Special Issue "Latest Developments, Methodologies and Applications Based on UAV Platforms"
A special issue of Drones (ISSN 2504-446X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: geometric and radiometric sensors; sensor fusion; calibration of imageries; signal/image processing; mission planning; navigation and position/orientation; machine learning; simultaneous localization and mapping; regulations and economic impact; agriculture; geosciences; urban area; architecture; monitoring/change detection; education
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Using small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as data acquisition platforms and autonomous or semi-autonomous measurement instruments has become attractive for many emerging applications. They represent a valid alternative or a complementary solution to traditional platforms especially for extremely high resolution acquisitions on small or inaccessible areas. Thanks to their timely, cheap and extremely rich data acquisition capacity with respect to other acquisition systems, UAVs are emerging as innovative and cost-effective devices to perform numerous urban and environmental tasks.
This Special Issue aims at collecting new developments and methodologies, best practices and applications of UAVs in Geomatics. We welcome submissions which provide the community with the most recent advancements on all aspects of UAV in Geomatics, including but not limited to:
- Data processing and Photogrammetry
- Navigation and position/orientation determination
- Data analysis (image classification, feature extraction, target detection, change detection, biophysical parameter estimation, etc.)
- Platforms and new sensors on board (multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, lidar, SAR, gas or radioactivity sensors, etc.)
- Data fusion: integration of UAV imagery with satellite, aerial or terrestrial data, integration of heterogeneous data captured by UAVs
- On-line and real time processing / collaborative and fleet of UAVs applied to Geomatics
- On-board data storage and transmission
- UAV control, obstacle sense and avoidance
- Autonomous flight and exploration
- Applications (3D mapping, urban monitoring, precision farming, forestry, disaster prevention, assessment and monitoring, search and rescue, security, archaeology, industrial plant inspection, etc.)
- Any use of UAVs related to Geomatics
This Special Issue will also feature selected papers from the UAV-g 2017 conference. Authors wishing to have their work considered for this issue, including those not able to present at the conference, should contact the Guest Editors.
Dr. Francesco Nex
Prof. Dr. Fabio Remondino
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Drones is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.