Lay, Jinn-Guey



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Lay, Jinn-Guey



Office : Room 504, Department of Geography

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Phone : 886-2-33665835


Professor Jinn-Guey Lay is the director of Geographic Information Research Center of the Department of Geography. He also serves as the Population Research Team leader of the Population and Gender Research Center of NTU. He is responsible for research and developing textbooks for high school students. His three main research areas and interests are geographic information, geographic education, and land use/cover change (LUCC).

Research interests: information technology and geographic education, old maps and historical GIS , spatial exploratory analysis


Ph. D. in Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993

M. Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1987

B. S. in Geography, National Taiwan University, 1981


In the past, his major researches have included the following:

1. Settlements development and change study: Compiling Taiwan’s various topological maps from the past hundred years, digitizing and integrating the maps; using these data to further analyze spatial pattern of settlements.

2. Map generalization and quality study: Studying the quality of spatial and attribute data of Taiwan’s topological maps.

3. Analysis and modeling of geographic information: Applying the methods of spatial analysis and modeling on social economic issues, such as: election, disease and population issues.

4. Maps and spatial cognition: Using GIS techniques to analyze the information and quality of old maps, thereby analyzing cartographers’ understanding and perspective of Taiwan’s early environment.

5. Geographic education: Devoting to geographic education research in recent years, especially emphasizing high school students’ map and geographic skills.


Cartography and Laboratory

Computer Cartography

Seminar of Geographic Education Seminar of Geographic Information Systems

Digital Terrain Modeling

Geographic Information Analysis and Modeling

Environment Resource Geographic Information Systems


Chia-Jung Wu and Jinn-Guey Lay(2015) Beyond technology: Japanese colonial mapping of water estates in Taiwan from 1901 to 1921. International Journal of Cartography,1,1.94-108。 DOI: 10.1080/23729333.2015.1055647


Lay, Jinn-Guey, Y.L. Chi, Y.W. Chen (2015, Apr). Teachers’ in-service trainingin geographic information system (GIS) and different integration behaviors in lectures. Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography, 1, 4, pp. 29-41. 

Lee, J., Lay, J.-G., Chin, W.-C.-B., Chi, Y.-L. and Hsueh, Y.-H. (2014, Apr). An experiment to model spatial diffusion process with nearest neighbor analysisand regression estimation. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research , 5(1): 1-15.

Lay J.G.; Chen, Y. W.; Chi Y. L., 2013. GIS adoption among senior high school geography teachers in Taiwan. Journal of Geography, 112(3), 120-130.(SSCI)

Lay J.G.; Chi Y. L.; Hsieh Y. S.; Chen, Y. W.*, 2013. What influences geography teachers' usage of geographic information systems? A structural equation analysis, Computers & Education, 62, 191-195.(SSCI)


Lay, J.G.; Chen, Y. W.; Yap, K. H., 2011. Mapping Taiwan from an alternative angle, Journal of Maps, 7(1), 244-248. (SSCI)

紀玉臨、 賴進貴,2010。區域經濟收斂與空間外溢效應:台灣1991-2001,地理學報,58,1-23.(TSSCI)

Lay, J.G.; Y.W. Chen; K.H.Yap, 2010. Geographic Reality Versus Imagination in Taiwan's Historical Maps, The Cartographic Journal, 47(2), 180-189. (SSCI)

Wu, P.C.; Lay, J.G.; Guo, H.R.; Lin, C.Y.; Lung, S.C.; Su, H.J., 2009. Higher temperature and urbanization affect the spatial patterns of dengue fever transmission in subtropical Taiwan , Science of The Total Environment, 407(7), 2224-2233.(SCI)

賴進貴、莊婉瑩,2009。 數位典藏地理資訊於高中地理教學應用,地圖,19,33-48。

Lay, J.G.; K.H.Yap; Y.W. Chen, 2008. The Transition of Taiwan's Political Geography, Asian Survey, 48(5), 773–793 .(SSCI)

賴進貴,2008 。全國農地利用變遷和空間差異—由統計表格到地理資訊,主計月刊,625,23-30。

Huang, Wang-Ting; Lay, J.G., 2007. Map Concepts and skills in Geography Curriculum Standards for Secondary Schools, Environment and Worlds, 15, 73-97.(in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Ko-hua Yap; Chy-chang Chang, 2007. Spatial Perspectives and Analysis on Voting Behavior—A Case Study of the 2004 Taiwan Presidential Election, Journal of Electoral Studies, 14(1), 33-60.(TSSCI)(in Chinese)

Li-Chun Hu; Lay, J.G., 2006. Spatial Analysis of Female Cancers in Taiwan,Journal of Taiwan Geographic Information Science,4, 39-55。(in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Ko-Hua Yap; Yu-Wen Chen, 2006, Spatial Variation of the DPP’s Expansion between Taiwan’s Presidential Elections, Issues & Studies, 42(4), 1-22. (SSCI)

Fan, C. L.; Lay, J.G., 2006. Spatial relations between environmental pollution and malignant tumors--a case study of liver cancer and lung cancer on cancer map, Journal of Cartography, 16, 205-220.

Lin, F. Y.; Lay, J.G., 2006. A Study on the geographic information exam questions of the college entrance examination, Journal of Cartography, 16, 167-190.

Lay, J.G.; Wu, Wan-yi, 2006. Analyzing map reading skills of senior high school students--a case study, Journal of Cartography, 16, 47-68.

