Special Issue "Web/Cloud Based Mapping and Geoinformation"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Prof. Serena Coetzee
Geography Building 3-5, Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa
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Interests: spatial data infrastructures; addressing; geographic information standards; geoprocessing; open source for geospatial software
Recent advances in the field of web- and cloud-based mapping and geoservices is increasing the demand for more, better, and smarter integrated geoinformation and knowledge to support a diversity of users and applications. Web mapping and web GIS have developed from a simple hyper-linked image, like the Xerox PARC map server, to a complex web of geospatial services and information feeding into online web maps and web GIS applications. The challenge is how to discover, integrate, manipulate and present this geoinformation at the appropriate level to users/applications in an environment that comprises GIS, mobile mapping, digital virtual globes, volunteered geographic information, sensor networks, etc.
As web- and cloud-based geoinformation and geoservices become easier to access by the global community of users, the increasing challenge is to focus the provision of information towards the context of users and applications. This means that we need to build on our knowledge and understanding of web and cloud based architectures, geoweb semantics and ontologies, geospatial analytics, big data parallel geoprocessing, multidimensional geovisualisation, collaborative virtual geospatial environments, dynamic contextualised behaviour, etc. The agenda is about providing the right information to the right people at the right time for the right decision.
Prof. Bert Veenendaal
Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Dr. Serena Coetzee
Dr. Peter Mooney
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- cloud- and web-based multidimensional GIS
- neogeography and map mashups; new cartographic theories and interfaces for web mapping
- quality assessment of web-based geospatial information sources, processes and applications
- design, development and evaluation of web and cloud based architectures, services and applications
- development and use of virtual globes for geospatial data sharing, integration, visualization and analysis
- mobile and location-based search and services; adaptive, context-aware, multidimensional, augmented reality
- web/cloud-based SDSS, PPGIS, Geo-design and collaborative environments
- web visualisation/assessment/analysis of user generated content
- open source solutions and open standards/specifications
- web-based geovisualisation and virtual geospatial environments for dynamics phenomena
- security, privacy, copyright, use policy and usability for geospatial web
- geospatial web semantics and ontology; intelligent web mapping/GIS services
- web mapping/GIS for education
- service chaining, streaming and web based geoprocessing workflows
- web/cloud based geospatial data discovery, access and utilization
- web/cloud based geospatial database management