Xiaolu Zhou, Ph.D.

Dr. Xiaolu Zhou

Xiaolu Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geography
Office: Herty, 2100F
Phone: 912-478-5943


  • Ph.D.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.Sc.  National University of Singapore
  • B.Sc.  Wuhan University

Teaching (2017 Spring)

GEOG 4542 Intermediate GIS & Cartography

GEOG 5230 Urban Geography


Dr. My research has focused mostly on urban human and physical environment using GIS methods and spatial modeling. For human environment, I have been examining the patterns of human behaviors and urban functions based on urban big data, such as volunteered geographic information (VGI) or more generally, user generated contents (UGCs). For the physical environment, I have been investigating the process of land use, particularly urban green space change and its environmental consequences. The goal of my studies is to search for strategies and planning polices to reach sustainable urban development and healthy living environment.

Recent Publications

Li, L., Zhou, X., Kalo, M., & Piltner, R. (2016). Spatiotemporal Interpolation Methods for the Application of Estimating Population Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter in the Contiguous US and a Real-Time Web Application. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(8), 749.

Li, D., & Zhou, X. (2016). Featured Graphics: “Leave Your Footprints in My Words”—A Georeferenced Word-Cloud Approach. Environment and Planning A. 0308518X16662273.

Wang, M., & Zhou, X. (2016). Geography Matters in Online Hotel Reviews. ISPRSInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 573-576.

Zhou, X., Yu, W., & Sullivan, W. C. (2016). Making pervasive sensing possible: Effective travel mode sensing based on smartphones. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 58, 52-59.

Zhou, X., & Zhang, L. (2016). Crowdsourcing functions of the living city from Twitter and Foursquare data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1-12.

Last updated: 9/18/2018

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0667