Special Issue "Spatial Data Infrastructures, Cyberinfrastructure, and e-Science for GIScience"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)
Prof. Sergio Rey
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, PO Box 875302, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Phone: +408 965-7433
Fax: +408 965-8313
Interests: open source geocomputation; spatial econometrics; spatial data analysis; economic geography; integrated multiregional modeling; regional science
Mr. Michael P. Finn
Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Denver Federal Center, Box 25046, Mail Stop 510 Denver, CO 80225, USA
Phone: +303 202-4544
Interests: high-performance computing and scientific applications for digital geospatial data; in geodesy, spatial coordinate systems, and map projections; in quantitative approaches to imaging in environmental modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and in data integration and generalization for GIS
Recent developments in geospatial and related technologies are having profound impacts on the field of geographic information science. This special issue takes stock of these impacts through contributions from leading GIScientists working at this scientific-technological interface. An overriding goal of this special issue will be to bring much needed clarity to the broadly defined and rapidly evolving areas of SDI, cyberinfrastructure, and e-Science to provide focus and guidance to GIScientists who want to make use of stirring new developments in Information and Communication Technology such as high speed networks, high performance computing, and distributed collaborative environments.
Prof. Sergio Rey
Mr. Michael P. Finn
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- spatial data infrastructures
- geospatial workflows and workbenches
- data collection and acquisition
- data structures and algorithms
- spatio-temporal databases
- spatial analysis, data mining, and decision support systems
- visualization theory and technology in real and virtual environments
- location based services
- uncertainty handling in spatial data
- interoperability and open systems
- applications of geoinformation technology (all possible domains)
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(1), 82-93; doi:10.3390/ijgi2010082
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 14 January 2013 / Accepted: 1 February 2013 / Published: 18 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (313 KB)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Big Landscapes and Big Data: Relationships between e-Science and Ecology
Authors: Sheldon L. Kallio 1,2, Troy L. Davis 1,3, Yolanda F. Wiersma 1,*
Affiliations: 1 Department of Biology, Memorial University, St. John’s NL, A1B 1L6, Canada; E-Mail: email@example.com (Y.F.W.)
2 Current affiliation: Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6, Canada
3 Current affiliation: National Parks Service, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, USA
Abstract: Web 2.0 citizen science projects are proliferating and may be a rich source of data for researchers. Natural history projects, particularly those that involve bird watching (e.g., eBird) are among the largest online citizen science projects. eScience endeavors may have advantages in generating observations of species across wider spatial and temporal extents than an individual researcher is able to survey. However, there is uncertainty as to how reliable such observations are in terms of their accuracy and completeness. Amateur scientists may not provide complete information, and their observations may be inaccurate in terms of identification. Lack of directed sampling protocols may yield problems when using the data to address research or management questions. We illustrate issues around data completeness and data utility in eScience via two case studies. The first compares bird sightings recorded using traditional field methods to records in three eScience datasets. The second uses a Web 2.0 database (eBird) and a more traditional citizen science data set (the Breeding Bird Survey) to build models to address the issue of managing bird strikes around airports. We conclude that Web 2.0 data are not always representative of reality and must be applied to management and research questions with caution.
Keywords: bird observations; bird strike models; citizen science; data completeness; data utility; eBird
Last update: 21 November 2012