Earth Surface Monitoring


  • Research and development of spatial data mining methods for management and monitoring of earth surface including:
    •  Agriculture
    •  Urban
    •  Land use and land cover
    •  Rice
    •  Forest
    •  Flood

  Research activities


Domestic partners

  • National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection, Vietnam
International partners

  • Chubu University, Japan
  • Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Japan
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • Government of Laos

   Selected publications


  1. Chuc Duc Man, Thuy Thanh Nguyen, Hung Quang Bui, Kristofer Lasko, Thanh Nhat Thi Nguyen. 2018. Improvement of land-cover classification over frequently cloud-covered areas using Landsat 8 time-series composites and an ensemble of supervised classifiers. International Journal of Remote Sensing (SCI indexed), Vol 39, Issue 4. Taylor & Francis Group.

International conferences

  1. Chuc, M. D., N. H. Anh, N. T. Thuy, B. Q. Hung, and N. T. N. Thanh. 2017. Paddy Rice Mapping in Red River Delta Region Using Landsat 8 Images: Preliminary Results. The 9th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE2017). Hue, Vietnam: IEEE.
  2. Pham Tuan Dung, Man Duc Chuc, Nguyen Thi Nhat Thanh, Bui Quang Hung, Doan Minh Chung. 2016. Optimizing GLCNMO version 2 method to detect Vietnam’s urban expansion. The 8th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE2016). Hanoi, Vietnam: IEEE.
  3. Chuc Man, Kazuki Hao, Hung Quang Bui, Thanh Thi Nhat Nguyen, Yosuke Alexandre Yamashiki, Dimiter Ialnazov. 2015. Comparison of several widely-used classifiers for land-cover using Landsat-8 images in Red Delta River: a case study in Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province, Vietnam. The 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing Applications in Tropical and Subtropical Areas (RSATSA). Hong Kong, China.
  4. Duc Chuc Man, Viet Hung Luu, Quang Hung Bui, Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen. 2015. Cloud Detection Algorithm for LandSat 8 Image Using Multispectral Rules and Spatial Variability. The 6th International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE2014). Hanoi, Vietnam: Springer.

Domestic conference

Duc Chuc Man, Quang Thang Luu, Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen, Thanh Thuy Nguyen, Quang Hung Bui. 2017. SHRIMP: Hệ thống thu nhận, quản lý và chia sẻ dữ liệu ảnh vệ tinh từ trạm thu mặt đất. Hội nghị Quốc gia lần thứ XX về Điện tử, Truyền thông và Công nghệ Thông tin – REV-ECIT. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam:IEEE.



  • System for management and sharing of spatial data (Ceres Gaia)
  •  Urban land cover map of Vietnam for 2008 and 2015 at 500 meter resolution
  •  Land cover map of Hanoi for 2016 at 30 meter resolution
  •  Rice maps of Red River Delta, Vietnam for 2013-2018 at 10-30 meter resolutions
  •  Land cover map for Vientiane at 30 meter resolution.

  Land cover management and monitoring

2016 Land Cover Map for Hanoi, Vietnam

2017 Land Cover Map for Vientiane, Lao


  Urban management and monitoring

Vietnam Urban Map from MODIS in 2008 [7]

Vietnam Urban Map from MODIS in 2015 [7]


  Rice management and monitoring

2017 rice map at 10m


  Land Cover and Land Use Change

Land Cover Change from 17 Jan 2015 to 16 Aug 2015

  • Pink: impervious surface, Yellow: non-impervious surface, Black: background
  • Extension area: 0.87 km2
  • Impervious area: 0.25 km2
  • Total change area: 1.74 km2