Special Issue "Free and Open Source Software and Tools for Environmental Applications"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paolo Dabove
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Guest Editor
Department of Environment, Land, and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI), Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: positioning; surveying and mapping
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Dr. Bianca Federici
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DICCA), University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: remote sensing and GIS
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent years have been characterized by rapid developments in various fields of environmental analysis, positioning and mapping. The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has developed rapidly at both commercial and academic research levels.

This Special Issue brings together scientists, developers and advanced users in software development, analysis of environmental data, geographical data acquisition, processing and visualization, aiming to encourage cooperation and diffusion in the various fields where open source technologies are nowadays used.

With this Special Issue on "Free and Open Source software and tools for environmental applications ", we address research methods, as well as applications on the design, implementation, characterization and use of free and open-source software for geospatial and environmental analysis, positioning, mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science. This includes the development of new and innovative technological concepts based on free and open source software for scientific research, as well as for education and business projects.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting an article containing original research. People who attend the FOSS4G-IT 2020 conference are particularly encouraged to submit a contribution in this Special Issue.

Dr. Paolo Dabove
Dr. Bianca Federici
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • FOSS
  • open source
  • environmental applications
  • positioning
  • mapping

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