Lay, J.G.; Fan, Ching-lung, 2006. The Study of place names selection using GIS on cartographic generalization, Bulletin of the Geographical Society of China, 37, 69-87.

Yang, Y.-C.; Hsu, M.-L; Lay, J.G., 2005. The effect of DEM Resolution and Flow Direction Algorithm on Contributing Area Calculation, Journal of Geographical Science, 39, 71-90. (TSSCI) (in Chinese)

Chen, Y.-T.; Lay, J.G., 2005. A preliminary study on maps skills based on Geographical Olympiad, Journal of Cartography, 15: 87-102. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Wang, W.-L.; Yap, K.-H., 2005. The quality problems of the contour lines that automatic generated from digital elevation model: A case study using 40 meter DTM of Taiwan, Journal of Cartography, 15, 39-54. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Yap, K.-H.; Chen, W.-J., 2005. GIS Applications on Study of Dengue Fever: Reflection and Suggestion, Environment and World, 11, 65-81. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G. and Hsiao, J.-T., 2005. On integrating GIS and environmental education: Communication and review, Journal of Environmental Education Research, 2(2), 25-53. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Wu, W.-J.; Jhou, H.-J.; Chou, Y.-C.; Yap, K.-H.; Chen, C.-R.; Tsai, M.-Y., 2005. GIS Application on Pest Monitoring: Reflection and Suggestion - A Case Study of Oriental Fruit Flies, Bulletin of the Geographical Society of China, 36,1-16. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Yap, G.-H., 2005. The impact of cartographic generalization on environmental change research, Journal of Geographical Science, 41, 1-23. ( TSSCI) (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Huang, C.-C.; Yap, G.-H., 2005. Exploring the Spatial Cognition in Early Maps - A Case Study of " The Territorial Map of Taiwan" 1878, Journal of Geographical Science, 42, 1-22. ( TSSCI) (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Yu, C.-C., 2004. Case study on GIS proficiency of high school teachers, Bulletin of the Geographical Society of China, 33, 21-47. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G., Chen, Y.-W., Yap, K.-H.; Huang, C.-C., 2004. A study on the perspectives of Taiwan Maps, Journal of Cartography, 14, 31-42. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Huang, C.-C.; Yap, K.-H., 2004. Exploring the myths of map cognition from the news event of Taiwan Perspective Maps, Bulletin of the Geographical Society of China, 34: 65-81. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Wang, W.-L.; Yap, K.-H., 2004. Exploring Land Use Changes and Spatial Dependence-A Case Study of Settlement Changes in the Taipei Basin, Journal of Taiwan Geographical Information Science, 1, 29-40. (in Chinese)

Lay, J.G.; Yap, K.-H.; Wang, W.-L., 2004. Spatial structure change of settlements in the Taipei Basin during the Earlier and Middle Japanese Periods: A trial integrating historical geography and geographic information, Bulletin of the Geographical Society of China, 34, 21-42. (in Chinese)





Books & Book Chapters :

楊森豪、賴進貴,2011。繪圖註說:《淡新檔案》之地圖繪製與地圖使用。數位人文研究的新視野: 基礎與想像(項潔編),205-231:臺北,臺灣大學出版中心。


Diffusion Network of Geographic Information Education in Senior High School(1/3), 2009.08 ~ 2010.07,  National Science Council.

Promoting the Applications of Geographic Information in Digital Archives Program (2/5),  2009.01 ~ 2009.12, National Science Council.

Incorporating Geographic Information into High School Geography Course. 2008.12 ~ 2009.09, Ministry of Education.

Promoting the Applications of Geographic Information in Digital Archives Program (1/5), 2008.01 ~ 2008.12, National Science Council.

Spatial econometrics and data mining of regional inequality in Taiwan,  2007.08 ~ 2008.07, National Science Council.

Spatial Modeling and Exploration of settlement change in Taiwan, 2006.08 ~ 2007.07, National Science Council.

Spatial data mining of land use change, 2005.08 ~ 2006.07, National Science Council.

Spatial analysis of settlement distribution change in Taipei Basin, 2004.08 ~ 2005.07, National Science Council.

Plant epidemic integrated to geographic information system, 2004.03 ~ 2004.12, Bureau of Plant and Animal Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture.

Examining and enhancing data quality of Digital Terrain Models, 2003.01 ~ 2003.12, Water and Soil Conservation Bureau, Council of Agriculture.

Using GIS to assist site selection of plant health inspection, 2003.07 ~ 2003.12, Council of Agriculture, Bureau of plant and animal health inspection and quarantine.

Development of GIS modules for senior high school geographic courses, 2002.03 ~2002.12, the Ministry of Education.

Development of digital museum of cultural and ecological maps of Taiwan- Coordinating project, 2001.05 ~ 2002.04, National Science Council.

Development of digital museum of cultural and ecological maps of Taiwan (Part I)- Maps and GIS, 2001.08 ~ 2002.04, National Science Council.


2012 Excellent Publication Research Award(Project management fees), NTU, Taiwan

2011 Excellent Publication Research Award(Project management fees), NTU, Taiwan

2011 "Category A" Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2010 Excellent Publication Research Award(Project management fees), NTU, Taiwan

2006 Outstanding Teaching Award (University), NTU, Taiwan

2006 Excellent Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2004 內政部地政獎章