Special Issue "Geodata Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2018).
Interests: geospatial and spatio-temporal data management; spatio-temporal data mining and knowledge discovery from data; spatio-temporal multi-granularity; ontologies and semantic-driven knowledge discovery
Geodata management applies data management principles to geospatial data, promoting proper data curation and preservation to enable data discoverability, access, and sharing for geographical and spatio-temporal data produced in a number of different domains, from atmospheric to ocean data, biodiversity, forest, crop, urbanization, transportation and energy. Geodata management is then a key enabler for the development of global research infrastructures progressing research to tackle societal challenges like climate change, ocean and biodiversity preservation, clean and safe energy, food security, and providing evidence and facts in support of the related innovation policies. Scientists, decision makers, citizens, and entrepreneurs: All may benefit from the increased number of scientific geographical and spatio-temporal data produced when these comply with common standards and interoperable sharing services are used; they may further profit if data are harmonised, making a shift from metadata to data interoperability to enable full reuse of software and to allow smoothly to expand the analysis on enlarged areas.
Open issues to address relate to the semantic enrichment of data, as well as to the adoption of domain and cross-domain conventions and the definition of common vocabularies for observations variables to enable data reuse in multiple domains. Similarly, the specification of reference quality checks and standards for observation values is still work in progress in most application domains.
This Special Issue solicits contributions on geodata and spatio-temporal data management, to progress geodata interoperability towards uplifting existing geodata research infrastructures to provide an effective support to fact-driven e-governance and decision making and supporting the development of innovative geodata driven economical opportunities.Dr. Elena Camossi
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- experiences on domain and cross-domain application of geodata and spatio-temporal management standards
- cross-domain geodata harmonisation initiatives and best practices
- experiences on the reuse of open geodata
- novel software solutions, services and architectures for geodata management
- geodata research infrastructures
- use of geodata for e-governance