Prof. Dr.-Ing. Liqiu Meng



Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Meng (*1963) conducts research in the field of geodesy and geoinformation. Her recent research focus includes geospatial cognition, geodata integration and generalization, non-photorealistic visualization, visual analytics, map-based multimodal navigation services, open portal for geospatial events.

Prof. Meng earned her M.Sc. in cartography and geodetic engineering in 1985 in China and her PhD in geodetic engineering at the University of Hannover in 1993. She earned her university teaching qualification in 1998 at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and was appointed to the Chair of Cartography at TUM the same year. From 2009 to 2012, Prof. Meng was Senator of the Helmholtz Association for the research field Earth and Environment. From 2008 to 2014, she served as Senior Vice President of TUM for international alliances and alumni. She has been a member of the German National Academy of Sciences since 2011 and of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences since 2013.


  • Carus Medal and Prize (2011)
  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal (2007)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Meng L: "The Constancy and Volatility in Cartography". Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sincia. 2017; 46(10): 1637-1644. 


Zhang M, Yao Y and Meng L: "Automatic and Accurate Conflation of Different Road-Network Vector Data towards Multi-Modal Navigation". ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(5): 68.


Meng L and Peters S: "Spatio-Temporal Density Mapping for Spatially Extended Dynamic Phenomena - a Novel Approach to Incorporate Movements in Density Maps". International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems. 2015; 8(1): 27-39. 


Meng L:  "Cartography". In: Handbook of GeoMathematics. Editor: Freeden W, Zuhair Nashed M, Sonar T. 2010; 1289-1311.


Fan H, Meng L: "A three-step approach of simplifying 3D buildings modelled by City GML". International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 2012; 26(6): 1091-1107.