Dr. Lim earned a Ph.D. degree in Geography (GIS specialty) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her dissertation is about methodology detecting a sequence of changes in dynamic spatiotemporal data and investigating patterns of detected changes. In her dissertation, she dealt with emergency vehicle location and allocation strategies coping with time-varying emergency 911 calls. Her specialty is geographic information sciences. In the realm of GIS, she has developed special interests and knowledge in GIS modeling, programming, spatial statistics, and statistical learning. She has about 22 years of experience developing software and analyzing geospatial data as a software architect, programmer, GIS analyst, and educator. She is interested in analyzing and understanding geospatial-related problems and developing applications as practical solutions by integrating the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and technologies. She is passionate about project-based technical education focusing on the practical application of scientific concepts and technologies to real-life problems.

Areas of Interest

  • SpatioTemporal Data Analysis and GIS Modeling and Simulation
  • Geospatial data mining and knowledge discovery for big data
  • Developing web-based GIS applications for analyzing, visualizing, disseminating, and sharing spatial and temporal information using free and open-source software
  • Mobile GIS application development for data collection and location-based services
  • Analysis and response to natural or man-made disasters
  • Environmental and socio-economic impacts on human health


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Identification of sequential changes and investigation of change patterns in dynamic spatiotemporal data,Department of Geography, SUNY at Buffalo, 2009
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG651 Spatial Statistics Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG651 Spatial Statistics Fall 2016 Syllabus
GEOG651 Spatial Statistics Winter 2018 Syllabus
GEOG651 Spatial Statistics Fall 2015 Syllabus
GEOG656 Programming and Scripting for GIS Winter 2013
GEOG650 MOBILE GIS Fall 2013
GEOG650 MOBILE GIS Fall 2017 Syllabus
GEOG797 Capstone - Professional Project Fall 2015 Syllabus
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2016 Syllabus
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2017 Syllabus
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2014
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2018 Syllabus
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG657 Web Programming Spring 2019 Syllabus
  • Associate Director, Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences
Eunjung Elle Lim
1167 LeFrak
Department of Geographical Sciences
elim [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
2:00-3:00 PM, Thursdays