Geographic Information Systems and Cartography for a Sustainable World

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1119

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Cartography Laboratory, School of Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering (SRSE), National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zographos, Greece
Interests: cartography; VGI; web mapping; geographic information science
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Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 9 Iroon Polytechneiou Str., 157 80 Zographos, Greece
Interests: sustainable development; urban and regional planning and policy; spatial planning; participatory planning; smart cities and communities; e-planning; foresight methodologies; ICT and urban/regional development; cultural/tourism planning
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Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, School of Engineering, University of West Attica, 12243 Egaleo, Greece
Interests: cartography; eye tracking; geovisualization; GIS; visual perception
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Department of Regional Planning and Development, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos, Greece
Interests: urban & regional planning; spatial analysis; GIS; sustainable development; climate change adaptation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, humanity faces the challenge of meeting society’s needs sustainably without compromising the chances of future generations’ ability to meet theirs. Sustainable development is an interdisciplinary challenge that concerns the environment, public health, and the economy. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 Agenda are a call to action for all countries. Scientists and spatial data stakeholders around the world utilize geographic information systems and cartography to develop plans and policies for sustainability. GISs are the ultimate tool to model, design, and analyze sustainable processes at scales ranging from local to global. At the same time, cartography supplies the visualization and maps that communicate sustainability tactics to scientists and citizens; it holds a key role in educating and raising awareness about sustainability in society.

This Special Issue aims to present research on the role of geographic information systems (GISs) and cartography in achieving a sustainable world. We invite submissions of original research articles and reviews. Potential topics may include (but are not limited to) sustainable development in relation to the following:

  • Land use administration, planning, and optimization;
  • Volunteered geographic information and participatory GISs;
  • Digital twins, smart cities, digital earth/virtual Gl;
  • 3D modelling and visualization;
  • Cartographic design and representations at different scales;
  • Environmental and climate change, natural resources management, and disaster management.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Andriani Skopeliti
Prof. Dr. Anastasia Stratigea
Dr. Vassilios Krassanakis
Dr. Apostolos Lagarias
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  • sustainability
  • sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • geographic information systems
  • cartography
  • geovisualization

Published Papers

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