• About KRIHS
  • Organization

The organization of KRIHS is composed of the Board of Directors, Research Advisory Council, President, Vice-President, Architecture & Urban Research Institute, five divisions, and eighteen centers.

Jae Soen Son /
Geospatial Analytics & Monitoring Center

Tel : 044-960-0418 / Fax : 044-211-4770
Research Areas
Urban Geography, Spatial Statistics, GIS, Data Mining, National Properties


• 2014 University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Ph.D. (Geography)
• 2006 Korea University, M.A. (Human Geography)
• 2001 Korea University, B.A. (Geography Education)


•2019.6~Present Associate Research Fellow, KRIHS
•2018.11~2019.6 Senior Researcher, Convergence Research Institute of Regional Humanities and Information, Incheon National University
•2015.3~2018.7 GIS Scientist, Spatial Decision Systems
•2014.8~2015.3 Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNC-Charlotte
•2010.1~2011.1 Post-master Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Major Articles / books / Reports

•2019 National Land Survey, NGII, 2020
•Developing Interactive Land Monitoring Reports as Data-driven Communication Tool for National Land Policy, KRIHS, 2020
•A Study on the Strategies to Develop Decision Support System for the Innovative Management of National Properties, KRIHS, 2019

•Introduction to Geography. Bobmunsa, Paju. 2020 (Co-authored)
•Jae Soen Son. 2019. The Methodological Expansion for Global City Analysis: from Principal Component Analysis and k-Means Clustering to Self-Organizing Map. Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 22(1), 177-190.
•Jae Soen Son, & Jean-Claude Thill. 2018. Is your city economic, cultural, or political? Recognition of city image based on multidimensional scaling of quantified web pages. In J.-C. Thill (ed.), Innovations in urban and regional systems science-contributions from GIS&T, spatial analysis and location modeling. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 63-95.
•Jean-Claude Thill, Jae Soen Son, & Min Chen. 2017. The Emerging Geography of Globalizing Chinese Cities Based on Web-based Information Services. In L. A. Schintler & Z. Chen (Eds.), Big Data for Regional Science. New York, NY: Routledge. 38-51.
•Jae Soen Son. 2014. Hyperlink network system and image of global cities: webpages and their contents. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. (Doctoral dissertation)
•Son, Jae Soen. 2006. The global cities’ characteristics and their classification in the world’s prestigious newspapers. Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 9(2), 101-111. (in Korean)
•Son, Jae Soen. 2005. The characteristics and transformation of the regional linkage systems on commuting trips in new towns: the cases of Goyang and Seongnam. Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 8(2), 119-130. (in Korean)
•Nam, Y.-W., Lee, G.-T., & Son, Jae Soen. 2004. The ive trip interpretation of the regional structure in greater Seoul metropolitan area. Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 7(1), 1-12. (in Korean)