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Nicole Kong

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Courses Taught:
FNR 598: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
ANTH 592: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research
Research Areas:
Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial data discovery, integration, visualization, and management.
Ph.D., Penn State University, 2006
M.S., Peking University, 2001
B.S., Peking University, 1999
Memberships and Service:

American Library Association, 2012-present
Map & Geospatial Information Round Table, 2012-present
Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-present
Indiana Geographic Information Council, 2012-present
GeoHumanities, 2014-present
OpenGeoportal workgroup, 2013-present


Kong, N. (2015). Exploring the best management practices for geospatial data in academic libraries. Journal of Map and Geography Libraries, 11(2): 207-225.
Kong, N., Zhang, T., Stonebraker, I. (2015). Evaluation of web GIS functionality in academic libraries. Applied Geography, 60: 288-293.
Kong, N., Zhang, T., Stonebraker, I. (2014). Common metrics for web-based mapping applications in academic libraries. Online Information Review, 38(7): 918-935.
Liang, L., Clark, J. T., Kong, N., Rieske, L. K., & Fei, S. (2014). Spatial analysis facilitates invasive species risk assessment. Forest Ecology and Management, 315: 22-29.
Fei, S., N. Kong, K.C. Steiner, W.K Moser, E.B. Steiner. (2011). Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008. Forest Ecology and Management, 262(8): 1370-1377.
Kong, N., S. Fei., L. Rieske-Kinney, and J. Obrycki. (2008). Mapping hemlock forests in Harlan County, Kentucky. In proceedings of the 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference (2008). 107-117.
Myers, W., N. Kong, and G.P. Patil. (2005). Topological approaches to terrain in ecological landscape mapping. Community ecology, 6(2):191-201.