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Shupeng Chen

Shupeng Chen, Chinese geographer and cartographer (Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province February 1920 – Beijing 25 November 2008)

Developed geoinformation science

Authored Geo-information science and digital earth (2004), maybe the first book specifically dedicated to the concept of digital earth

Designed an information system

Advocated the concept of geo-information Tupu, a new type of atlas (1990s)

Proposed a raster coding system based on information mechanism (1986)

Proposed the idea of geo-information mechanism (1994)


O.M. Miller Cartographic Award, American Geographical Society (1998)

Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal, International Cartographical society (2001)

Contribution Prize, International Karst Society (2001)