Special Issue "GEOBIA in a Changing World"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2018).
Interests: geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA); airborne thermography; the remote sensing of urban energy efficiency; multiscale analysis
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Interests: urban remote sensing; modeling of urban growth and green space; high-resolution building identification
Humanity’s planetary impact is visible at multiple scales in the changing patterns of air, soil, water, vegetation and our cities. In order to better map, monitor, model and manage these impacts over time, a fundamental change in earth-based remote sensing image analysis has quietly evolved within the last 30 years. This has resulted in a technological and conceptual paradigm shift away from purely pixel-based remote sensing approaches to multi-scale object-based approaches and the emergence of Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA). GEOBIA is an evolving integrative Geospatial paradigm, that builds on concepts incorporated from a broad range of disciplines including Remote Sensing; Geographic Information Science; Computer Vision; Knowledge Discovery in Databases; Machine Learning; Geospatial Statistics; Cartography; Photogrammetry; Landscape Ecology; Geography, and many others. GEOBIA also represents a vibrant world-wide community of Geographic Information scientists, researchers, technicians, students and related companies—devoted to developing automated methods to partition high-resolution, remote-sensing imagery into meaningful image-objects, and assessing their characteristics through space and time.
This Special Issue is intended to complement invited papers presented at GEOBIA 2018 and also calls upon researchers and scientist world-wide whom are engaged in developing and applying GEOBIA to better understand the many facets of planetary change. We welcome submissions covering a broad range of GEOBIA-related topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
- Algorithm development, automation, machine-learning and validation
- Challenges related to multi-sensor/data integration and calibration
- Change detection and monitoring
- Classification/error assessment, uncertainty, statistical analysis
- Cloud analysis, VGI Integration and the GeoWeb
- Data processing/mining methods
- Global issues, i.e., urban applications, energy–food–water security, crop yield modelling, forestry, marine and coastal environments, etc
- Integrative technologies/platforms
- Large area applications, i.e., regions, countries, continents, planet
- Multi-disciplinary case studies
- Ontologies and classification
- Open source solutions
- Paradigm development, epistemologies
- Rule-set sharing, adaptation, integration, error-tracking, and responsibility
- Scale issues, i.e., resampling, hierarchical analysis, MAUP
- Semantics and knowledge integration
- Visualization issues and applications
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. Geoffrey J. Hay
Dr. Christiane Weber
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