Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in Public Health"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque
Director of GIS and Remote Sensing Professor of Clinical Health Sciences GIS & Remote Sensing Program The University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216-4505, USA
E-Mail: FFaruque@umc.edu
Phone: 601-815-9027
Interests: aeroallergen; air pollution; environmental health; geographic health disparities; geospatial technology in health studies; GIS-based real-time surveillance; medical geology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The utilization of remote sensing and geospatial technologies has been instrumental to advance our understanding of environmental factors affecting human health and well-being. Extreme weather and related phenomena appear to be rising in frequency and intensity which pose growing health risks to human populations. Earth observing technologies and data are important elements of a comprehensive and multi-scaled public health response both at micro and macro levels identifying immediate and long-term impacts. Remote sensing and geospatial technologies have been successfully implemented over the last 50 years examining the role of environmental factors in air-borne, vector-borne, soil-borne and water-borne diseases. With the availability of new data and advanced technologies, more robust public health measures are being implemented to improve our health and well-being. In this special issue advanced works on public health applications of remote sensing and geospatial technologies will be focused. Submissions will be fully peer-reviewed for acceptance.

This special issue calls for original papers on application of remote sensing and geospatial technologies in the areas of:

  • Air Pollution Modeling for Health Impact Studies
  • Air-borne, Soil-borne and Water-borne Diseases
  • Big-Data Analysis in Public Health Research
  • Environmental Public Health Surveillance
  • Infectious and Vector-borne Diseases
  • Climate Variability and Health
  • Tele-Epidemiology
  • Healthcare

Prof. Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque
Guest Editor


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.


  • aerosol optical depth
  • climate variability and health
  • earth observation
  • environmental health
  • environmental remote sensing
  • exposure to air pollutant
  • geospatial technology
  • health GIS
  • landscape epidemiology
  • public health
  • public health tracking
  • remote sensing
  • spatial surveillance
  • spatial epidemiology
  • tele-epidemiology

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 28 February 2014

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