Pinde Fu, PhD

Team Lead and Senior GIS Application Developer, Professional Services Division, Esri, Inc.
Dr. Pinde Fu is a team lead and senior web geographic information system (GIS) application developer at Esri's professional services division. 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 is author of the book Getting to Know Web GIS (Esri Press, 1st edition 2015, 2nd edition 2016, and 3rd edition 2018), the lead author of Web GIS Principles and Technologies (China Higher Education Press, 2018), and the lead author of Web GIS: Principles and Applications (Esri Press, 2010). 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