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Dr. Weilian Li

Guest Scientist


Institute of Geodesy und Geoinformation
Working Group Geoinformation
Meckenheimer Allee 172
D - 53115 Bonn




  • since 10/2021:
    Postdoctoral Researcher, lnstitute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn.
  • 02/2021 - 09/2021:
    Guest researcher, Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization, HafenCity University Hamburg.
  • 09/2015 - 12/2020:
    Doctor of Engineering, Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University.
  • 10/2011 - 06/2015:
    Bachelor of Engineering, School of Geology and Geomatics, Tianjin Chengjian University.

Professional Activities

Leading Guest Editor of Special Issue "Advanced Application of Geoinformatics and Artificial Intelligence on Disaster Risk Management" on Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050)

Research Interests

His research interests include Virtual geographic environments, 3D representation, and Virtual reality.

Membership in Scientific Organizations and Committees

  • 10/2022 – 10/2026
    Secretary of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group ICWG III/IVa on Disaster Management
  • 01/2022 – 12/2025
    Committee member of Virtual Geographic Environment Committee of Chinese National Committee of International Society for Digital Earth (CNISDE)



Google Scholar:




  • Li, Weilian, J. Zhu, J. -H. Haunert, L. Fu, Q. Zhu, and Y. Dehbi (2022).
    Three-dimensional virtual representation for the whole process of dam-break floods from a geospatial storytelling perspective
    International Journal of Digital Earth 15.1, pp. 1637–1656.
  • Li, Weilian, J. Zhu, S. Pirasteh, Q. Zhu, L. Fu, J. Wu, Y. Hu, and Y. Dehbi (2022).
    Investigations of disaster information representation from a geospatial perspective: Progress, challenges and recommendations
    Transactions in GIS 26.3, pp. 1376–1398.



  • Li Weilian, Zhu Jun*, Fu Lin, Zhu Qing, Xie Yakun (2021).
    An augmented representation method of debris flow scenes to improve public perception [J].
    International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 2021, 35(8), 1521-1544.
  • Li Weilian, Zhu Jun*, Fu Lin, Zhu Qing, Guo Yukun, Gong Yuhang (2021).
    A rapid 3D reproduction system of dam-break floods constrained by post-disaster information [J].
    Environmental Modelling Software, 2021, 139, 104994.
  • Fu Lin, Zhu Jun*, Li Weilian, Zhu Qing, Xu Bingli, Xie Yakun, Zhang Yunhao, Hu Ya, Lu Jingtao (2021).
    Tunnel vision optimization method for VR flood scenes based on Gaussian blur [J].
    International Journal of Digital Earth, 2021.
  • Fu Lin, Zhu Jun*, Li Weilian, You Jigang, Hua Zhangyu (2021).
    Fast estimation method of volumes of landslide deposit by the 3D reconstruction of smartphone images [J].
    Landslides, 2021.



  • Li Weilian, Zhu Jun, Zhang Yunhao, Fu Lin, Gong Yuhang, Hu Ya, Cao Yungang* (2020).
    An on-demand construction method of disaster scenes for multitype users [J].
    Natural Hazards, 2020, 101(2): 409-428.
  • Guo Yukun, Zhu Jun, Wang Yu, Chai Jinchuan, Li Weilian*, Fu Lin, Xu Bingli, Gong Yuhang (2020).
    A virtual reality simulation method for crowd evacuation in a multiexit indoor fire environment [J].
    ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2020, 9(12): 750.
  • Zhang Yunhao, Zhu Jun*, Zhu Qing, Xie Yakun, Li Weilian, Fu Lin, Zhang Junxiao, Tan Jianmei (2020).
    The construction of personalized virtual landslide disaster environments based on knowledge graphs and deep neural networks [J].
    International Journal of Digital Earth, 2020, 13(12): 1637-1655.



  • Li Weilian, Zhu Jun*, Zhang Yunhao, Cao Yungang*, Hu Ya, Fu Lin, Huang Pengcheng, Xie Yakun, Yin Lingzhi, Xu Bingli (2019).
    A fusion visualization method for disaster information based on self-Explanatory symbols and photorealistic scene cooperation [J].
    ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2019, 8(3): 104.
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