Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science ›› 2022, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (3): 51-57.doi: 10.11947/j.JGGS.2022.0306

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Exploring the Innovative Teaching Mode of Geomatics Based on the Teaching Cloud Platform

Hongrui ZHAO1,2(),Yiting CAO1,2,Xuchun LIU3   

  1. 1. Institute of Transportation Engineering and Geomatics, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    2. 3S Center, School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    3. Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 102626, China
  • Received:2022-06-02 Accepted:2022-08-12 Online:2022-09-20 Published:2022-11-17
  • About author:Hongrui ZHAO (1969-), female, PhD, professor, majors in geomatics and remote sensing.E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Teaching Reform Project of Tsinghua University(DX07_02);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971379)


Geomatics is an interdisciplinary subject. Many disciplines have teaching demands in this field. A new course on “Geomatics Technology” has been suggested by the Weiyang College of Tsinghua University of China for the major of “Mathematical and Scientific Basic Science+Civil, Hydraulic and Marine Engineering”. This paper offers a data-led geomatics teaching mode, developing a customized teaching cloud platform, to explore the cross-integrated innovative teaching methods. Teachers and students can assign and submit assignments on this platform. The platform constitutes a data flow with the data download, data processing and result sharing. It encourages communication among students in various majors, grades and units using data as the medium, from data processing to application upstream and downstream. In the “Geomatics Technology” course, geospatial data has emerged as a vital element of the multidisciplinary approach. This kind of teaching mode has been used in the postgraduate remote sensing course offered by Tsinghua University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management. Furthermore, the mode will be used for the first time in the autumn semester of 2022 in the undergraduate teaching of Weiyang College and civil engineering, to offer a novel idea for the reform of courses linked to geospatial informatics.

Key words: geomatics; interdisciplinary; teaching mode; cloud platform