Welcome! I am Ziqi Li.

A creative full-stack software developer,

A young geographer,

A noob LoL and Hearthstone player,

And, a nerd.


M.A. in Geography

Expected in May 2016

University Fellowship

Graduate Research Assistantship (on NSF funded project CALM)

Current GPA 4.0/4.0

Sep 2014 - present

Alaska Field Work

Measured in-situ end of season active layer depth of permafrost on CALM grids. Performed maintenance on climate station network across North Slope of Alaska.

Aug 2015

The WORLD BANK | Washington D.C.

GeoSpatial Data Consultant

Providing technical support on project entitled Transportation Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.

Automating geographic, agricultural and economic data processing and statistical analysis primarily using Python and R.

Jun 2015 - May 2015
IOS app

xVoice is on Apple App Store!

xVoice is a social voice-messaging IOS app. As the co-founder and core developer, I worked on full-stack development using Django, MySQL and AFNetworking.

xVoice.io May 2015

Presentation at AAG

Li, Z., & Shiklomanov, N. (2015). Effects of Arctic Urban and Industrial Development on Land Surface Temperature: A Case Study for the Norilsk Region, Russia. Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago IL, April 2015.

Apr 2015

Publication in TGIS

Li, Z., Zhang, Z. and Davey, K. (2015), Estimating Geographical PV Potential Using LiDAR Data for Buildings in Downtown San Francisco. Transactions in GIS. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12140

Read more Mar 2015
IOS app

EarthQuick is on Apple App Store!

EarthQuick is an IOS app showing world wide earth quakes during the past 24 hours. As the owner I used AFNetworking to retrieve live earthquake GeoJson feeds from USGS and display them on iPhone using Google Maps SDK for IOS.

View on iTunes Nov 2014

University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada

B.S. in Geomatics and Minor in Computer Science

Diploma of Excellence in GIS

Graduation on Dean's Honours List

Excellent academic standing

Cumulative GPA 3.9/4.0 (CS GPA 4.0/4.0)

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014

Wuhan University | Wuhan, China

B.Eng. in Remote Sensing Information and Technology

Chinese Universities Entrance Scholarship

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
IOS app

Waterloo Carpool is on Apple App Store!

Waterloo Carpool is a carpool information sharing IOS app. As the co-founder and core developer, I worked on full-stack development using Spring Roo, PostgreSQL on Heroku.

View on iTunes Mar 2014

University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

GIS Assistant

Analyzed field-measured GPS and spatial species data and connected with protected areas and climate variables in Ghana and Madagascar.

Worked with Dr. Nyeema Harris in Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Aug 2013

Ministry of Environmental Protection of China | Beijing, China

Remote Sensing Research Assistant

Supervised by Dr. W. Shen and Dr. Ying Li in Satellite Environment Center

Processed and analyzed MODIS imagery for monitoring urban heat island in Beijing over past decade.

Jun - Jul 2013