Haitao Wang is a project associate at the Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT) at Virginia Tech. He joined the center in 2014. His specialties include 2D / 3D web mapping, geo-visualization, land use and land cover change, and vegetation dynamics. He has dual efficiencies in both geospatial analysis / programming and environmental application. At CGIT, he is responsible for webGIS application design and development, geospatial data processing and imagery analysis (multispectral, LiDAR, etc.), and data visualization. he has been actively working on projects such as Indian Country Broadband, Global Agriclimate, Eastern US Vineyard, National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT), and so on.
Prior to his position at CGIT, Haitao obtained his two M.S degrees in Ecology and in Geography (on Geospatial and Environmental Analysis track). He also holds educational / professional certificates in Geospatial Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and GIS Professional (GISP). His past research experiences include vegetation dynamics and desertification in semi-arid region, multi-temporal vegetation cover mapping for desert city, urban imperviousness estimation, tropical deforestation, forest geovisualization with Web3D. The methods involved include fieldwork, geostatistics, object-oriented image analysis, subpixel impervious surface modeling, and image classification generalization.