Special Issue "Geovisual Analytics"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2012)
Dr. Brian M. Tomaszewski
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, Rochester Institute of Technology, One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
Interests: Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T); geovisual analytics; context modeling and representation; crisis management
The continued proliferation of massive volumes of geographic data and information coupled with complex, multi-scale problems is necessitating the need for new analytic approaches and problem solving tools such as those offered by the field of Geovisual Analytics. The following quote taken from Tomaszewski et al. (2007:173) describes Geovisual Analytics:Geovisual Analytics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that integrates perspectives from Visual Analytics (grounded in Information and Scientific Visualization) and Geographic Information Science (growing particularly on work in geovisualization, geospatial semantics and knowledge management, geocomputation, and spatial analysis). Geovisual Analytics tools help identify relevant geospatial information, data, and knowledge by supporting analytical process that meld innate human abilities of vision and cognition with computer-based visual interfaces that provide flexible connections to relevant data and supporting knowledge, and that are specifically designed to provide support for analytical reasoning. Often the activities that Geovisual Analytics is directed toward involve recognizing relevant information in enormous datasets that make what is relevant difficult to determine using traditional methods. Geovisual Analytics is an increasingly important tool for activities ranging from counter-terrorism and crisis management, through environmental science, to strategic business decision making.
This special issue is thus interested in reporting Geovisual Analytics research that advances understanding of following topics that include, but are not limited to:
- Using sense making, cognition, and perception as foundations for tools that support reasoning for complex tasks
- Addressing issues of analytical scale and the interplay between complexity and urgency that dictates and determines the scale
- Synthesizing different types of information from different sources into unified representations to find meaning
- Integrating views of large-scale information spaces, coordinated views of information in context, and overviews and details
- Leveraging innate human abilities to reason about time and space
- Evaluating the usability and utility of Geovisual Analytic systems
- Geovisual Analytic computational methods
Geovisual Analytic application case studies and best practice submissions are also encouraged.
Brian M. Tomaszewski
Thomas, J. J. & Cook, K. A. 2005. Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics, Los Alametos, CA, IEEE.
Tomaszewski, B., Robinson, A. C., Weaver, C., Stryker, M. & Maceachren, A. M. Year. Geovisual Analytics and Crisis Management. In: B. VAN DE WALLE, BURGHARDT, P. & NIEUWENHUIS, C., eds. Proceedings of the 4th International Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conference, 2007 Delft, the Netherlands. 173-179.
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- geovisual analytics
- geographic information
- information visualization
- computational methods
Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 22-41; doi:10.3390/fi4010022
Received: 21 November 2011; in revised form: 13 December 2011 / Accepted: 19 December 2011 / Published: 30 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1431 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 1049-1068; doi:10.3390/fi4041049
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 5 December 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4320 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 1069-1085; doi:10.3390/fi4041069
Received: 10 October 2012; in revised form: 20 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 14 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2695 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: ViStaMPS: the Application for Viewing and Manipulating StaMPS Results
Authors: Joaquim J. Sousa1,2 , Gil Cardoso1 , Vitor Pereira1 and Luis Magalhães1
Affiliation: 1 Department of Engineering, School of Science and technology, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
2Center of Geology, University of Oporto, Portugal
Abstract: Stanford Method for Persistent Scatterers InSAR implementation – StaMPS (http://radar.tudelft.nl/~ahooper/stamps/index.html) is widely used for ground deformation measurement and monitoring based on the processing of multi-temporal SAR data, mainly because of its proven
reliability and freeware distribution for scientific community. However, some issues may complicate the results interpretation: StaMPS supports data processing based on command prompt, which is uncomfortable for most users who need to know all the commands needed for the various existing operations. Besides, several visualization tasks are not implemented in the standard approach, requiring that each user has to develop its own code for visualization and interpretation purposes. On the other hand, results provided by StaMPS are sensitive to several parameters, but the procedure does not provide direct support for changing these parameters without rerunning some steps. In this paper we present ViStaMPS, a new graphical interface developed to enhance the visualization and the interpretation of StaMPS results.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Global Access and Controlled Ownership: VGI and the Changing Role of Geospatial Data in the Future Internet
Authors: Nate J. Engler 1 and G. Brent Hall 2
Affiliations: 1 Carleton University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada; E-Mail: email@example.com
2 Esri Canada, 12 Concorde Pl., Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3R8, Canada; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: When the Internet was largely a unidirectional medium with information flowing from producers to consumers, the volume of information being produced was relatively low and the dynamics of interaction were limited by the prevailing architecture of the World Wide Web (Web). This changed abruptly approximately a decade ago when the architecture of participation that defines the social web (Web 2.0) was introduced. What previously were clearly defined roles have since become increasingly blurred and the distinction between digital information producers, consumers, and custodians is now far less clear. The Web 2.0 architecture has generated exponentially more numerous multidirectional flows of information across the Internet. In this new paradigm a Geospatial Web (Geoweb) has emerged largely through the voluntary contribution by so-called prosumers or produsers of spatially-referenced information to Web-based map repositories. The growth of the Geoweb has been so rapid it has superseded clarity and understanding in terms of the licencing and ownership of the information that is produced, voluntarily contributed and used. This paper discusses aspects of these issues in the context of two important questions, namely what are the benefits and consequences of geographical information that is voluntarily submitted to Web map repositories? And, can the present and future roles, rights, and responsibilities of contributors and data custodians be aligned to achieve an open geospatial digital commons?
Keywords: volunteered geographic information; network society; Geoweb; digital commons
Last update: 5 October 2012