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Dr Xiaoye Liu

Dr Xiaoye Liu
Name Xiaoye Liu
Position Senior Lecturer (Surveying and Spatial Science)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z317D
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5343
Extension 5343
Qualifications BEng Wuhan , MEng Wuhan , MAppIT Monash , PhD Monash

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090999 )
  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 080699 )
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 040699 )

Research interests
GIS and remote sensing
Digital terrain modelling and feature extraction from LiDAR and other spatial data
Laser scanning for 3D modelling and visulisation
Surveying and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Spatial database and programming

Professional memberships
Member of Surveying and Spatial Science Institute (SSSI), Australia
Member of the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems (IGNSS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PhD supervision
SVY3202 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
SVY4203 Urban and Regional Planning
SVY1101 Geology and Surveying
SVY2905 Geology and Surveying Practice
SVY2105 Survey Computation B
SVY2302 Mine Surveying
GIS2403 Land Management Systems
GIS1401 Geographical Data Presentation
GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems
GIS2901 GIS Practice 1
GIS3901 GIS Practice 2
SVY2903 Surveying Practice 3
SVY3904 Surveying Practice 4
ENG4111 Research Project Part 1
ENG4112Research Project Part 2

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator, Associate Degree of Spatial Science (ADSS)

Research most recent
Zhang, Z. and Liu, X. (2013), Support vector machines for tree species identification using LiDAR-derived structure and intensity variables, Geocarto International, 28(4):364-378.

Zhang, Z. and Liu, X. (2013), Chapter 7: WorldView-2 satellite imagery and airborne LiDAR data for object-based forest species classification in a cool temperate rainforest environment, In Abdul Rahman, A. (Eds), Developments in Multidimensional Spatial Data Models, Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3642-36378-8, 103-122.

Zhang, Z., Liu, X., Peterson, J. and Wright, W. (2012), Terrain and canopy surface modelling from LiDAR data for tree species classification. In Ruzicka, J. and Ruzickova, K. (Eds.), GIS Ostrava2012: Surface models for geosciences, Ostrava, Czech Republic, ISBN: 978-80-248-2667-7, 299-311.

Research most notable
*Zhang, Z., Liu, X. and Wright, W. (2012), Object-based image analysis for forest species classification using worldview-2 satellite imagery and airborne LiDAR data, In Proceedings of ISRS 2012 ICSANE, 10-12 October 2012, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
*Zhang, Z. Liu, X., Peterson, J. and Wright, W. (2011), Cool temperate rainforest and adjacent forests classification using airborne LiDAR data, Area, 43(4):438-448.
*Liu, X. and Zhang, Z. (2011), Effects of LiDAR data reduction and breaklines on the accuracy of digital elevation model, Survey Review, 43(233): 614-628
*Liu, X. and Zhang, Z. (2011), Drainage network extraction using LiDAR-derived DEM in volcanic plains, Area, 43(1): 42-52
*Zhang, Z., Liu, X., Peterson, J. and Wright, W. (2011), Statistic analysis of airborne LiDAR data for forest classification in the Strzelecki Ranges, Victoria, Australia, In MODSIM2011, 12-16 December 2011, Perth, Australia, 1937-1943.
*Liu, X., Zhang, Z. and McDougall, K. (2011), Characteristic analysis of a flash flood-affected creek catchment using LiDAR-derived DEM, In MODSIM2011, 12-16 December 2011, Perth, Australia, 2409-2415.
*Liu, X. and Zhang, Z. (2010), Extracting Drainage Network from High Resolution DEM in Toowoomba, Queensland, Proceedings of Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference (QSSC) 2010. 1 – 3 September 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
*Liu, X., Zhang, Z., and Peterson, J. (2009), Evaluation of performance of DEM interpolation algorithms for LiDAR data, Proceedings of Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, 28 September – 2 October 2009, Adelaide, Australia
*Dunwoody, E., Liu, X., McDougall, K., and McRae, P. (2009), A spatial analysis of Great Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) habit in South-West Queensland, Proceedings of Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial International Conference, 28 September – 2 October 2009, Adelaide, Australia
*Liu, Xiaoye (2008), Airborne LiDAR for DEM generation: some critical issues, Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 32 (1), 31-49.
*Liu, X., and Zhang, Z., (2008) LiDAR data reduction for efficient and high quality DEM generation, The XXI Congress of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS 2008), 3-11 July 2008, Beijing, China, Published in The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 37(B3b):173 - 178.
*Liu, X., and Zhang, Z., (2008) Ground truth extraction from LiDAR data for image orthorectification, International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, 30 June-2 July 2008, Beijing, China.IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0839E-CDR, ISBN: 978-1-4244-2394-1
*Liu, X., Zhang, Z., Peterson, J. & Chandra, S. (2008). Large Area DEM generation Using Airborne LiDAR Data and Quality Control. In: Li, Deren and Ge, Yong and Foody, Giles M, (eds.) Accuracy in geomatics. World Academic Press, Liverpool, England. ISBN 1-84626-171-6.
*McDougall, K., Liu, X., Basnet, B. & Apan, A. (2008). ‘Digital Elevation Model Accuracy Requirements for Catchment Management’, Proceedings of the Queensland Spatial Conference 2008, 17-19 July 2008, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 1-9.
*McDougall, K., Liu, X., Basnet, B. B. & Apan, A. (2008). Evaluation of current DEM accuracy for Condamine Catchment. In: Li, Deren and Ge, Yong and Foody, Giles M, (eds.) Accuracy in geomatics. World Academic Press, Liverpool, England. ISBN 1-84626-171-6.
*Liu, X., Zhang, Z., Peterson, J. and Chandra, S. (2007), LiDAR-derived high quality ground control information and DEM for image orthorectification, GeoInformatica: An International Journal on Advances of Computer Science for Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 11 (1), 37-53.
*Liu, X., Zhang, Z., Peterson, J., and Chandra, S. (2007), The effect of LiDAR data density on DEM Accuracy, In Proceedings MODSIM07, 10-13 December 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1363-1369.

Publications in ePrints

Liu, Xiaoye and Zhang, Zhenyu and Basson, Mariata (2019) Teaching terrestrial laser scanning for spatial data collection and applications: experiential learning as a tool to enhance the development of higher level graduate capabilities. In: 30th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2019), 8-11 Dec 2019, Brisbane, Australia.

Zhang, Zhenyu and Liu, Xiaoye (2019) Terrestrial laser scanning for building information modelling: teaching and practice. In: 2019 International Symposium on Remote Sensing, 17-19 April, 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.

Koswatte, Saman and McDougall, KevinORCID: and Liu, Xiaoye (2018) Relevance assessment of crowdsourced data (CSD) using semantics and geographic information retrieval (GIR) techniques. International Journal of Geo-Information, 7 (7). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2220-9964

Lollback, Gregory W. and Dunwoody, J. Ernest and Mebberson, Rachel and Shuker, Jonathan D. and Page, Tahlie and Hayles, Sarann J. and Rakotopare, Nicolas and Liu, Xiaoye and Hero, Jean-Marc (2018) Spatial modelling of bilby (Macrotis lagotis) and rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) pellets within a predator-proof enclosure. Australian Mammalogy, 40 (1). pp. 93-102. ISSN 0310-0049

Zhang, Zhenyu and Liu, Xiaoye and McDougall, KevinORCID: and Wright, Wendy (2017) Fuzzy analysis of airborne LiDAR data for rainforest boundary determination. In: 6th International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing (ICTRS'17), 06-07 Nov 2017, Delft, Netherlands.

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