Qian Song is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at HARC. She is responsible for mapping production, interactive GIS web applications development, geospatial data development, and geospatial analysis for multidisciplinary projects. She also organizes and maintains geospatial library and data portal site to assist HARC research staff.
Qian started with HARC in January 2017 after graduating with an M.S. in Geographic Information Science from the University of Redlands in California. She also obtained an M.S. in Fishery Resources and a B.S. in Marine Technology from Shanghai Ocean University. Prior to joining HARC, Qian was a Research Assistant in Shanghai Ocean University and focused on coastal ocean numerical modeling. Her professional interests include GIS web application development, geospatial analysis, data visualization, coastal ocean modeling, and marine environment conservation.
Qian won two 2nd place awards in 2018 Houston Region GIS Expo map gallery competition. The two awards were given for cartographic design and analytical content. The gallery entry was for HARC’s work on the Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Harvey story map. The story map shows analysis results about the flooding and related impacts such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation.