Liao Ke is a researcher in the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, and Director of the Cartography and GIS Committee in the Chinese Geographic Society. His interests include thematic and complex mapping, mapping with remote sensing, computer cartography, map use and cartographic theory, and the role of cartography in modern Society and in sustainable development. He is editor in chief of “National Physical Atlas of China” and “Atlas of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau”. He is also co-editor of “National Economic Atlas of China,” “The Population Atlas of China,” and “Atlas of Ecological Environment in the Beijing-Tianjin Area.” He has published more than 100 articles and 4 monographs, has edited 8 books, and has received many national and local honors. The “National Physical Atlas of China” won a prize for excellence in the international maps exhibition of the ICA.
Professor Liao Ke has attended all ICA conferences since 1980. He has been a member of the Commission on National and Regional Atlases, for which he successfully organized a seminar in China and two Chinese atlas exhibitions in Beijing. He took an active part in the work of preparing for 20th ICC in Beijing and has served on the ICA Awards Committee.
For his contributions to ICA and for his many contributions to cartography, Prof. Liao Ke is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.