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)
Dr. Shirish Ravan
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Beijing, China
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
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova
OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 15 278 2714
Fax: +31 15 278 4422
Interests: 3D GIS; 3D indoor modelling and navigation; CityGML; 3D analysis; emergency responce
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
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.
- disaster/risk management
- emergency response
- post-disaster reconstruction
- 3D spatial data integration
- 3D modelling
- GIS and geoinformation
Article: Exposure Estimation from Multi-Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery for Seismic Risk Assessment
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| Download PDF Full-text (1779 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (393 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (3481 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 4 October 2012