The advent of new data collection technologies, such as LiDAR and drones, have made geospatial data available in large amounts and at low costs. While access to data is getting easier, geospatial tools have to evolve towards further automation and guarantee the reproducibility of the process and the quality of the results. As such, algorithms and data structures for handling geospatial data also need to be more and more robust and efficient to model complex, multidimensional geospatial phenomena in GISystems and provide higher levels of analysis. Articles in this special issue address two complementary aspects of the problem. They introduce new algorithms and data structures that allow for a more efficient handling of multidimensional data but also present complete processing chains dealing with the integration and the dissemination of multidimensional data.
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