University
810 O&M Building 803 D
MS 3147,
College Station, Texas 77843


  • GEOG 306-Urban Geography
  • GEOG 476-GIS Practicum

Office Hours:

  • W&R 13:00-14:00

Dr. Xuelian Meng

Visiting Lecturer

Ph.D. Texas State University-San Marcos

M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

B.E. Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (WTUSM, now Wuhan University), Wuhan, China

Research Interests

  • Geospatial analysis, feature extraction and 3D visualization
  • Land-cover and land-use classification
  • LIDAR for urban and forest, terrain mapping
  • Vegetation phenology in arid and semi-arid land

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2010: John I. Davidson President’s Award for Practical Papers, 3rd place, ASPRS Annual Conference
  • 2008: BAE Systems Award for the best student paper, ASPRS
  • 2008: The Sandra Estaville Dissertation Research Scholarship, Texas State University
  • 2005: Travel Award, UCGIS
  • 2004 - 2008: Graduate Student Assistantship, Texas State University
  • 2003: Excellent Thesis, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Meng, Xuelian, Nate Currit, and Kaiguang Zhao. 2010. Ground filtering algorithms for airborne LiDAR data: a review of critical issues. Remote Sensing 2(3): 833-860
  • Meng, Xuelian, Le Wang, and Nate Currit. 2009. Morphology-based building detection from airborne LIDAR data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 75(4): 427-442.
  • Meng, Xuelian, Le Wang, J. L. Silván, and Nate Currit. 2009. A multi-directional ground filtering algorithm for airborne LIDAR. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 64(1): 117-124.
  • Meng, Xuelian. 2005. A slope- and elevation-based filter to remove non-ground measurements from airborne LIDAR data. UCGIS Summer Assembly, June 28-July 1, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Meng, Xuelian, Gaohuan Liu, and Yanan Shi. 2003. Structure design and integration of the ecological environment database. Geo-information Science no.3: 11-15.
  • Xie, Chuanjie, Xuelian Meng, Hongtao Wan, and Changqing Yao. 2002. The data model of the virtual reality GIS and its implementation based-on active object-oriented database system. Geo-information Science no. 4: 43-49.
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