Kin Ma

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Title: Assistant Professor

Field of Study: Geography and Planning

Office: B-4-204 Mackinac Hall

Phone: 616-331-3351



GPY 200 Computer Cartography

GPY 220 Cultural Geography

GPY 235 World Regional Geography

GPY 307 Introduction to Computer Mapping/Geographic Information Systems

GPY 353 Geography of the United States and Canada

GPY 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing 

Areas of interest: remote sensing of forests and water resources, natural resource management, Great Lakes, Brazil, and Taiwan.


Ph.D. Geography, Michigan State University. B.A. Williams College. M.S. Resource Development, Michigan State University.

Professor Ma's Publications:

  • Ma, Kin M. 2010. Map Animation. In B. Warf (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, (Vols. 1-6): 1825-1828.
  • Ma, Kin M. 2008. Review of Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS ApproachesPhotogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 74(11): 1312, 1314.