Special Issue "GeoAI: Integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning with GIS"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yosoon Choi
Guest Editor
Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 48513, Korea
Interests: smart mining; renewables in mining; space mining; AICBM (AI, IoT, cloud, big data, mobile) convergence; unmanned aerial vehicle; mine planning and design; open-pit mining operation; mine safety; geographic information systems; 3D geo-modeling; geostatistics; hydrological analysis; energy analysis and simulation; design of solar energy conversion systems; renewable energy systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), including machine learning and deep learning, has developed rapidly in recent years and has been spreading across all industries so that innovative changes are taking place in the industrial field through the combination of AI and domain knowledge.  

This change is also having a significant impact on geographic information systems (GIS). Machine learning has been a core component of spatial analysis in GIS for classification, clustering, and prediction. In addition, deep learning is being integrated with GIS to automatically extract useful information from satellite, aerial or drone imagery by means of image classification, object detection, semantic and instance segmentation, etc. The integration of AI, machine learning, and deep learning with GIS has developed into the concept of a “Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI)” that is a new paradigm for geographic knowledge discovery and beyond.

This Special Issue (SI) encourages scientists, engineers, educators, students, and researchers to address the current state-of-the-art in GeoAI. Original research contributions and reviews providing examples of AI, machine learning, and deep learning techniques used in GIS can be included in this SI.

Prof. Dr. Yosoon Choi
Guest Editor

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  • Geospatial artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning in GIS
  • Deep learning in GIS
  • Classification
  • Clustering
  • Spatial prediction
  • Spatial interpolation
  • Object detection
  • Semantic segmentation
  • Instance segmentation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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