Special Issue "Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Shirish Ravan
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Beijing, China
E-Mail: shirish.ravan@unvienna.org
Interests: remote sensing and GIS applications in the area of natural resources management; biodiversity; forestry; agriculture; disaster management; infrastructure development planning; development of GIS based information systems; project/programme Management; capacity building and training

Guest Editor
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova
OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.gdmc.nl/zlatanova/
E-Mail: s.zlatanova@tudelft.nl
Phone: +31 15 278 2714
Fax: +31 15 278 4422
Interests: 3D GIS; 3D indoor modelling and navigation; CityGML; 3D analysis; emergency responce

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER Programme (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response) organized “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management - Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping” from 22 to 25 November 2011, Beijing, China, see http://www.un-spider.org/conference-beijing-2011. The purpose was to promote the access and use of space-based technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency response within relevant communities. The conference focused on three major topics namely (a) Global datasets and information for risk reduction (b) Rapid response mapping: opportunities and challenges and (c) Networks: building upon and strengthening existing capacities. The conference covered range topics from covering the advancement in technology, best practices disaster risk management, experiences in the rapid response mapping etc. Authors are encouraged to extend their presentations to a full research paper or long literature review to submit to the special issue. Moreover, this special issue is also open to global colleagues in this field.

Dr. Shirish Ravan
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova
Guest Editors


  • disaster/risk management
  • emergency response
  • post-disaster reconstruction
  • 3D spatial data integration
  • 3D modelling
  • GIS and geoinformation

Published Papers (3 papers)

ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(1), 110-134; doi:10.3390/ijgi2010110
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 6 February 2013 / Accepted: 15 February 2013 / Published: 4 March 2013
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1(2), 166-185; doi:10.3390/ijgi1020166
Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1(1), 69-88; doi:10.3390/ijgi1010069
Received: 10 April 2012; in revised form: 11 May 2012 / Accepted: 17 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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