Song, Xianfeng
Professor, Remote Sensing and GIS Section,
College of Resources and Environment,
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email: xfsong (at)
Tel: +86-10-88256432
Fax: +86-10-88256152
19A, Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049, China

Research Areas

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Geo-sensor data collection, Geo-Processing and Geospatial Analysis,  Web GIS
Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS
Modelling Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield Using SWAT, Soil Mapping with Remote Sensing and GIS 


BS, China University of Mining & Technology, Coal Geology, 1992
MS, China University of Mining & Technology, Remote Sensing Geology, 1995
PhD, Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Geographic Informaion System (GIS), 1998


Work Experience
June. 2011 -  Present
Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
July. 2005 - May. 2011
Associate Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Apr. 2002 – June 2005
Assistant Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Apr. 2000 - Mar. 2002
Postdoctor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Sept. 1998 - Mar. 2000
IT Manager at Chinese Investment Corporation for Sciences and Technology
Teaching Experience

Introduction to Geographic Information System, 2 credits/40 hours
Environmental Modeling with GIS, 2 credits/40 hours 
Web GIS, 2 credits/40 hours (Co-teaching)
Advanced GIS Algorithms, 1 credits/20 hours



  • Jing Wang, Chaoliang Wang, Xianfeng Song*, Venkatesh Raghavan, Automatic intersection and traffic rule detection by mining motor-vehicle GPS trajectories, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 64, July 2017, Pages 19-29.
  • Xin Zhao, Ni Huang,Xianfeng Song*,Zheng Niu, Zengyuan Li, A new method for soil moisture inversion in vegetation-covered area based on Radarsat 2 and Landsat 8. Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2016, 35(5):609~616.
  • Jing Wang, Xiaoping Rui, Xianfeng Song*, Xiangshuang Tan, Chaoliang Wang, Venkatesh Raghavan, A novel approach for generating routable road maps from vehicle GPS traces, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 2015, 29(1):69-91
  • Jing Wang, Venkatesh Raghavan, Xianfeng Song*. Estimating Traffic Speed Using Cellular Phone Data. International Journal of Geoinformatics, 2015, 11(3):9-16.
  • Runkui Li, Zhipeng Li, Wenju Gao, Wenjun Ding, Qun Xu, Xianfeng Song*. Diurnal, seasonal, and spatial variation of PM2.5 in Beijing. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2015, 60(3):387-395
  • Runkui Li, Xiaoping Rui, A-Xing Zhu, Junzhi Liu, Lawrence E. Band, Xianfeng Song*. Increasing detail of distributed runoff modeling by using fuzzy logic in curve number. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2015, 73(7): 3197-3205. 
  • Hongyuan Huo, Xiaoguang Jiang, Xianfeng Song*, Zhaoliang Li, Zhuoya Ni, Caixiao Gao. Detection of Coal Fire Dynamics and Propagation Direction from Multi-Temporal Nighttime Landsat SWIR and TIR Data: A Case Study on the Rujigou Coalfield, Northwest (NW) China, Remote Sensing. 2014, 6(2):1234-1259.
  • Changhui Xu, Xiaoping Rui, Xianfeng Song, Jingxiang Gao. Generalized reliability measures of Kalman filtering for precise point positioning. Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, 2013, 24(4): 699-705.
  • Runkui Li, A-Xing Zhu, Xianfeng Song*, Baolin Li, Tao Pei, Chengzhi Qin, Effects of spatial aggregation of soil spatial information on watershed hydrological modeling, Hydrological Processes, 2012, 26(9):1390-1404. doi:10.1002/hyp.8277.
  • Xianfeng Song, Zheng Duan and Xiaoguang Jiang, Comparison of artificial neural networks and support vector machines classifiers for land cover classification in northern China using SPOT-5 HRG image, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2012, 33(10): 3301–3320.
  • Xianfeng Song*, Zheng Duan, Yasuyuki Kono, Mingyu Wang, Integration of remotely sensed C factor into SWAT for modeling sediment yield, Hydrological Processes, 2011, 25(22): 3387-3398.
  • Xiaoping Rui*, Xianfeng Song, Yongguo Yang and Yiwen Ju, An effective method of rendering oil extraction contour under constrained conditions, Mining Science and Technology, 2011, 21(3):337-342.
  • Xianfeng Song*, Venkatesh Raghavan and Daisuke Yoshida, Matching of vehicle GPS traces with urban road networks, Current Science, 2010, 98(12):1592-1598.
  • Xianfeng Song*, Xiaoping Rui, Yiwen Ju and Yongguo Yang, Improved geologic surface approximations using the multiquadric method with additional constraints, Mining Science and Technology, 2010, 20(4):600-606.
  • Daisuke Yoshida, Xianfeng Song and Venkatesh Raghavan*, Development of track log and point of interest management system using Free and Open Source Software, Applied Geomatics, 2010, 2(3):123-135.
  • Runkui Li*, A-Xing Zhu, Xianfeng Song and Ming Cui, Seasonal dynamics of runoff-sediment relationship and its controlling factors in black soil region of northeast China. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2010(4):345-352.

Research Interests

Environmental Modeling and Resource Management with Remote Sensing and GIS. 
Open Standard and Open Source Geospatial Engineering.
Geo-sensor network for environmental data capture.