Pinde Fu, PhD

Team Lead and Senior GIS Application Developer, Professional Services Division, Esri, Inc.

Pinde Fu is a project lead and senior GIS application developer at Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) and serves as the chair for the CPGIS (Association of Chinese Professionals in GIS) board of directors. His specialties include Web GIS applications in national spatial data infrastructure, health and environmental studies, emergency management, planning, natural resource management, and landscape ecology. Several GIS projects he has designed and implemented have won special achievement awards at ESRI International User Conferences, as well as the award from the American Council for Technology.

Fu has been active on both the commercial side and the academic side of GIS. He has taught Web GIS at a number of universities. The Web GIS course he taught at Henan University in Kaifeng, China, was awarded a National Model Bilingual Course by the Chinese Ministry of Education. He is the lead author of the book Web GIS: Principles and Applications (ESRI Press, 2010). The book is available in English, Chinese and Russian editions.

Fu has a PhD in GIS from the University of Kansas, an MS in GIS from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a BS in Geography from Henan University.


  • PhD University of Kansas