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Biography

George's interests are in geographic information systems and its legal implications, environmental law, teaching and learning technical subjects, and how students learn.

He is a research scientist with the Institute for Applied Ecology and the Faculty of ESTeM. His research focuses on the study of the legal and policy issues affecting geographic information science and the practical problems in the application of technology in the creation, use and impact of digital spatial information.

George has taught courses in geographic information systems, environmental law, electronic law for business and government especially e-business and e-commerce and international trade, intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace.

George Cho has held academic teaching and research appointments at various universities including as Research Scholar at the Australian National University, Canberra; Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia, and Visiting Lecturer at Liverpool, England, Maynooth College, National University of Ireland, University of Hanoi, Keele University, England and the University of Canterbury, NZ.

He is the Chair, Academic Board at the University of Canberra.

Research interests

  • Privacy and intellectual property issues in cyberspace
  • E-commerce and e-business law
  • Geographic information and geospatial analytics, science and the law
  • Environmental law, environmental planning and assessment
  • International trade and the legal framework for developing countries
  • Third world development: trade, aid and global interdependence
  • Logistics and transport geography

Student Projects Available

  • Geospatial Information and the Law
  • Cybersecurity policy

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Australian National University

19851989

Bachelor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

19651968

PhD, Australian National University

19741979

Master, University of British Columbia

19681970

External positions

Professor (Visiting) - Department of Spatial Information Engineering, University of Maine

Nov 2004Jan 2005

Research Fellow (Visiting) - Board of International Scientific Organisations, Policy and Global Affairs Division, Office of International Science and Technology Information Programs

Aug 2004Nov 2004

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, University of Liverpool

Jan 1997Jun 1997

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Galway

1997

Associate Professor - Geographic Information Systems and Law

19962005

Lecturer (Visiting) - Centre for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies, Hanoi University of Science

1992

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, Keele University

Oct 1991Feb 1992

Lecturer (Visiting) - Centre for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies, Hanoi University of Science

1990

Barrister at Law, High Court of Australia

1990

Barrister-at-law, Supreme Court of New South Wales

1990

Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

1990

Senior Lecturer - Environmental & Heritage Sciences

19881996

Visiting Fellow - Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Human Geography, Australian National University

1987

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, Keele University

Sep 1981Feb 1982

Lecturer - Applied Geography, Canberra College of Advanced Education

19771988

Tutor - Faculty of Military Studies, Department of Geography, University of New South Wales

1976

Research Scholar - Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Human Geography, Australian National University

19741977

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, University of Canterbury

1974

Lecturer - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

19731974

Tutor in Cartography, Universiti Teknologi MARA

1971

Assistant Lecturer - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

19701972

Teaching Assistant - Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

19681970

Tutor - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

1968

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information system Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
liability Social Sciences
privacy Social Sciences
Malaysia Social Sciences
electronic business Social Sciences
intellectual property Social Sciences
smallholder Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2000 2001

Research Output 1967 2019

Prod-users of geospatial information: some legal perspectives

Cho, G. & Crompvoets, J., 4 May 2019, In : Journal of Spatial Science. 64, 2, p. 341-358 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

producer
Information use
legal rights
responsibility
Industry
1 Citation (Scopus)

The INSPIRE directive: some observations on the legal framework and implementation

Cho, G. & Crompvoets, J., 4 Jul 2019, In : Survey Review. 51, 367, p. 310-317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

legislation
Paint
spatial data
environmental policy
European Union
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Australian digital farmer: Challenges and opportunities

Cho, G., 30 Aug 2018, 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences. Golabi, M. H. (ed.). 1 ed. United Kingdom: IOP Publishing, Vol. 185. 8 p. 012036. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
File
farm
technological development
productivity
economics
policy

Al in everyday life: critical legal and meta ethical issues

CHO, G., 2015, AI: Law, Philosphy and Geoinformatics. Jankowska, M., Pawelczyk, M. & Kulawiak, M. (eds.). Poland: Polish Foundation for Competition Law, p. 105-134 30 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Geospatial Information: Emerging Liability Issues

CHO, G., 2014, Geoinformation Law and Practice. Jankowska, M. & PawelCzyk, M. (eds.). Warsaw, Poland: Polish Foundation for Competition Law, p. 146-168 23 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter