Dr. Haoran Zhang

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency , Thailand

Geospatial Information Platform for COVID-19 (GIPC) Situation Analysis and Decision Making


Dr. Haoran Zhang works at Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization), Thailand and serves as a consultant for United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Dr. Haoran Zhang received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. His research interests include geo-informatics on public health and environment for sustainable development, application of GIS in health and environment, spatial epidemiology, crop phenology and climate variability, remote sensing, satellite image processing for agricultural applications, capacity building for disaster management, etc. Dr. Haoran Zhang has served many projects includes development a model for assessing Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) with GNSS and climate variability on plan phenology with satellite images and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Enhancing Personnel Knowledge Development and Capacity Building on Space and Geoinformatics Technology, geospatial for COVID-19 impact and future earth etc. He is currently a PI of Geospatial on COVID-19 impact project under UNESCAP. Dr. Haoran was also a former economic affairs intern at Space Application Section, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of the UNESCAP. He is an author and/or a co-author of several published papers and conference papers. His paper has published in Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact Factor: 5.7) in that time he also been sleeted graduate speaker on behalf of doctoral graduating students addresses graduates at AIT’s 129th Graduation Ceremony on May 18, 2018. In 2018, he had also worked on Digital Belt and Road Regional (DBAR) projects relating to environmental and public health in GIS at school of resources and environmental science, Wuhan University in that time he also had the unique honor of Talent-Introduction Program, The Office of China Postdoctoral Council, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Excellent PhD). His paper also be selected the best paper award in the 7th International Conference on HealthGIS: Geo Intelligence for Smart Healthcare, 25-26 February 2021.


Geo-informatics techniques and geospatial data can support governments in improving situational awareness and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak such as spatiotemporal analysis for COVID-19 impact as well as web mapping of cases status such as recovered, hospitalized, death as well as medical supplies and goods supplies that are making use of the advantages of GIS. In this regard, this talk focuses on sharing the knowledge and skills on the structure of the cross-domain model of COVID-19, which is a developed system based on social-economic, science, and public health knowledge from georeferenced big data accessing/monitoring/mining availability; Understanding and use of tailored geospatial information platform for COVID-19 based on the specific request of pilot countries such as Cambodia, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.