Special Issue "LiDAR DEMs for Geological Mapping"

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 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yu-Chung Hsieh
Guest Editor
Environmental & Engineering Geology Division, Central Geological Survey, MOEA, Taiwan
Interests: airborne LiDAR (ALS); unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); photogrammetry; remote sensing; Earth surface processes; geohazards; engineering geology; geological mapping

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the opening of a new Special Issue in the journal Applied Sciences. The topic of the Special Issue will be “LiDAR DEMs for Geological Mapping”.

Geology is the science comprising the study of the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. Geological mapping is the most basic work in geological research. With the development of high-resolution DEMs, geological mapping could also see improvements in its resolution, quality, and application range. In this issue, we would like to update the analytical methods for discovering and understanding the LiDAR DEMs for geological mapping.

This Special Issue is designed to explore knowledge on the scientific applications of these state-of-the-art tools. Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research results in the field of advances of LiDAR DEMs for Geological Mapping, including:

New technological developments of platforms and/or sensors;

Analytical methods and algorithms for datasets of LiDAR DEMs;

Applied use of geological mapping in:

-Geological applications (lithological classification, geological structures, neotectonics, seismology, etc.);


-Geohazards, engineering/geotechnical, and environmental and/or contamination;

-Terrain, bathymetry, and DEM analytical techniques;

-Natural resources, mineral and geothermal exploration;

-Oil & Gas;

-Classification, multi-temporal analysis, and modelling.

We hope you will contribute your high-quality research, and we look forward to reading your valuable results.

Dr. Yu-Chung Hsieh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • LiDAR
  • DEM
  • geological mapping
  • geological applications
  • geomorphology
  • geohazards

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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