Special Issue "Geoweb 2.0"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 July 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf
Chair of GIScience, Department of Geography, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Berliner Str. 48, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Website: http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/personen/gis_zipf_en.html
E-Mail: alexander.zipf@geog.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 6221 54 5560
Fax: +49 6221 54 4529
Interests: geoinformatics; giscience; crowdsourcing geographic information; spatial data infrastructures; location based services

Guest Editor
Dr. Bernd Resch
GIScience Research Group, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Website: http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/personen/gis_resch_en.html
E-Mail: bernd.resch@geog.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 6221 54 5560
Fax: +49 6221 54 4529
Interests: people as sensors and collective sensing (VGI); web-based geo-analysis; standardized geo-sensor webs; sensor fusion; location-aware complex event processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advancement of Internet technology is constantly changing the way geographic information is being collected, managed, processed, analyzed, and used. While a first wave of innovation has transformed Geographic Information Systems into Geographic Information Services, a second paradigm shift has recently been observed. This paradigm deals with crowdsourcing and the collaborative generation of geographic information. Such collaboration includes volunteered information from Web 2.0 communities (such as OpenStreetMap), as well as the not necessarily "volunteered" traces users leave behind in a connected world, where physical and virtual activities blend more and more as a result of the increasingly ubiquitous mobile web. These new big data sources pose technical challenges that need to be addressed, but they also provide opportunities to analyze and use geographic data in unforeseen ways.
This special issue shall explore new trends in how the production and usage of geographic information are being transformed through the changes being induced by new Web technologies and their shifting usages. We are looking for original scientific contributions discussing how internet technologies relate to the way we create and handle geographic information, and how these relations are transformed into innovative applications. We encourage papers across disciplines and desire the presentation of different perspectives. Disciplines and topics include, for example, computer science or GIScience, as applied to the future of geographic information on the Web, as well as the potentials and challenges presented by such applications.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf
Dr. Bernd Resch
Guest Editors


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  • geospatial social networks and geographic information in social media
  • user generated geographic information, volunteered geographic information (VGI), OpenStreetMap
  • combination and fusion of technical and human sensors
  • next generation GeoWeb: technologies, standards and emerging topics
  • processing and analysis of big geographic data on the web
  • merging of mobile and web-based GI handling and processing towards ubiquitous GIS and a spatial-aware internet of things (IoT)
  • computer science
  • GIScience

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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(4), 1278-1292; doi:10.3390/ijgi3041278
Received: 14 July 2014; in revised form: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 14 November 2014 / Published: 4 December 2014
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(4), 1211-1233; doi:10.3390/ijgi3041211
Received: 23 August 2014; in revised form: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 October 2014 / Published: 3 November 2014
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(3), 1058-1076; doi:10.3390/ijgi3031058
Received: 4 March 2014; in revised form: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 6 August 2014 / Published: 14 August 2014
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