Xingong Li

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geography and Atmospheric Science
Ph.D., Geography, University of South Carolina
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 404
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7613


Dr. Li teaches spatial analysis, spatial computer programming, and geospatial technology in water resources. His research focuses on geospatial technology and methods for mapping and analyzing surface water and generic spatiotemporal data analysis methods.


Ph.D., Geography, University of South Carolina

M.S., Geography, Nanjing University

B.S., Geology, Nanjing University

Teaching Interests

  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Programming
  • Geospatial Technology for Water Resources


My current research focuses on the development and application of geospatial technology, methods and tools for the mapping and analysis of surface water dynamics. In addition, I'm also interested in developing generic spatiotemporal data analysis methods and frameworks.

Research Interests

  • Surface Water Mapping and Analysis
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Generic Spatiotemporal Analysis Methods

Selected Publications

Zhang, S. Li, X. ShS, J. & Peng, X. (2019). Assimilating Remote Sensing Data into GIS-based All Sky Solar Radiation Modeling for Mountain Terrain. Remote Sensing of Environment. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111239

Yang, M. Yan, X. Zhang, X. & Li, X. (2019). Constrained trajectory simplification with speed preservation. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. DOI:10.1080/15230406.2019.1618200

Zhang, S. Li, X. & She, J. (2019). Error Assessment of Grid-Based Terrain Shading Algorithms for Solar Radiation Modeling over Complex Terrain. Transactions in GIS. DOI:10.1111/tgis.12594

Weekley, D. & Li, X. (2019). Tracking Multi-Decadal Lake Water Dynamics with Landsat Imagery and Topography/Bathymetry. Water Resources Research. DOI:10.1029/2019WR025500

Cai, Y. Ke, C. Li, X. Zhang, G. Duan, Z. & Lee, H. (2019). Variations of Lake Ice Phenology on the Tibetan Plateau From 2001 to 2017 Based on MODIS Data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(2).

Grady, C. & Li, X. (2018). A distributed approach for calculating inundation height based on Dijkstra’s algorithm. Transactions in GIS. DOI:10.1111/tgis.12453

Coll, J. & Li, X. (2018). Comprehensive Accuracy Assessment of MODIS Daily Snow Cover Products and Gap Filling Methods. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. DOI:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.08.004

She, J. Zhou, Y. Tan, X. Li, X. & Guo, X. (2017). A parallelized screen-based method for rendering polylines and polygons on terrain surfaces. Computers & Geosciences, 99, 19-27.

Li, H. Li, X. & Xiao, P. (2016). Impact of Sensor Zenith Angle on MOD10A1 Data and Modification for Snow Cover in Tarim River Basin. Remote Sensing.

Liu, W. & Li, X. (2016). Life cycle characteristics of warm-season severe thunderstorms in central united states from 2010 to 2014. Climate, 4(3).

She, J. & Li, X. (2016). Map Algebra Based Analysis for Directed Flow Networks. Transactions in GIS.

Liu, W. Purdon, K. Stafford, T. Paden, J. & Li, X. (2016). Open Polar Server (OPS) – An Open Source Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Cryosphere Community. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Sun, C. Li, X. Chen, Y. Li, W. Stotler, R. & Zhang, Y. (2016). Spatial and temporal characteristics of stable isotope in the Tarim River basin. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies.

Liu, W. Li, X. & Rahn, D. A. (2016). Storm event representation and analysis based on a directed spatialtemporal graph model. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2015.1081910

Sheng, B. & Li, X. (2015). Accuracy assessment of TRMM3B43 data in Tarim River Basin. Arid Land Geography, 38(4), 703-712.

Fan, Y. Chen, Y. Li, X. Li, W. & Li, Q. (2015). Characteristics of water isotopes and ice-snowmelt quantification in the Tizinafu River, north Kunlun Mountains, Central Asia. Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.05.020

Zhang, S. Li, X. & Chen, Y. (2015). Error assessment of grid-based direct solar radiation models. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2015.1055273

Sun, C. Li, W. Chen, Y. Li, X. & Yang, Y. (2015). Isotopic and hydrochemical composition of runoff in the Urumqi River, Tianshan Mountains, China. Environment Earth Sciences. DOI:10.1007/s12665-015-4144-x

Peterson, T. & Li, X. (2015). Niche-based projections of wetlands shifts with marine intrusion from sea level rise: an example analysis for North Carolina. Environmental Earth Sciences, 10.1007/s12665-014-3498-9.

She, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. & Feng, X. (2015). Spatial and temporal characteristics of snow cover in the Tizinafu watershed of western Kunlun Mountains. Remote Sensing. DOI:10.3390/rs70403426

She, J. Zhang, Y. Li, X. & Chen, Y. (2014). Changes of Snow and Glacier Cover in an Arid Watershed of Western Kunlun Mountains Using Multisource Remote Sensing Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(1), 234-251.

Li, X. & Grady, C. (2014). Delineating Sea Level Rise Inundation Using a Graph Traversal Algorithm. Marine Geodesy, 37(2), 10.1080/01490419.2014.902884.

Wu, S. Zhou, S. Chen, D. Wei, Z. Dai, L. & Li, X. (2014). Determining the contributions of urbanisation and climate change to NPP variations over the last decade in the Yangtze River Delta, China. Science of the Total Environment, 472(2), 397-406.

Islam, M. Menon, S. Li, X. & Peterson, A. (2013). Forecasting ecological impacts of sea-level rise on coastal conservation areas in India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(9), 10.11609/JoTT.o3163.4349-58.

Gali, R. K., Douglas-Mankin, K. R., Li, X. & Xu, T. (2012). Assess NEXRAD P3 Data Effects Using SWAT Model in an Agricultural Watershed. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 17, 1245-1254.

Wu, S. Zhou, S. & Li, X. (2011). Determining the anthropogenic contribution of heavy metal accumulations around a typical industrial town: Xushe, China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 110(2), 92-97.

Leng, C. Chen, Y. Li, X. & Sun, Y. (2011). Evaluation of oasis stability in the lower reaches of the Tarim River. Journal of Arid Land, 3(2), 123-131.

Chao, L. YaNing, C. XinGong, L. & YanXia, S. (2011). Evaluation of oasis stability in the lower reaches of the Tarim River. 干旱区科学, 3(2), 123--131.

Fan, Y. Chen, Y. Li, W. Wang, H. & Li, X. (2011). Impacts of temperature and precipitation on runoff in the Tarim River during the past 50 years. Journal of Arid Land, 3(3), 220-230.

Li, Q. Chen, Y. Shen, Y. & Li, X. (2011). Spatial and temporal trends of climate change in Xinjiang, China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 21(6), 1007-1018.

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Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science Events
2019 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting