Special Issue "Collaborative Mapping"

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A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Linda See
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Ecosystems Services and Management, Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Website: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/EcosystemsServicesandManagement/See--Linda.en.html
E-Mail: see@iiasa.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 423
Fax: +43 2236 807 599
Interests: GeoComputation; land cover validation (www.geo-wiki.org); crowd-sourcing and volunteered geographic information (data collection, quality assessment, creating added value products with VGI); serious gaming

Guest Editor
Dr. Steffen Fritz
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Ecosystems Services and Management, Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Website: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/EcosystemsServicesandManagement/-Fritz--Steffen-.en.html
E-Mail: fritz@iiasa.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 353
Fax: +43 2236 807 599
Interests: land cover validation (www.geo-wiki.org); crowd-sourcing and volunteered geographic information (data collection, quality assessment, creating added value products with VGI); development of mobile apps for land cover and agricultural support; serious gaming; economic land-use modelling; global land cover; cropland and habitat mapping; early warning and food security

Guest Editor
Dr. Jan De Leeuw
ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Website: http://www.icraf.org
E-Mail: j.leeuw@cgiar.org
Phone: +254 737223157
Interests: mapping of environment and agriculture; drought early warning systems; remote sensing for index-based insurance; participatory mapping; remote sensing and impact assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More accurate, detailed and up-to-date maps are needed for a large number of scientific applications including monitoring and assessment of biodiversity, climate change, risk and vulnerability, energy supply and demand, and food security, especially in the current environment of rapid change. Remote sensing (RS) can provide comprehensive spatial and temporal coverage of the earth’s surface but there is a lack of reference data, which is needed to calibrate and validate these maps. Moreover, there are situations where RS data are too expensive and the temporal coverage is insufficient (e.g. for applications of emergency response). The increasing number of citizen sensors (i.e. volunteers contributing information from the internet, mobile devices and newly developed sensors) has already begun to radically change mapping through citizen collaboration, e.g. OpenStreetMap and Google MapMaker. The aim of this special issue is to publish the latest research on collaborative mapping including but not limited to the following:

  • Thematic and geometric accuracy of collaborative mapping (i.e. quality of the information)
  • Development of indicators of robustness of / confidence in the VGI
  • Authoritativeness of collaborative map products, i.e. ideas on how to bring collaborative map products to a level of authority that is not disputed
  • Data harmonization
  • Collaborative mapping and the role of mapping institutions
  • Spatial cognition in collaborative mapping
  • Cost effectiveness and cost benefits of collaborative mapping
  • The use of collaborative mapping in the areas of biodiversity, land use science, climate change, emergency response, and other relevant applied fields

Dr. Linda See
Dr. Steffen Fritz
Dr. Jan de Leeuw
Guest Editors

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

  • big data
  • citizen science
  • collaborative mapping
  • crowdsourcing
  • data harmonization
  • digital Earth
  • neogeography
  • gaming
  • GeoComputation
  • Geovisualization
  • Geoweb
  • participatory GIS
  • social networking
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Web mapping
  • Web 2.0/3.0

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p. 955-958
by ,  and
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(4), 955-958; doi:10.3390/ijgi2040955
Received: 9 October 2013; Accepted: 10 October 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
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p. 680-703
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(3), 680-703; doi:10.3390/ijgi2030680
Received: 4 June 2013; in revised form: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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p. 704-728
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(3), 704-728; doi:10.3390/ijgi2030704
Received: 5 June 2013; in revised form: 25 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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p. 507-530
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(2), 507-530; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020507
Received: 28 March 2013; in revised form: 14 May 2013 / Accepted: 20 May 2013 / Published: 4 June 2013
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p. 480-506
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(2), 480-506; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020480
Received: 25 March 2013; in revised form: 5 May 2013 / Accepted: 7 May 2013 / Published: 27 May 2013
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p. 385-404
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(2), 385-404; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020385
Received: 11 March 2013; in revised form: 2 May 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 13 May 2013
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p. 349-370
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(2), 349-370; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020349
Received: 4 March 2013; in revised form: 15 April 2013 / Accepted: 18 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
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