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)
Geospatial Data Minning,  Geo-Database and Web GIS
Remote Sensing of Environment
Modelling Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield Using SWAT


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, 3 credits/60 hours
Geo-Processing with Python, 3 credits/54 hours
Environmental Modeling with GIS, 2 credits/40 hours
Web GIS, 2 credits/40 hours (Co-teaching)
Advanced GIS Algorithms, 1 credits/20 hours


Tianxiao Ma, Zheng Duan, Runkui Li, Xianfeng Song*. Enhancing SWAT with remotely sensed LAI for improved modelling of ecohydrological process in subtropics, Journal of Hydrology, 570(2019):802-815.
Zheng Duan, Ye Tuo, Junzhi Liu*, Hongkai Gao*, Xianfeng Song, Zengxin Zhang, Lei Yang, Dagnenet Fenta Mekonnen, Hydrological evaluation of open-access precipitation and air temperature datasets using SWAT in a poorly gauged basin in Ethiopia, Journal of Hydrology, 569(2019):612-626.
Zheng Duan, Qiuwen Chen*, Cheng Chen,Junzhi Liu ,Hongkai Gao,Xianfeng Song,Meng Wei. Spatiotemporal analysis of nonlinear trends in precipitation over Germany during 1951–2013 from multiple observation - based gridded products,
Runkui Li, Tianxiao Ma, Qun Xu, Xianfeng Song*, Using MAIAC AOD to verify the PM2.5 spatial patterns of a land use regression model, Environmental Pollution, Volume 243, Part A, 2018, Pages 501-509.
Tianxiao Ma, Runkui Li*, Jens-Christian Svenning, Xianfeng Song. Linear spectral unmixing using endmember coexistence rules and spatial correlation, International Journal of Remote Sensing,2018, 39(11):3512-3536.
Xin Zhao, Ni Huang, Zheng Niu, Venkatesh Raghavan & Xianfeng Song*. Soil moisture retrieval in farmland with C-band SAR and Optical Data. Spatial Information Research, 2017,25(3): 2366-3286.
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, 2017, 64:19-29.
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.
RUI Xiao-ping, SONG Xian-feng, JU Yi-wen,LU Jin, ,DING Zhen. Adaptive Dynamic Water Flow Simulation Driving by River Velocity Field. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences. 2014,9(4):1493-1508
RUI Xiaoping, DING Zhen, LU Jin, SONG Xianfeng*. Simulation of Point Source Pollution Diffusion Using a Velocity Field-Cellular Automata Coupled Method. Information Technology Journal. 2013,12(20):5424-5431
RUI Xiaoping, DONG Chengwei, SONG Xianfeng*. An Improved Locally Linear Embedding Method Suitable for Multi-dimensional Visualization of Economic Statistics. Information Technology Journal. 12(24) :8651-8656
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 aggregation of soil spatial information on watershed hydrological modeling, Hydrological Processes,  2012, 26(9):1390-1404.
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.
Xianfeng Song, Xiaoping Rui, Wei Hou and Haiqiao Tan, An OGC standard-oriented architecture for distributed coal mine map services. Journal of China University of Mining and Technology, 2008,18(3):381-385.

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.