Special Issue "Analyses in Geomatics: Processing Spatial Data on History and Today"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Karel Pavelka
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Guest Editor
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Geomatics, Laboratory of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Interests: remote sensing; photogrammetry; laser scanning; spatial documentation for cultural heritage and in archaeology; astronomy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern technologies allow processing not only contemporary data, but older and historical (mainly) image materials also. There are many examples where historical materials have been used to reconstruct monuments destroyed by various influences, be it their degradation by time, wars, terrorism or natural destructive influences. Existing historical materials together with new data allow unprecedented and objective analysis of the state of objects, development of settlements, human activities and monitoring of changes in natural conditions or climate, etc. Status analysis using historical and new data is the main theme of this Special Issue.

The main topics are:

- Specific spatial analysis applications of information’s from historical photographic and satellite data in comparison with the current state;

- Work connected with nontraditional processing of historical data, extraction of spatial information from historical photographs and other sources (maps, engravings, etc.);

- Projects and applications related to technical issues for the work focused on technology of historical data processing including technologies enabling time and spatial analysis;

- Review articles on state-of-the-art technology related to the scope of this Special issue.

Other related topics on processing historical and new spatial data are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Karel Pavelka
Guest Editor

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  • photogrammetry
  • remote sensing
  • spatial data analysis
  • historical photos
  • declassified satellite images
  • city growing
  • reconstruction of landscape
  • extinct historical objects
  • 3D documentation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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